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12-13 September 2019 | Second regional workshop on sharing environmental information effectively

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

This second workshop to improve communication to support environmental policy and share the EEA and Eionet’s experience took place at the EEA’s premises in Copenhagen. The audience consisted of communication experts from the ministries of environment and statistical authorities of the Eastern Partnership countries.

The workshop delivered:

  • tools for communication with the general public and policymakers following the Aarhus Convention;
  • hands-on exercises in drafting outreach campaigns and using social media, a crisis simulation exercise and the do’s and don’ts of infographics.

This was a follow-up to the 2018 workshop at the EEA, which focused on drafting communication plans and developing communication networks. The need to communicate effectively was identified in the study of efficiency and effectiveness of environmental assessments in the Eastern partnership countries. Effective communication affects policymakers and the general public and thus contributes to stronger environmental governance.

This workshop focused on active learning, hands-on exercises and real-time simulations of crisis situations and press conferences. Eionet experts from Greece, the Netherlands and Norway shared their knowledge with their counterparts from the partnership countries. The workshop was highly scored by the participants.


'It was one of the most interactive and useful workshops, I have ever attended' Ani Hambardzumyan, Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia

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The event was covered by the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Moldova and on Facebook | the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and on Facebook | the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia | the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and on Facebook.