International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up in the wake of the 1973-74 oil crisis to help member countries respond to major oil shocks. Since then, the IEA's work has expanded to cover overall energy security, economic development, and clean energy.

Currently, the IEA consists of 30 member countries and the EU fully participates in its work through IEA Governing Board meetings, as well as in the work of IEA committees.

The EU also participates in IEA technology collaboration platforms where countries and organisations work together on energy research and technology.

Eurostat works with the IEA and other international organisations in the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) – a global initiative to collect accurate and transparent oil and gas statistics.

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