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TAIEF Project

What is TAIEF?

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TAIEFThe Environmental Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Facility, TAIEF, offers short-term peer-to-peer assistance to support environmental policy development and implementation in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The following is an indicative list of the countries covered:
  • Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam;
  • Africa: Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa;
  • Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico.

TAIEF offers rapid mobilisation of experts from EU member state administrations to contribute to workshops or seminars, or to provide short-term targeted assistance on environmental challenges. Study visits to an EU country can also be applied for.

TAIEF is modelled on the TAIEX instrument, which has been successful in supporting the EU enlargement process and collaboration with European Neighbourhood countries. Using the same approach, TAIEF aims to build professional networks and improve knowledge transfer globally.

As environmental challenges increase globally, there is growing interest in the experiences with environmental policy gained in the EU over more than 4 decades. International collaboration, information flows, multi-level governance and long-term planning processes have helped keep EU environmental policy progressive. While many challenges persist, environmental quality continues to improve across the EU despite continued growth in populations and economic activity.

TAIEF target groups are public authorities at national and sub-national level, judiciary and law enforcement authorities and non-governmental and private organisations such as professional associations concerned with environmental policy and instruments, and their implementation. Individual persons or enterprises are not eligible.

TAIEF support must be demand-driven. A partner country focal point must ensure ownership of the activity, secure participants and oversee implementation of the TAIEF event. Close liaison with TAIEF staff is essential.

Please note: To avoid redundancy with other EU programmes, TAIEF is not to address the topics of Climate Change and Energy directly. Given the breadth of these topics, eligibility for TAIEF support will need to be determined on a case by case basis wherever these topics are concerned.




The TAIEF project is implemented by: