Good practices in sanitation and water loss management

Environment Directorate-General

The Directorate-General for the Environment is one of the more than 40 Directorates-General and services that make up the European Commission. Commonly referred to as DG Environment, the objective of the Directorate-General is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations. To achieve this it proposes policies that ensure a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and that preserve the quality of life of EU citizens.


Impel (Implementation Network, with links to national authorities)

IMPEL, the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law, is an international association of environmental authorities in Europe. The network is committed to contribute to a more effective application of European Community Environmental law by capacity buiding, awareness raising, sharing good practices, providing guidance and tools, enforcement cooperation and giving feed back to lawmakers and regulators on the practicability and enforceability of environmental legislation.


European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Agency task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The institution are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries. 

Main clients are the European Union institutions —  the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council — and the member countries. In addition to this central group of European policy actors, it also serve other EU institutions such as the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. 

The business community, academia, non-governmental organisations and other parts of civil society are also important users of its information.


The Lifelong Learning Programme: education and training opportunities for all

 The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe. With a budget of nearly €7 billion for 2007 to 2013, the programme funds a range of actions including exchanges, study visits and networking activities. Projects are intended not only for individual students and learners, but also for teachers, trainers and all others involved in education and training.


There are four sub-programmes which fund projects at different levels of education and training: 

 Other projects in areas that are relevant to all levels of education are funded through the "transversal" part of the programme. Such projects are:

 In addition, the programme includes Jean Monnet actions which stimulate teaching, reflection and debate on European integration, involving higher education institutions worldwide. 

e-Learning Europa portal

Web portal about use of information and communication technologies to improve learning, initiated by the European Commission


The e-Learning Initiative

The eLearning initiative of the European Commission seeks to mobilize the educational and cultural communities, as well as the economic and social players in Europe. It aims at speeding up changes in the education and training systems in Europe


EU Lifelong Learning policy

Major EU initiatives forbetter appreciation and easier recognition of qualifications, experiences and skills throughout the EU providing access to learning or employment opportunities in different countries and encouraging mobility.


pdfBulgarian National Qualificaitons Framework (NQF) (in Bulgarian)

pdfExplaining the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning


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