About IEEP

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent not for profit research organisation dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe through the analysis and development of policy, and dissemination of research results.

We work closely with EU institutions, 
 international organisations, national governments,
 think tanks, NGOs, academics and the business world.


Our aim is to contribute to a growing depth of knowledge about Europe and the environment and to analyse and present policy options.  We undertake research and consultancy on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental and environment-related policies in Europe and the world beyond it. Our focus on European policy making is shared by few and we have a reputation based on being first in the field and possessing a history of knowledge and involvement acquired over nearly forty years.

Our research work involves both pressing short-term policy issues and long-term strategic studies. Our project portfolio varies from year to year but we are committed to being at the forefront of thinking about the environmental aspects of EU policies and keeping an open dialogue with policymakers and stakeholders. We work closely with the full range of policy actors from international agencies and the EU institutions to national government departments, NGOs,  academics and the business world. Pan European projects are an important part of our work and we collaborate with a well-established network of partners based in different parts of Europe and bringing diverse skills and perspectives with them.

IEEP has an interdisciplinary staff including economists, lawyers and natural and social scientists with experience in several European countries. We are a charity with offices in London and Brussels and a network of partners in other European countries. The London office of IEEP was founded in 1980, the Brussels office in 2001. The Institute has nine research areas spanning the key European and related national policy agendas: