Institutional Capacity Building

Institutional and Technical Support to the European Integration


Capacity development is one of our key services. The development of modern and efficient administrations, with adequate structures, human resources and management skills are crucial to success. All over Europe and beyond we assist public authorities and organisations with change processes to achieve sustainability objectives, e.g. in taking over EU legislation. Strengthening our partners is our mission.


According to the principle of country partnership, we support new EU Member States, accession countries and European neighbourhood policy countries to develop their national and regional administrations as well as to adopt and implement legislation according to EU standards. Since 1999, Umweltbundesamt has been involved in more than 100 Twinning partnership projects - a unique success record: In the field of environment, we are the most successful Twinning institution EU-wide.