The EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION – EEA (Asociatia Europeana de Mediu - AEM) is a non-governmental organization that operates in accordance to its Statute and with international legislation. It was established on 04.04.2003 in Constanta, taking over part of the activities carried-out by the Balkan Environmental Association (BENA) in Romania.
The purpose of the association is to promote and protect the quality and safety of the environment and to organize training courses on environmental management (authorization series CT no. 000074 and 000075/27.04.2005), for university graduates in specialization “Environmental Management Systems Manager“) and courses for lyceum graduates in specialization “Ecology Technician“. EEA in partnership with the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa“ Constanta, has organized up to date 20 series of courses in the field of environmental protection, provided to the trainees free of charge, with the support of organizations/companies such as: B.EN.A., TITAN S.A., Tomini Trading SRL, SC CARPATCEMENT HOLDING SA, BANCPOST, and special courses for the main stakeholders in the Romanian coastal zone: Constanta Maritime Ports Administration, National Oil Company- Constanta Branch of Petromar, Natural Sciences Museum Complex Constanta.
EEA, with the support of the Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A), has initiated the Program for research projects and scholarships for young scientists. Therefore, EEA has funded 17 projects and 10 research scholarships for young researchers following the thematic directions: environmental management, methods and technologies for ecosystem protection and restoration, recycling, solid waste, environmental impact of radioactivity, environmental education etc.
EEA is partner in the frame of the Second Call for Proposals Black Sea Cross Border Cooperation Program/Joint Operational Programme „Black Sea basin 2007-2013” relating to the CREATION OF A BLACK SEA NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN BULGARIA, ROMANIA, UKRAINE, MOLDOVA AND GEORGIA (BS – TOURISM NET) Project (no. 50513/25.06.2013)
Organizing/Co-organizing of the International Symposia:
- International Conference on The Quality of Life and Environment: A Must for the European Integration” 13 – 15 October 2006, Constanta, Romania, organized by the Romanian Ministry of Environment, Balkan Environmental Association, European Environmental Association
Round Table: Sustainable Coastal Management
- International Conference “Management and Sustainable Marine Development”
15 – 18 May 2008, Constanta, Romania, organized by Balkan Environmental Association, European Environmental Association, Municipality of Constanta, Natural Sciences Museum Complex of Constanta, National Institute for Marine Research and Development „Grigore Antipa” Constanta
- International Workshop and Roundtable: “Planning for sustainable development and implementation of strategies for the protection of wetlands, lakes and protected areas along the Black Sea Coast“, 22-23 July 2008, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agriculture Sciences – Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Letters & Sciences – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (S.U.A.), in collaboration cu Balkan Environmental Association – B.EN.A., European Environmental Association, National Institute for Marine Research and Development „Grigore Antipa” Constanta.
- International Conference “Environmental Capacity Building, Romanian Academy, 11-12 November 2011, Bucharest, Romania
- Joint Operational Programme – Black Sea Cross Border Cooperation in cadrul proiectului “Industrial Symbiosis Network for Environment Protection and Sustainable Development in Black Sea Basin – SYMNET”, NIMRD „Grigore Antipa” Constanta. EEA organized the Progress meeting (25-26 July 2012), 2. Progress conference (27 July 2012).
- The International Conference on “The Sustainability of Pharmaceutical, Medical and Ecological Education and Research – SPHAMEER – 2013”, 21-23 June, 2013, Constanta, Romania, organized by the Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.), “Ovidius” University of Constanţa, Romania, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, European Environmental Association, under the auspices of the Romanian Academy.