Assistance, advice, guidance, technical support


TAIEX-EIR Peer 2 Peer is a demand-driven programme. Any national, regional or local authority needing advice and guidance on good implementation practice and governance in one of the areas mentioned in the EIR country reports can make a request. TAIEX can organise the following support activities:

  • expert missions from public environmental authorities to the requesting body,
  • study visits of employees of the requesting body to another Member State institution in order to learn from peers and
  • single or multi-country workshops.


Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

These guidelines provide local authorities with a structured approach on how to develop and implement strategies for urban mobility based on thorough analysis of the current situation, combined with a clear vision for sustainable development of the urban and neighbouring areas under consideration. Thereby, SUMPs can help cities make efficient use of existing transport infrastructure and services and ensure a cost-effective deployment of the proposed measures.

Air Quality Index (ENV)

Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. The European Environment Agency's European Air Quality Index allows users to understand more about air quality where they live. Displaying up-to-the-minute data for the whole of Europe, users can gain new insights into the air quality of individual countries, regions and cities.



CIVITAS is a network of cities for cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe and beyond.  Since it was launched by the European Commission in 2002, the CIVITAS Initiative has tested and implemented over 800 measures and urban transport solutions as part of demonstration projects in more than 80 Living Lab cities Europe-wide. CIVITAS offers practitioners opportunities to see innovative transport solutions being developed and deployed first-hand, and learn from peers and experts working in the field. CIVITAS nurtures political commitment, new marketable solutions, and offers funding and knowledge exchange with a view to creating growth and better connected, more sustainable transport modes.

App supporting Early Warning System, for instance urban heat risks (CLIMA)   "The purpose of this session would be to raise awareness about the potential of IT in support of early warning systems. The session would bring together a representative of a city with a well-functioning app to enhance citizens' response to heatwaves, an IT company representative developing an app and a regular user of such application (citizen of a city).The session should allow for a clear showcasing of the app and interactive handling (playing)."

Serious Game- Sustainable Cities Edition (JRC)

A serious game consists in the application of entertaining, enjoyable techniques to achieve a serious, professional purpose. Serious games can be very powerful to get over psychological resistances, either to learning or to engaging with specific people or groups. The present version of the game, based on JRC Scenario Exploration System, was adapted  in order to better engage city-related  stakeholders with the result of a foresight study.

Green Driving Tool (JRC)

This is a tool that helps you to reduce fuel costs and to select a suitable type of car for your purposes/journeys while reducing CO2 emissions.

The JRC is building simulation models that evaluate fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in vehicles. This will contribute to reducing the impact of vehicles on global warming and help the European Union to make the best choices for the future of our environment.