Energy policies directly affect the lives of all citizens. Within the framework of INOGATE, the EU and the INOGATE Partner Countries work together to develop energy security strategies that will balance economic development with environmental sustainability, whilst respecting social values.
The four INOGATE objectives reflect the commitments of the EU to creating a competitive internal energy market, increasing the use of renewable energy sources and moving towards more efficient use of energy.
The overriding policy framework for the INOGATE Programme is the Baku Initiative. At the same time, INOGATE supports all the latest developments in EU external policy, relevant sectoral (energy/climate) policy frameworks and initiatives and regional and bilateral agreements:
INOGATE offers technical support to its Partner Countries by:
INOGATE projects work within the four main objectives, subdivided into thematic areas. The latest activities are included in the work programme approved by the steering committee. While INOGATE provides assistance on a regional level, it has a flexible ‘bilateral’ approach to implementation through the demand-driven Ad Hoc Expert Facility (AHEF) tailored to the needs of each Partner Country.
To date, the energy cooperation channelled through the INOGATE Programme has received over EUR 150 million in funding from the EU.