The International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up in 1974 in Paris in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis. Its work has considerably expanded since to cover a vast number of energy issues including oil, gas and coal, renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, access to energy, markets and more. IEA focuses on specific areas of work: promoting energy efficiency, ensuring energy security, international collaborations, data collection, trainings and capacity building, technology collaboration, global engagement and industry engagement.
The IEA brings together its 30 member countries and the EU, which has partnered with the organisation since its creation. It is reputed for the quality and depth of its publications such as the World Energy Outlook, the Monthly Oil Data Service and the Key World Energy Statistics.
The EU has been a strong supporter of the IEA both through the regular participation in and contribution to discussions by EU energy experts but also through the significant EU voluntary funding provided. In 2019, the EU was the second largest contributor, providing over 5,5 million EUR, or 19% of the total voluntary contributions to the organization.
Below you can find more information about the EU at the IEA and about general IEA work.
EU funded programmes
• An Affordable and Sustainable Energy System for Sub-Saharan Africa
• Mission Innovation