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Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health Hub for Central and Eastern Europe
 
Last Updated on 02/12/2015

Contact Information

Szabadság tér 12, H-1054 Budapest
Telephone: (36-1) 475-4670, (36-1) 475-4456, (36-1) 475-4439
Fax: (36-1) 475-4764, (36-1) 475-4027
E-mail: budest@state.gov

Overview

The Department of State established the Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub for Central and Eastern Europe in 2001.  A Director and two Specialists – one on environmental and clean energy issues and the other on science & technology and health issues – carry out the regional work of the Hub from the U.S. Embassy in Budapest.

The Hub focuses its efforts on the following 20 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Our Mission

To increase cooperation on trans-boundary environment, science and technology and health issues.

What We Do

  • Promote sustainable development and a smart energy future to combat climate change;
  • Support trans-boundary water cooperation and nature conservation;
  • Encourage strengthened environmental protection through policy changes and law enforcement training;
  • Advocate for policies that foster innovation, economic growth and shared prosperity; and
  • Manage relevant projects that bring together governments and stakeholders across the region.

Suggested Reading Materials

"Building an Innovation Ecosystem"

  • Raffi Balian Op-ed by Raffi Balian, Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health Attaché for Central and Eastern Europe
    Published in Hungarian in Figyelő on October 30, 2014
    in English | in Hungarian (pdf 550KB)

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