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Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health Hub for Central and Eastern Europe
Last Updated on 11/05/2015

Contact Information

Szabadság tér 12, H-1054 Budapest
Telephone: (36-1) 475-4456, (36-1) 475-4439
Fax: (36-1) 475-4248, (36-1) 475-4027


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)

Ukraine "LEAP"s

Embassy Science Fellow

  • Dr. Gillespie gives a presentation at CEU. (photo courtesy of CEU/Peter Sorok)

    Interviews with Andrew Gillespie, Associate Director, EPA, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory.  Dr. Gillespie is currently an Embassy Science Fellow visiting Hungary, Slovakia and Macedonia.

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