This web-based Clearing House aims at providing a cost-effective tool for user-friendly access to information on transport, health and environment covering scientific, legal and policy aspects. It aims also at providing an inter-active tool for the exchange of information and good practices among its users (particularly with the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA)* and of South-Eastern Europe**). The Clearing House should contribute to further improving the cooperation and planning of relevant activities among international organisations, and should be a cornerstone for an effective implementation of THE PEP, both at national and international levels.
THE PEP Clearing House's basic role is to provide links and search mechanisms to all related sites maintained by Governments, inter-governmental, regional and local authorities as well as by international and national organisations, non-governmental organisations and scientific and research institutions. The dissemination of information and good practices at the pan-European level will be supported by the use of languages other than English, particularly Russian.
THE PEP Clearing House contributes primarily to the integration of environmental and health aspects into transport policy, one of THE PEP's key priority areas, through the dissemination of information, good practices and capacity building.
* The term ‘EECCA’ refers to Belarus, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Ukraine; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia; and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
** ‘South-Eastern Europe’ includes Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.