Baltic Environmental Forum: provide environmental protection and management
The BEF was founded by the Baltic Ministries of Environment, Germany and the European Commission as a technical assistance project aiming at strengthening the co-operation among the Baltic environmental authorities.
With EU accession the technical assistance projects ended. However, to keep the networks active and to implement more projects in the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe the BEF team has founded in 2003 NGOs in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany. Together with the partner CTC St. Petersburg the organisations are united in the BEF group which implements environmental protection projects in the Baltic Sea Region and other regions of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.