Aarhus Centres Guidelines
These Guidelines are prepared with the purpose of enhancing and streamlining the work of the Aarhus Centres, providing guidance for the strategic orientation, set-up and activities of Centres, and hence ensuring a common understanding of all stakeholders on the role of the Centres. Consequently, it should be noted that the Guidelines fulfil a broad purpose and are meant to help enhancing the overall OSCE Aarhus portfolio, but yet be flexible enough for countries to take into consideration national specificities, local conditions and regional priorities.
As such, they reflect not only the findings and recommendations of the Independent Evaluation of the Aarhus Centres, but also those directions provided by the Riga Declaration and the Strategic Plan for the Aarhus Convention (2009-2014). The policies, procedures, practices and processes they propose are focussed on those areas and issues which have been identified as being fundamental to this purpose.
The views, opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this document are not given nor necessarily endorsed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) unless the OSCE is explicitly defined as the Author of this document.