Environmental Institute regularly participates in research and development projects within the EU Framework Programme (FP) schemes, in particular in EU research and/or coordination projects ANALEACH (INCO-Copernicus), TAQC WFD (Marie Curie), AWACSS, TRAP-NAS, WARP, WEKNOW, VIRM (5th FP), AQUATERRA, NORMAN, EAQC-WISE and SOCOPSE (6th FP). Currently EI is a partner in AQUAREHAB and EDA-EMERGE projects (7th FP).
Current research activities deal primarily with the EU WFD priority pollutants, emerging substances and screening/identification of unknown organic pollutants in environmental samples. EI has its own well-equipped laboratory, accredited according to ISO 17025 for a wide range of parameters. EI dedicates its pragmatic experience and familiarity with regional environmental sectors and local conditions to provide adequate project management in the Central and Eastern European Region.
- EDA–EMERGE – Novel tools in Effect Directed Analysis for identifying & monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale (2011 – 2015)
- AQUAREHAB – Development of rehabilitation technologies and approaches for multipressured degraded waters and the integration of their impact on river basin management (2009-2014)
- NORMAN – Network of reference laboratories and related organisations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants (2005 – 2008 – present)
- SOCOPSE – Source Control of Priority Substances in Europe (2006 – 2009)
- AQUATERRA – Global change and Ecosystems: Integrated Project (2003 – 2008)
- EAQC–WISE – European Analytical Quality Control in Support of the Water Framework Directive via the Water Information System for Europe (2005 – 2008)
- WEKNOW – Web-based European Knowledge Network On Water (2002 – 2005)
- AWACSS – Development and testing of new immuno-analyser for water quality control , Automated Water Analyser Computer Supported System (2001 – 2003)
- WARP (2004)
- VIRM (2003 – 2006)
- ANALEACH – Development and harmonisation of analytical procedures to quantitate leaching of inorganic and organic contaminants from fly ash (1997 – 2000)