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.