The EEA 2009–2013 Strategy is the fourth Multi‑annual Work Programme. It builds upon the successful delivery of our previous strategy, which established the Agency as a key provider in Europe of environmental data, information and knowledge. The core objective of the current strategy is to continue to produce European, pan-European and regional environment–related data and indicator sets, integrated environmental assessments and thematic analyses in order to provide a sound decision basis for the EU and member countries' environmental policies. The new strategy builds upon the 6th EAP, projecting its four key priorities into the period to 2013, and addressing new initiatives and challenges as they emerge. It also helps define the multi-annual work programme (as required by the EEA Regulation), defining priorities for the EEA's work in the period up to 2013.