Environmental and Social Impact Assessment ESIA is a procedure ensuring that impacts of project performance on environment and social community are taken into account before the decisions on these projects are made.

ESIA reports are often used by international creditors/banks. ESIA includes widest strategic impact assessment cycle and as such for banks like EBRD/EIB/WB IFC represents a detail impact assessment tool which is connected with SEP Stakeholder Engagement Plant. In different countries of South East Europe, ESIA assessment package is one of the key documents for internationaly financed projects.

Most of SEE countries have EIA directives implemented thru Strategic Impact Assessment and Strategic Environment Impact Assessment tools.