The NCEA is a foundation. It acts as an independent body of experts for ESIA and SEA procedures in the Netherlands and abroad.

The work of the NCEA is founded on three principles: expertise, independence and transparency. It is the combination of these three that allows the NCEA to be an impartial observer and reviewer of environmental and social information. 

Working approach

The day-to-day work is carried out by technical and project secretaries at the secretariat in Utrecht. For a large part of the NCEA's work - advice on ESIA / SEA for specific projects and programmes, training, individual advice - it may call upon a pool of several hundred experts. These (international) experts work at universities, consultancies and research institutes, allowing the NCEA to organise any expertise required for any advice on ESIA / SEA or in relation to our Sustainability Advice Programme. 

Frequently asked questions

I would like to change my data in, but my link has expired.
Go to and request a new link.
If you have any questions, please contact Njambi Atema via support .

Sharepoint does not recognise my e-mail address.
You may have tried to log into Sharepoint via an ‘organisation account’, while you yourself have a ‘Microsoft account’. On the bottom of the page which you are trying to log in to you will find a link to ‘log in with ‘Microsoft account’.

I am unexpectedly unable to access my projects in SharePoint. What should I do?
Most likely your browser automatically uses different account credentials. To solve this problem, start an incognito or in-private browser session. Click on your browser icon on the right and choose an incognito or in-private session. This type of session does not keep track of which accounts you have already logged into.
If you then go to our Project portal, you should be able to access your projects again after entering your email and password.

I have logged into Sharepoint but now to the project is not working anymore.
The link you received at the start of the project will expire after some time. To access your project, please log in and click on the specific project on the project page. We suggest you add this page as a favorite in your browser.

When I try to log into the project, I get the notification “You need permission for this site”. What should I do?
You are getting this notification because you are trying to log into the intranet of the NCEA. You can log into our Project portal via this link.

I would like to edit a document, but it does not work.
You may have opened a document as a ‘read only’ file. You will find the button ‘enable editing’ on the top of your screen, choose to edit in Word.

Please contact our IT-helpdesk via support if you experience any problems with Sharepoint.