The work of the Aarhus Center Novi Sad is based on the 1998 Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and the Right to Legal Protection in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). The Aarhus Convention provides:
- Access to information
- Public participation in decision making
- Right to legal protection
Aarhus Center Novi Sad was established in 2011 with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the City of Novi Sad and the Mission OSCE in Serbia.