Noise abatement in Europe has made considerable progress in recent decades. Starting with the Green Paper on Noise Policy in 1996, followed by the adoption of the Environmental Noise Directive in 2002, many noise maps and action plans to reduce noise exposure of the population have been developed. However, the problem of noise has not yet been solved and that is why the EPA Network - the informal group of "Heads of European environment protection agencies" - decided in 2010 to boost this topic by creating an "Interest Group on Noise Abatement" (IGNA).IGNA's first mandate from 2011 to 2016 focused on best abatement measures at traffic noise, decision criteria for applying noise abatement measures, limit values and monitoring methods. IGNA organised eight workshops and issued four reports covering road, railway and aircraft noise as well as various letters to EU-institutions asking for tighter noise regulations. In its second mandate from 2017 to 2022 IGNA concentrates on all noise sources, limit values in Europe and quiet areas. The activities of IGNA are leading to a common understanding of how to tackle and solve noise problems and to disseminate the information to players and stakeholders in other countries.