The European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of the evaluation of Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain public plans and programmes on the environment (SEA Directive). In parallel, a consultation on the evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme is also being carried out.
With this evaluation, the European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) will assess the results achieved by the SEA Directive since its entry into application with regard to its objectives.
The consultation period on the SEA Directive is open from 23 April – 23 July 2018. Further details are available here.
In parallel, a public consultation on the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme is also being carried out. The evaluation focuses on the structure and strategic role played by the 7th EAP and asks how it helped deliver a better environment in practice. In line with the European Commission’s guidelines for evaluations, it will assess the 7th EAP in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and added value. The evaluation of the 7th EAP will also build on contributions from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the state of the environment, the EU Environment Implementation Review (EIR), consultations with Member States, and targeted consultations with specific interest groups. A synopsis report, with a summary of the results of all consultation activities, as well as a brief summary of the contributions will be published on the Commission’s consultation page.