REFIT Evaluation of the SEA Directive

The European Commission commenced a REFIT evaluation of the SEA Directive in late-2017, designed to assess the performance of the Directive and ensure that it is "fit for purpose".

The evaluation exercise aims to identify how or why the Directive is/is not working, including issues arising in the existing legal provisions. The evaluation will be performed against five criteria: (i) effectiveness (ii) efficiency (iii) relevance (iv) coherence and (v) EU-added value. 

You can find out more about the REFIT evaluation process here.


Public consultation

The public consultation element of the REFIT evaluation commenced on 23 April 2018 will run to 23 July 2018.

You are welcome to contribute by filling in the online questionnaire.