Reviews of SEA Effectiveness

2012 Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland

In 2012, the EPA published the findings of a review into how effectively the SEA Directive has been implemented in Ireland since its transposition in 2004. The review findings are summarise in the following reports:


2018 Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland

A second Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland, funded by EPA, will commence in 2018. Information on this review will be available on this page in due course. 


EC Implementation Reports

The second European Commission Implementation Report on the SEA Directive was published in 2017. This report presents the experience gained in applying the Directive in Member States between 2007 and 2014. It follows on from the first Implementation Report which was published in 2009.  


EC REFIT evaluation of the SEA Directive

The European Commission has commenced a REFIT evaluation of the SEA Directive, 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. To this end, the evaluation will be performed against five criteria: (i) effectiveness; (ii)efficiency; (iii) relevance; (iv) coherence; (v) EU-added value. Further information on the REFIT evaluation process is available here.