The Ex-Post Evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan Kicked Off
Building on the EU Forest Action Plan’s (FAP) mid-term evaluation, the ex-post evaluation will provide a review of the implementation, effectiveness and appropriateness of the EU Forest Action Plan. This evaluation should also analyze if the objectives of the FAP have been met, if it has led to any side effects, whether the instruments used are appropriate, relevant, effective and efficient and what was the role of the key actors.
Based on these findings, the evaluation will examine if the FAP is the most suitable framework for forest related actions and instrument of coordination between the community and EU Member States. The analysis will be carried out in the light of key developments for the forest sectors in the EU Member States, and at European level and beyond. The final report is expected by May 2012.
The FAP focuses on four main objectives: (1) to improve the long-term competitiveness of the EU forest sector; (2) to improve and protect the environment; (3) to contribute to the quality of life; and (4) to foster coordination and communication between different community actions, as well as between community actions and the forest policies of the EU Member States.
European Forest Institute (EFI) is the coordinator of the project and will carry out the evaluation with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and with the Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (CTFC).
For additional information, please contact Hubert Inhaizer, Forest/Environmental Policy Expert, EFICENT-OEF ( firstname.lastname (at) efi.int)