Policy assessment

Since 2016, the EESC has contributed to the Better Regulation Agenda by carrying out assessments of EU policies and legislation. These are adopted as Evaluation Reports (formerly known as Information Reports).

EESC Members draft these Evaluation Reports with the assistance of the respective thematic Sections/CCMI secretariat and of the Foresight, Studies and Policy Assessment Unit (FSA). This unit was created to introduce the systematic practice of analysis and policy evaluation in the EESC, providing methodological support to this activity throughout the process.


  • Adopted on 22/09/2021 - Bureau decision date: 23/02/2021
    Reference
    ECO/547-EESC-2021-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania

    Evaluation of e-Cohesion 2014-2020:

    The objective of the evaluation is to gather evidence on the implementation and performance of e-Cohesion systems for the operational programs funded by ERDF and Cohesion Fund during the programming period 2014-2020. Performance of e-Cohesion systems is understood primarily as: simplification, reduced administrative burden, and streamlined reporting and verification procedures for the four main types of users of such systems: i) beneficiaries, ii) managing authorities and intermediate bodies, iii) certifying authorities, iv) and audit authorities.

    Information report: Evaluation of the implementation of e-Cohesion in Programmes financed by ERDF and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020
  • Adopted on 09/06/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/01/2021
    Reference
    SOC/675-EESC-2021
    Information report: Evaluation of the Directive on combating terrorism
  • Adopted on 27/04/2021 - Bureau decision date: 29/10/2020
    Reference
    NAT/806-EESC-2020-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary

    The Commission is undertaking a series of evaluations of the Common Agricultural Policy for the timeframe 2014-2020, assessing performance against the CAP's general objectives. Since the evaluation targets CAP socioeconomic impacts, representing a wide-ranging scope, the EESC provided a complementary evaluation focusing on five countries whose selection has been made together with the Commission in order to maximise complementarity and added value to the EC evaluation.

    Information report: Evaluation on the CAP's impact on territorial development of rural areas (Information report)
  • Adopted on 27/04/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    NAT/805-EESC-2020-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Spain

    The SUD can play a central role in the European Green Deal framework, being crucial to the Commission's Farm-to-Fork strategy for shifting to a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system, and complementary to both the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Zero Pollution Strategy.

    Information report: Evaluation on Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Information report)
  • Adopted on 16/07/2020 - Bureau decision date: 16/07/2019
    Reference
    TEN/702-EESC-2019-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Information report: Evaluating the European Energy Union – The social and societal dimension of the energy transition
  • Adopted on 16/07/2020 - Bureau decision date: 22/01/2019
    Reference
    TEN/701-EESC-2019-01-01
    (Italy
    Information report: Evaluation on Trans European Network – Transport (TEN-T) guidelines 2013–2020
  • Adopted on 11/12/2019 - Bureau decision date: 22/01/2019
    Reference
    NAT/767-EESC-2019-01-01-01597
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    France
    (Czech Republic
    Information report: Evaluation on Environmental Crime Directive
    Evaluation on the Environmental Crime Directive - Technical Appendix
  • Adopted on 30/10/2019 - Bureau decision date: 22/01/2019
    Reference
    NAT/766-EESC-2019-01-01-02014
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    (Ireland

    The evaluation will take a broader perspective than the young farmers’ payments under the first pillar of the CAP and the measures for young farmers under Pillar II of the CAP.

    Information report: Evaluation of the Impact of the CAP on Generational Renewal
    Technical appendix - Evaluation of the Impact of the CAP on Generational Renewal
  • Adopted on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 22/01/2019
    Reference
    INT/884-EESC-2019-01-01-01055-00-00-ri-tra
    (Italy

    In response to the Commission's request for civil society's contribution to the evaluation of the directive, the EESC has consulted CSOs in the Member States. The Committee's conclusions address the directive's transposition, scope, effectiveness and potential revision.

    Information report: Evaluation of the Consumer Credit Directive
  • Adopted on 18/10/2017 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Reference
    NAT/699-EESC-2017-01-01-00690-00-00-RI-TRA
    (Bulgaria
    Information report: Ex-post evaluations of the Rural Development Programmes 2007/2013