Assessment of Policy Impacts and Inter-relationships on Sustainability in Europe
The EU Framework Program 7 project ͚APRAISE͛ (Assessment of Policy Impacts and Inter-relationships on Sustainability in Europe) is a 3 years project, which can offer European and national policy makers a more holistic understanding of the interaction of different policies so that efficient policies can be formulated. For example, in some circumstances two policies can reinforce each other, whereas in other situations implementing these policies may be counterproductive. By evaluating existing and expected policy approaches for environmental policies within the EU, APRAISE can provide such insights: when can policy synergies be achieved and under what circumstances do we risk reduced policy effectiveness due to co-existence of policies? As these insights will becontext-specific (e.g., sector or geographical context), the analysis will focus on both environmental policy making at the EU level and at the level of individual Member States.
APRAISE aims to provide policy makers with an improved understanding of: • the efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy of existing and potentially new environmental policies, • how these policies could interact, and • what could be the impact of such policy interactions on achieving social, environmental and economic goals at both the European and Member State level.