AGRI - DG Agriculture and Rural Development
MARE - DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
The mission of this group, chaired by DG Environment (Unit D.2 "Biodiversity" and Unit D.3 "Nature Protection"), is to bring together the European Commission, Member States' representatives and various stakeholders (mainly NGOs) as well as the European Environment Agency. It aims at fostering an exchange views and coordinate issues related to the implementation of the Nature Directives (Birds Directive and Habitats Directive) and the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy in particular the targets and actions therein. This Group also reports to Nature Directors as appropriate.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee