About this initiative


The evaluation covers all EU farm policy (CAP) measures that impact on habitats, landscapes and biodiversity. Taking into account relevant EU environment legislation (Natura 2000), it will assess:

  • the extension and quality of habitats, variety of landscapes as well as the level, quality and geographical presence of biodiversity

  • whether the measures are effective, efficient, in line with EU legislation, relevant and add value.

Agriculture and rural development
Type of act
Staff working document


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Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
08 November 2018 - 06 December 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (36)

  • Society for Conservation Biology (Europe Section, Policy Committee) (Germany)
    6 December 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Society for Conservation Biology (Europe Section, Policy Committee) (Germany)

    Dear madam or sir, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international organization of over 4,000 conservation professionals. The SCB Europe Section (SCB-ES) membership extends to almost every country in Europe. SCB’s Mission is to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity. Advance the application of conservation science to management, policy and education is one of our Strategic Priorities. SCB-ES...

  • European Environmental Bureau (EEB) (Belgium)
    6 December 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Environmental Bureau (EEB) (Belgium)

    The EEB welcomes this initiative to evaluate the impacts EU farm policy has on habitats, landscapes and biodiversity. However, we regretfully note that the current timing of the initiative does not allow for the findings to be reflected in the current proposal for a reformed CAP. We strongly suggest the following improvements. First of all, the initiative also needs to be based on the following sources: • Upcoming report and data from the...

  • Pesticide Action Network Europe (Belgium)
    6 December 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Pesticide Action Network Europe (Belgium)

    Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe recalls the following studies showing the major decline of biodiversity linked to agroindustrial practices: • Hallmann CA et al. (2017): more than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas neigbouring agricultural areas • Silva V et al. (2018) identifying pesticide residues in more than 80% of European agricultural soils and concluding that pesticide mixtures need...

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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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Planned for
Second quarter 2020

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