About this initiative


The evaluation covers all EU farm policy (CAP) measures that impact on water. It will:

  • focus on the quality and quantity of water

  • assess 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


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
29 October 2018 - 26 November 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (12)

  • European Environmental Bureau (EEB) (Belgium)
    26 November 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Environmental Bureau (EEB) (Belgium)

    The EEB welcomes the evaluation of the impact of the CAP on water, but would like to point out the following gaps in the current roadmap. First of all, it should include additional sources, such as reports and opinions by the European Court of Auditors (particularly the special report “Integration of EU water policy objectives with the CAP: a partial success”). The evaluation should also address current gaps and missed opportunities which...

  • Deutscher Naturschutzring (Germany)
    26 November 2018 Environmental organisation
    Deutscher Naturschutzring (Germany)

    Die Ausgestaltung der Europäischen Agrarpolitik ist von maßgeblichem Einfluss auf den guten Zustand unserer Gewässer und Wasserressourcen und damit zugleich die Zielerreichung der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (WRRL) und weiterer Richtlinie (z.B. Nitrat, Biodiversität, Meeresschutz) Daher begrüßen wir die geplante Evaluierung. Diese kommt allerdings zu spät, da die Reform der EU-Agrarpolitik ab 2021 jetzt verhandelt wird und die Ergebnisse dieser...

  • James Hutton Institute (United Kingdom)
    26 November 2018 Academic/research institution
    James Hutton Institute (United Kingdom)

    We believe the concepts underpinning the H2020 project ‘Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security’ (MAGIC ) may useful to this important initiative; and wish to support the process as deemed appropriate. MAGIC is assessing how European policies can be better integrated to address the global challenges of delivering water, energy and food security (the WEF nexus). A transdisciplinary methodology is used to...

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Public consultation

Feedback: upcoming
Planned for
First quarter 2020

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Second quarter 2020

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