Information about the decisions taken at the 3rd Programme Planning Group held online on 10th December 2020.
At their last meeting, the PPG agreed to extend the duration of the programming process in order to allow additional meetings and include the outcomes of the stakeholders consultations scheduled in the first quarter of 2021.
The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has begun. The SEA is the assessment of the wider environmental, social and economic impacts of a programme, carried out at the beginning of the programming period. More specifically, the work will include:
- consultations with national environmental agencies, documented in consultation reports;
- appraisal of programme elements as to their potential impact (positive and negative) on the NPA environment;
- an environmental report summarising the results of the assessment;
- suggestions for the implementation, monitoring and control of environmental considerations in the NPA Programme 2021-2027.
The next PPG meetings will be on 2nd February 2021 and 15th April 2021.