The ex ante evaluation
The ex ante evaluation and the development of the Programme were carried out simultaneously to ensure the quality of the Programme as a whole. In this regard, the ex ante evaluation analyses Programme’s contributions to the Europe 2020 strategy, the relevance and clarity of the indicators, the consistency of the financial allocations in relation to the objectives and the quality of the management mechanisms. The evaluation report is available in Spanish.
The environmental assessment
The strategic environmental assessment meets the requirements of the Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 27th of June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment. Its main objective is to analyse the possible effects that the Programme could have on the environment and to propose, where appropriate, the measures to mitigate or eliminate this impact.
The Managing Authority submitted the environmental assessment report of relevance and the Programme draft for consultation to the environmental authorities of the four Member States during the period of May to July 2014.
As a result of the consultation, the four environmental authorities established that for all the regions involved in the Southwest Europe space the Interreg Sudoe Programme will not have significant effects on the environment. Therefore, no regular strategic environmental assessment is needed. The main reason stated by the environmental authorities was that the Programme co-finances actions of intangible nature and it promotes the implementation of concrete actions in the field of the environment. You can download here a summary in Spanish of the resolutions adopted by the environmental authorities on the screening out of Interreg Sudoe Programme (table included in the ex ante evaluation report).