Reviews of SEA Effectiveness

First Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland

In 2012, the EPA published the findings of a review into how effectively the SEA Directive has been implemented in Ireland since its transposition in 2004. The review findings are summarise in the following reports:


Second Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland

A second Review of SEA Effectiveness in Ireland commenced in March 2018. The 18-month EPA-funded research project (2017-NC-MS-8) is being led by UCD, in collaboration with RPS and Levett-Therivel consultants. The project goal is to assess the progress made in implementing the SEA Directive in Ireland, to identify areas where further improvements are required and to provide guidance and make recommendations on the actions needed to address any identified issues. The first project Newsletter 1. (June 2018) provides an overview of the project.

Further information on this project will be provided on this page in due course.


EC Implementation Reports

The second European Commission Implementation Report on the SEA Directive was published in 2017. This report presents the experience gained in applying the Directive in Member States between 2007 and 2014. It follows on from the first Implementation Report which was published in 2009.