The European Commission commenced a REFIT evaluation of the SEA Directive in late-2017. It is designed to assess the performance of the Directive and ensure that it is "fit for purpose".
This evaluation exercise aims to identify how or why the Directive is/is not working. It also looks to identify issues arising in the existing legal provisions of the directive. The evaluation is being performed against five criteria:
The final report on findings of the REFIT evaluation is expected to be published in 2019.
You can find out more about the REFIT evaluation process here.