APRAISE: Assessment of Policy Interrelationships and Impacts on Sustainability in Europe

EU has formulated ambitious environmental policy targets which aim at forming the basis for a sustainable European growth. The focus on interrelationships and tradeoffs at each policy level, when designing efficient policy mixes can lead Europe to more significant sustainable pathways.

The “APRAISE – Assessment of Policy Impacts on Sustainability in Europe” offered European and national policy makers a more holistic understanding of the interaction of different policies so that efficient policies can be formulated.

APRAISE aimed to:

  • Improve the decision basis for the selection of policy tools,
  • Include policy interrelationships (synergies and trade-offs) into efficiency assessment and policy design,
  • Develop an improved methodological framework for the ex-post and ex-ante assessment of environmental policies and policy mixes,
  • Empirically assess the existing and planned environmental policies in selected sectors of EU Member States and expand the existing databases on multiple parameters of environmental policies,
  • Evaluate the role of sustainable development indicators for impact assessment.

EU research project

Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2014

Budget € 2.760.877,24


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under the grant agreement Nº 283121.

Project partners

Participating countries

Netherlands, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Slovenia, Estonia