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

Website: http://www.apraise.org/

Video: http://apraise.org/consensus_building/videos

Duration: 1. 11. 2011 – 31. 10. 2014


EU has formulated ambitious environmental policy targets which aimes 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” offers European and national policy makers a more holistic understanding of the interaction of different policies so that efficient policies can be formulated.

APRAISE aims 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 and evaluate the role of sustainable development indicators for impact assessment.

Project partners: 

JIN – Joint Implementation Network, The Netherlands

JR – Joanneum Research, Austria

Fraunhofer ISI – Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany

UoS – Science and Technology Policy Research University of Sussex, United Kingdom

NTUA – National Technical University of Athens – Energy Policy Unit, Greece

UPRC – University of Piraeus Research Centre, Greece

CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium

VATT – Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland

UL – Laboratory for Energy Policy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

SEIT – Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre, Estonia