Brussels, 30 January 2002
The European Commission has issued prior information on a call for tender for an evaluation of the approaches to integrate sustainability into Community policy.
The objective of the programme will be to assess to what extent several major Community policies integrate the dimension of sustainable development and to develop an understanding of the problems and constraints with doing so in the future.
The Gothenburg European Council recognised sustainable development as one of the main cross-cutting priorities for the years to come. Sustainable development can be seen as a framework with which each Community policy has to comply, through a proper balance of economic, social and environmental policy considerations. Several major areas of Community policy are concerned, including the Common Agricultural Policy, the Common Fisheries Policy, transport policy and the structural funds.
The proposed strategic evaluation will examine the consistency of these policies with the sustainability dimension and their effectiveness in integrating it from the outset in their design.
For further information, please contact:
Strategic planning and programming unit
45, avenue d'Auderghem
Remarks: Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.
Document Reference: OJ No S 21-015202 of 30.01.2002, p.28