Evaluation of the Eco-innovation Action Plan
IDEA Consult evaluated the Eco-innovation Action Plan for the European Commission DG Environment.
The objective was to review the Eco-innovation Action Plan in the light of the priorities of the new Commission such as the Investment Plan for Europe and the on-going work related to the proposal for a transition towards an EU Circular Economy. With respect to the latter the Circular Economy Action Plan is of particular importance. Based on a number of clearly identified review criteria and an appropriate review framework, we examined the implementation of the Eco-innovation Action Plan, its results and existing funding opportunities for each of the seven Actions. Additionally the governance structure of the Action Plan was analysed as well as its awareness raising activities. Given the new policy reality, the review derived policy recommendations and identified potential scenarios for the future.