The first objective of the evaluation was to analyse, in an independent way, the results of the existing CPHR as compared to the acknowledged objectives that were set out by the Community when it was introduced. The evaluation was carried out using a range of tools, including a general survey of Competent Authorities and stakeholders, a specific cost survey, 12 Member State field visits and five thematic case studies.
The second objective of the evaluation was to clarify which aspects of the current regime need to be improved and to suggest potential options for amendment, including possible improvements to its structure and working practices. This aspect would have a strong focus on options and recommendations for the design of the future policy and the development by Commission services of a new Community plant health strategy.
Partners: Agra CEAS(Lead), Van Dijk Management Consultants and Arcadia International via the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium (FCEC)
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