‘The Annual Reports on the implementation of the Data Collection Framework, as specified in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1283 of 24 August 2018, are submitted to DG MARE by Member States on 31st May each year. After submission, the Annual Reports are evaluated by a dedicated STECF Expert Working Group (EWG) and the STECF evaluation of the EWG results, as well as the STECF advice on the Annual Reports following the STECF Plenary, are published on the STECF website (https://stecf.jrc.ec.europa.eu/). The Member States are encouraged to address STECF comments in subsequent Report submissions to DG MARE (Annual Report, Work Plan), with a view to improve and meet the standards of data collection in the EU framework’.
The Work Plans are prepared by the Member States, submitted to the Commission and screened by independent experts, subject to evaluation by the STECF. On the basis of the STECF opinion, DG MARE approves the Work Plans through Commission Decision. This page gives access to the documents once this process is finalised.
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