One of the outcomes of the 2019 General Assembly in Helsinki was the development of a new four years Multi Annual Strategic Programme 2021 – 2024 (MASP2020+).
Main reason is that the current Multi Annual Strategic Programme (MASP) will expire by the end of 2020. Other reasons are:
- The relationship between COM and IMPEL has changed the last year, also due to changes in the financial structure;
- The European Commission launched the Green Deal Programme with great ambitions for a clean and safe environment;
- A governance review of IMPEL partly due to the growth of IMPEL, to be launching at the Spring of 2020;
- The Commission’s Environmental Compliance Assurance (ECA) Action Plan 2018 and Action Plan 2020, where IMPEL is a key partner for DG Environment in helping to implement these plans.
The main objective of the project is to recalibrate IMPEL’s position and make IMPEL more relevant by delivering a MASP 2020+, fully supported by the network. A project team consisting of IMPEL members is responsible for the outcome of this project.
The first step is to draft a project plan to be adopted by the project team after the first teleconference meeting on 17 February 2020, gather evidence, set out key questions for the MASP discussions and make arrangements on approach, follow-up and tasks in the project team. All IMPEL Expert Teams will be invited to deliver their input.
The project team will produce a MASP2020+ report and will make use of Basecamp, the secured internal platform of IMPEL. The final report is expected to be presented to and approved by the General Assembly by the end of 2020.