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Scoping

Scoping is about determining the scope of an IA. The most important issues for the IA and the best way to address them are identified. A plan (or terms of reference) for conducting the IA is developed in relation to the importance and magnitude of the proposal. Relevant stakeholders may be involved to discuss the potential scope of an IA from different perspectives. The following issues are being addressed:

  • Content (what are the problem’s boundaries and its characteristics; what are the most important impacts, which ones should be neglected? Which indicators should be used to assess them?)
  • Extent and depths of the analysis (what are relevant geographical and time scales?)
  • Methods (which methods should be used to assess the impacts? Should stakeholders be consulted and how?) and
  • Stakeholders (Who/ which groups should be consulted and when?)

Scoping methods generally

  • help to identify key impacts and aspects that need further analysis;
  • help to structure and organize a more detailed assessment;
  • can usually be completed quickly; and
  • do not require significant resources or expertise.

Publications and applications

Titelsort descending Type of practice Updated date
Action plan on freight transport logistics Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:10
Animal Health Strategy (2007-2013) Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:14
Better Careers and more Mobility: a European Partnership for Researchers Example of an IA Activity 2013-02-25 16:20
Better training for safer food Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:56
Conservation and Management of Sharks Example of an IA Activity 2013-02-25 16:20
Consumer rights Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:37
Cross-border payments in the Community Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 12:36
Developing the RIAM method (rapid impact assessment matrix) in the context of impact significance assessment Publication 2013-12-09 09:56
Electronic communications and services (European Electronic Communications Market Authority) Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 15:24
Enhancing the security of explosives Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 09:37
Entry and residence of highly qualified third country workers Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:38
Equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 14:24
European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 12:45
European Energy Strategic technology Plan (SET-Plan) Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 09:41
i2010 - a European Information Society for growth and employment Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 09:44
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 09:45
Infrastructure for spatial information (INSPIRE) Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 14:01
Minimum sanctions to employers of illegally resident third-country nationals Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 14:08
New light commercial vehicles as part of the Community’s integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles Example of an IA Activity 2013-02-25 16:20
Packaged Retail Investment Products Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 14:12
Placing on the market and use of feed Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 14:18
Public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts in the fields of defence and security Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 15:27
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:45
Roaming on public mobile telephone networks Example of an IA Activity 2013-12-20 15:44
Scheme of generalised tariff preferences Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:57
Screening decisions concerning the likely impacts of plans and projects on Natura 2000 sites Publication 2013-12-17 08:21
Simplification of the Cosmetics Directive Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 14:07
Single permit for third country workers in Member States Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 14:33
Strategy for the internalisation of external costs Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-15 15:11
Support scheme in the cotton sector Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:39
Teacher Education in the European Union Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 10:04
Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 13:30
Timeshare Directive Example of an IA Activity 2013-02-25 16:20
Type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions and on access to vehicle repair information Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-29 14:22
Urban transport security Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 10:06
Water scarcity and drought Example of an IA Activity 2013-10-04 10:07
White Paper: 'Together for Health' Example of an IA Activity 2013-02-25 16:20

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