What is SKEP?
The SKEP network is a partnership of government environment ministries and environmental protection agencies, who seek to use the best available evidence to support their business activities. It is an independent network, supported by member subscriptions.
Through its objectives, the SKEP network aims to develop a coordinated evidence base for better environmental regulation, with clear links between science, implementation and policy
The SKEP (Scientific Knowledge for Environmental Protection) network developed from the EU-funded SKEP ERA-Net project; it became a self-funding partnership from 1 June 2009.
The following countries are full members within the SKEP Network;
Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Sweden and Finland.
Regulatory Evidence Portal
– the broad strategy to simplify and improve the quality of legislation and regulation – is high on the agenda in Europe
Through the SKEP Regulatory Evidence Portal, we aim to bring together the evidence underpinning better regulation for the environment, and establish a community of practice involving environmental policy makers, regulators and experts from a range of academic disciplines across europe.
Enter the site to see our evidence syntheses, visit our library and access a range of resources. Join the Regulatory Evidence Group where you can use our research map to identify experts and build collaborations.