Legal Framework

EASIN provides technical and scientific support to the relevant European Union policies on biodiversity, and in particular to:

  • EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, with reference to COM (2011) 244 an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020, to the Biodiversity Strategy target 5 ‘Combat Alien Invasive Species’

  • Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species: EASIN has been appointed as the information exchange mechanism supporting Member States in the implementation of the Regulation

  • European Commission as contributing member to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD)

  • Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Descriptor 2: Non-indigenous species

More details on EU policy on biodiversity are available at DG ENVIRONMENT website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/index_en.htm