Local and Regional Authorities, stakeholders and citizens are welcomed to contact their relevant Member States Competent Authorities for Invasive Alien Species (IAS) information and reporting. Member States Competent Authorities contributed to the preparation of baseline distributions of invasive alien species of Union Concern under EU Regulation 1143/2014, and have the obligation of reporting the presence of IAS of Union concern, under Art. 16 of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.Italy
According to Decreto Legislativo 15 dicembre 2017, n. 230 di “Adeguamento della normativa nazionale alle disposizioni del regolamento (UE) n. 1143/2014 the Ministry for Environment (Ministero della Transizione Ecologica (MITE)) is the competent authority designated.
L’Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA) works as scientific support to the Ministry.