Zoos Directive

Evaluation study to support the evaluation of the Zoos Directive (Council Directive 1999/22/EC)

VetEffecT has been awarded a study for the European Commission (DG Environment) to support the evaluation of the Zoos Directive (Council Directive 1999/22/EC)The objective for the evaluation of the Zoos Directive is to support the European Commission’s Zoos Directive Regulatory Fitness Check and Performance (REFIT) programme. This study is carried out in order to assess whether the Zoos Directive meets its goal and whether or not the different member states have implemented legislation with the help of the Zoos Directive.

The tasks performed for this study are:

Development of framework and methodology to address the issues under examination. 

Project report published: EU Zoos Directive Good Practices Document

The final report of our project on the Zoos Directive has been published by the Commission 

Member States are responsible for applying the provisions of the Zoos Directive 1999/22/EC and ensuring their necessary enforcement.

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