Launching of the peer to peer mechanism

Wednesday 7 March 2018

The project “setting up a peer review mechanism”, which ran from 2014 to end 2016, received favorable feedback at the SCG meeting on 27 October 2016. As a result, in late 2017 the European Commission launched a new two-year project named “peer-to-peer process support for the improvement of Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive (FD) implementation”. The aim of this initiative is to support direct exchange between experts from Competent Authorities (the peers) and provide a stimulating instrument for developing collaborative thinking between River Basin Management Plan and Flood Risk Management Plan developers in the different European basins.

The Peer-to-Peer Secretariat is pleased to announce that a call for expression of interest is now running up to 31 March 2018. It is open to River Basin District Authorities and voluntary experts keen to take part in peer-to-peer missions and aims at identifying:

  • Competent Authorities (CAs), which need to communicate their Expression of Interest to the secretariat at in order to receive a peer-to-peer exchange mission.

The expression of interest can be downloaded at:

All material related to the call, including the manual of procedures, can be found on the project website:

We highly appreciate your active support to facilitate the dissemination of this call to the competent authorities in your country, so that they can take advantage of this new mutual learning tool.

The peer-to-peer secretariat remains at your disposal should you have any questions and looks forward to collaborating with the European WFD implementation community to improve River Basin Management Planning and Flood Risk Management Planning across Europe.

Yours sincerely,

The Peer to peer Secretariat (