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Consultations and feedback - your opinion matters

The Commission is improving and increasing opportunities to contribute throughout the policy and law-making cycle. By accessing the Better Regulation Portal, interested citizens and stakeholders can share their views on:

  • roadmaps and inception impact assessments, where the Commission outlines new ideas for policies and legislation or evaluations of existing policies
  • aspects of impact assessments, where the Commission analyses the possible economic, social or environmental impacts of a proposal
  • legislative proposals, once they've been agreed on by the Commission
  • draft acts that add or amend aspects of existing laws (delegated acts), or set out rules to make sure EU countries implement laws in the same way (implementing acts).
  • elements of evaluations and 'fitness checks' of existing policies and laws
  • how to improve existing EU laws

More information about Better Regulation and Commission priorities can be found here:

For the past initiatives or those which were in progress on or before 28 February 2017, you can check:

Difference between consultations and feedback

Stakeholder consultations can be described as a formal guided process of collecting input and views from stakeholders, based on specific questions. This process is subject to requirements described in the Better regulation: guidelines and toolbox.
Feedback mechanisms give stakeholders opportunity to express general views, not based on specific questions provided by the Commission. Feedback process does not fall under guidelines.

Transparency, data protection, code of good practice

To ensure transparency during consultations process, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.