CONSULTATION OF INTERESTED PARTIES
(05 February - 07 April 2003)
on a Working Document issued by
Protection : improvement of public awareness and safety
in the face of natural and man-made hazards"
The Commission is planning to adopt by May
2003 a Communication on the above-mentioned subject. The principal
aim of the working document was to provide a basis for the
stakeholder meeting held on 28 February 2003. See draft
participants list, and slide
The aim of the "consultation" is
to open the consultation process to parties other than our
usual correspondents in the Member States and Accession Countries
on concrete measures that we intend to propose. Apart from
our correspondents in the Member States and Accession Countries,
the "public" concerned is therefore, primarily NGO,
industry, local authorities...
It is therefore not a standard "green
paper" consultation process. Moreover, such general consultations
took place previously (Green
Week, Civil Protection Forum 28
& 29 November 2002 etc.) and provided elements which
were blended into this document.
The draft proposal has also
been sent out to the Member States, EEA States, Accession
Countries, Environmental NGOs, European and National Industrial
Federations and Associations and some international organisations
(see list of contacted
parties). These interested parties should further distribute
the draft proposal to other interested parties not on the
list, as appropriate.
The consultation period is now over. With
a view to shaping the "post communication" process,
stakeholders can however still send their comments. All comments
should be sent to :
Unit ENV-D.3 (Civil Protection)
tel. +32 2 295 42 90
fax +32 2 299 03 14
In order to make the consultation process
as transparent as possible, you can consult the
contributions received during the consultation process.