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Public consultation on the "Experience Economy" as an emerging industry

Policy field(s)

Enterprise, Emerging industries, SMEs, entrepreneurship

Target groups

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation

From 12/07/2013 to 31/10/2013

Objective of the consultation

The overall aim of this consultation is to better understand the relevance of setting up specific policy initiatives related to the “Experience Economy” and how to support the development of new industrial value chains.

Through this consultation the European Commission aims at collecting stakeholders' views on: how to better define the "Experience Economy"; how strong the interactions between related  industries are, notably cultural and creative industries, leisure and sport, tourism, entertainment and eco-industries; which actors contribute to shape it and what drives and hinders its further development and the transformation process across various sectors.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by answering the on line questionnaire.

Please note that the deadline for submission has been extended – your response to this public consultation has to be given by 31/10/2013 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

If you represent a registered organisation, please indicate your Register ID number in question 1.1.4 of the questionnaire. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation. If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to register now (http://europa.eu/transparency-register/index_en.htm). Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a registered organisation. Responses from non-registered organisations will be published separately.

The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) , and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) of 21/03/2007)

View the consultation document

You are advised to read the background document pdf - 156 KB [156 KB] before completing your contribution.

View the questionnaire

This questionnaire should take no more than 20 minutes to fill in.

The maximum time to complete the questionnaire allowed by the system is limited to 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your reply. If you exceed the time allowed, your reply will be lost. You can, however, preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire to help you to prepare your response.

Most questions adopt a “multiple choice” approach. In most cases, the respondent is requested to express his/her opinion on a graduated scale concerning levels of agreements, importance or relevance of proposed options. In these cases, the respondent is invited to fill in all the options that a question proposes.

The questionnaire also includes some open questions, for which a limit in length (number of characters, normally 1000) is foreseen.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

responsible serviceSMEs: Clusters and Emerging Industries
e-mailENTR-SMES-CLUSTERS-AND-EMERGING-IND@ec.europa.eu
postal addressEuropean Commission, Enterprise and Industry DG, D/5 SMEs: Clusters and Emerging Industries, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Number of responses received to this consultation

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In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

The results from this public consultation will be used to prepare future actions aimed at promoting the emergence of new industrial value chains under Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 or for specific actions under the Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME) 2014-2020.

The specific results of this consultation will be published beginning of 2014 at the latest in the form of a summary report. The link to the factual report will be provided here.

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