This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 4 November 2012 at the very latest. However, stakeholders are warmly invited to submit their contribution as early as possible to facilitate the analysis of the answers.
This public consultation is part of the preparatory work of the European Commission's services to explore the scope for possible new European Commission initiatives on road charging along the lines outlined in the 2011 White Paper on Transport.
We invite you to read the background document [394 KB] , which explains the context of this consultation, before answering the questionnaire.
You can choose between answering a short or a long version of the questionnaire. The long questionnaire contains 56, mainly multiple choice questions, and touches upon all the details of the identified problems. In the short questionnaire , the 16 retained questions have been chosen in a way to allow respondents to give their opinion on the main topics of the consultation, without entering into the technical details.
How to submit your contribution?
We strongly recommend that you submit your contribution via the online questionnaire. However, your contribution can also be sent to MOVE-ROAD-CHARGING@EC.EUROPA.EU or by post to the following address:
European Commission DG MOVE
Unit D.3 – Land Transport
DM28 – 4/71
We recommend you to print out the questionnaire to allow you to draft your answers to the open text questions carefully before filling-in the online questionnaire.
Please note that the questionnaire may look different in the hard copy (printed) form and that in the online version some of the questions which are conditional on an answer may not appear.
Please also note that the online idle time is 90 minutes. If you leave the opened form untouched for more than 90 minutes, your session will time out and your replies will be lost.
Questions are either compulsory or optional. If any of the compulsory fields have not been filled in, the system will not allow you to submit the questionnaire but will redirect you to the incomplete answer and give you an opportunity to correct it. An error message will appear in a purple/red colour under the question in which a problem occurred.
Note that you should not use the ‘Back’ button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to navigate the online questionnaire, because this will lead to a loss of all the data that you have already inserted. For navigation, you should use the buttons ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ at the bottom of the questionnaire page instead.
When you will successfully have submitted the questionnaire, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you will be able to print your answers. Please record your registration number.
Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language. Nevertheless, in order to facilitate the work and allow easy access to all submission, we would appreciate it if contributions could be submitted in the English language or, in the absence thereof, at least a summary in the English language.
As part of the European Transparency Initiative, organisations are invited to use the Register of interest representatives to provide the European Commission and the public at large with information about their objectives, funding and structures. If you are not registered yet in this register, please visit: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/transparency/regrin/welcome.do?locale=en
Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.