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a) Do you agree that ethical and transparent lobbying helps policy development?([ID17])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID18])
b) It is often said that achieving appropriate lobbying regulation is not just about transparency, i.e. shedding light on the way in which lobbyists and policy-makers are operating. Which of the below other principles do you also consider important for achieving a sound framework for relations with interest representatives? More than one answer possible([ID19])
Comments or suggestions  (Optional)([ID56])
c) In your opinion, how transparent are the European institutions as public institutions?([ID20])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID112])
1.2 The Transparency Register provides information to politicians and public officials about those who approach them with a view to influencing the decision-making and policy formulation and implementation process. The Register also allows for public scrutiny; giving citizens and other interest groups the possibility to track the activities and potential influence of lobbyists. Do you consider the Transparency Register a useful tool for regulating lobbying?([ID21])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID113])
2.1 Activities covered by the Register include lobbying, interest representation and advocacy. It covers all activities carried out to influence - directly or indirectly - policymaking, policy implementation and decision-making in the European Parliament and the European Commission, no matter where they are carried out or which channel or method of communication is used. This definition is appropriate:([ID23])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID114])
2.2 The Register does not apply to certain entities, for example, churches and religious communities, political parties, Member States' government services, third countries' governments, international intergovernmental organisations and their diplomatic missions. Regional public authorities and their representative offices do not have to register but can register if they wish to do so. On the other hand, the Register applies to local, municipal authorities and cities as well as to associations and networks created to represent them. The scope of the Register should be:([ID37])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID115])
3.1 What is your impression of the Register website? : Design and structure ([ID49])
3.1 What is your impression of the Register website? : Availability of information / documents ([ID50])
3.1 What is your impression of the Register website? : Ease of search function ([ID51])
3.1 What is your impression of the Register website? : Accessibility (e.g. features for visually impaired persons, ease of reading page) ([ID52])
3.1 What is your impression of the Register website? : Access via mobile devices ([ID53])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID116])
Final comments or ideas on any additional subjects that you consider important in the context of this public consultation (Optional)([ID29])
Attach files([ID106])
Do you want to proceed to Part B ?([ID90])
1.1 The Register invites organisations to sign up under a particular section, for example, professional consultancies, NGOs, trade associations, etc (Annex I of the Interinstitutional Agreement). Have you encountered any difficulties with this categorisation?([ID34])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID59])
2.1 Entities joining the Register are asked to provide certain information (contact details, goals and remit of the organisation, legislative dossiers followed, fields of interest, membership, financial data, etc) in order to identify the profile, the capacity of the entity and the interest represented (Annex I of the Interinstitutional Agreement). The right type of information is required from the registrant:([ID61])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID66])
2.2 It is easy to provide the information required:([ID35])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID64])
2.3 Do you see any room for simplification as regards the data disclosure requirements?([ID65])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID69])
2.4 What is your impression of the overall data quality in the Register:([ID71])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID76])
3.1 The Code of Conduct sets out the rules for all those who register and establishes the underlying principles for standards of behaviour in all relations with the EU institutions (Annex III of the Interinstitutional Agreement). The Code is based on a sound set of rules and principles:([ID57])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID58])
a) The present procedure for dealing with alerts and complaints is adequate:([ID62])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID72])
b) Do you think that the names of organisations that are suspended under the alerts and complaints procedure should be made public?([ID24])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID36])
4.1 How user-friendly is in your opinion the Register website in relation to registration and updating? : Registration process ([ID82])
4.1 How user-friendly is in your opinion the Register website in relation to registration and updating? : Updating process (annual & partial) ([ID83])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID86])
5.1 The European Parliament and the European Commission currently offer certain practical advantages (incentives) linked to being on the Register. The Commission has also announced its intention to soon amend its rules on Expert groups to link membership to registration. Which of these advantages are important to you? In the European Parliament (EP) : Access to Parliament buildings: long-term access passes to the EP's premises are only issued to individuals representing, or working for registered organisations ([ID87])
5.1 The European Parliament and the European Commission currently offer certain practical advantages (incentives) linked to being on the Register. The Commission has also announced its intention to soon amend its rules on Expert groups to link membership to registration. Which of these advantages are important to you? In the European Parliament (EP) : Committee public hearings: guests invited to speak at a hearing need to be registered ([ID88])
5.1 The European Parliament and the European Commission currently offer certain practical advantages (incentives) linked to being on the Register. The Commission has also announced its intention to soon amend its rules on Expert groups to link membership to registration. Which of these advantages are important to you? In the European Parliament (EP) : Patronage: Parliament does not grant its patronage to relevant organisations that are not registered ([ID30])
In the European Commission : Meetings: organisations or self-employed individuals engaged in relevant activities must be registered in order to hold meetings with Commissioners, Cabinet members and Directors-General ([ID97])
In the European Commission : Public consultations: the Commission sends automatic alerts to registered entities about consultations in areas of interest indicated by them; it differentiates between registered and non-registered entities when publishing the results ([ID98])
In the European Commission : Patronage: Commissioners do not grant their patronage to relevant organisations that are not registered ([ID99])
In the European Commission : Mailing lists: organisations featuring on any mailing lists set up to alert them about certain Commission activities are asked to register ([ID100])
In the European Commission : Expert groups: registration in the Transparency Register is required in order for members to be appointed (refers to organisations and individuals appointed to represent a common interest shared by stakeholders in a particular policy area) ([ID101])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID5])
6.1 Do you believe that there are further interactions between the EU institutions and interest groups that could be made conditional upon prior registration (e. g. access to MEPs and EU officials, events, premises, or featuring on specific mailing lists)?([ID6])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID89])
6.2 Do you agree with the Commission's view that the Council of the EU should participate in the new Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Register?([ID31])
Comments or suggestions (Optional)([ID104])
7.1 How does the Transparency Register compare overall to 'lobby registers' at the EU Member State level?([ID10])
Good practices or lessons learned at the EU Member State level to be considered, or pitfalls to be avoided. (Optional)([ID75])
Final comments or ideas on any additional subjects that you consider important in the context of this public consultation (Optional)([ID103])
Publication of your consultation([ID105])
Justification:([ID108])
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*Your organisation belongs to the following type:

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Name

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Email address (this information will not be published)

a) Do you agree that ethical and transparent lobbying helps policy development?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

b) It is often said that achieving appropriate lobbying regulation is not just about transparency, i.e. shedding light on the way in which lobbyists and policy-makers are operating. Which of the below other principles do you also consider important for achieving a sound framework for relations with interest representatives?

More than one answer possible

Comments or suggestions  (Optional)

c) In your opinion, how transparent are the European institutions as public institutions?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

1.2 The Transparency Register provides information to politicians and public officials about those who approach them with a view to influencing the decision-making and policy formulation and implementation process. The Register also allows for public scrutiny; giving citizens and other interest groups the possibility to track the activities and potential influence of lobbyists.

Do you consider the Transparency Register a useful tool for regulating lobbying?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.1 Activities covered by the Register include lobbying, interest representation and advocacy. It covers all activities carried out to influence - directly or indirectly - policymaking, policy implementation and decision-making in the European Parliament and the European Commission, no matter where they are carried out or which channel or method of communication is used.
This definition is appropriate:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.2 The Register does not apply to certain entities, for example, churches and religious communities, political parties, Member States' government services, third countries' governments, international intergovernmental organisations and their diplomatic missions. Regional public authorities and their representative offices do not have to register but can register if they wish to do so. On the other hand, the Register applies to local, municipal authorities and cities as well as to associations and networks created to represent them.
The scope of the Register should be:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

3.1 What is your impression of the Register website?

Design and structure

Availability of information / documents

Ease of search function

Accessibility (e.g. features for visually impaired persons, ease of reading page)

Access via mobile devices

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

Final comments or ideas on any additional subjects that you consider important in the context of this public consultation (Optional)

Attach files

Do you want to proceed to Part B ?

1.1 The Register invites organisations to sign up under a particular section, for example, professional consultancies, NGOs, trade associations, etc (Annex I of the Interinstitutional Agreement).
Have you encountered any difficulties with this categorisation?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.1 Entities joining the Register are asked to provide certain information (contact details, goals and remit of the organisation, legislative dossiers followed, fields of interest, membership, financial data, etc) in order to identify the profile, the capacity of the entity and the interest represented (Annex I of the Interinstitutional Agreement).

The right type of information is required from the registrant:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.2 It is easy to provide the information required:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.3 Do you see any room for simplification as regards the data disclosure requirements?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

2.4 What is your impression of the overall data quality in the Register:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

3.1 The Code of Conduct sets out the rules for all those who register and establishes the underlying principles for standards of behaviour in all relations with the EU institutions (Annex III of the Interinstitutional Agreement).
The Code is based on a sound set of rules and principles:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

a) The present procedure for dealing with alerts and complaints is adequate:

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

b) Do you think that the names of organisations that are suspended under the alerts and complaints procedure should be made public?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

4.1 How user-friendly is in your opinion the Register website in relation to registration and updating?

Registration process

Updating process (annual & partial)

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

5.1 The European Parliament and the European Commission currently offer certain practical advantages (incentives) linked to being on the Register. The Commission has also announced its intention to soon amend its rules on Expert groups to link membership to registration.
Which of these advantages are important to you?

In the European Parliament (EP)

Access to Parliament buildings: long-term access passes to the EP's premises are only issued to individuals representing, or working for registered organisations

Committee public hearings: guests invited to speak at a hearing need to be registered

Patronage: Parliament does not grant its patronage to relevant organisations that are not registered

In the European Commission

Meetings: organisations or self-employed individuals engaged in relevant activities must be registered in order to hold meetings with Commissioners, Cabinet members and Directors-General

Public consultations: the Commission sends automatic alerts to registered entities about consultations in areas of interest indicated by them; it differentiates between registered and non-registered entities when publishing the results

Patronage: Commissioners do not grant their patronage to relevant organisations that are not registered

Mailing lists: organisations featuring on any mailing lists set up to alert them about certain Commission activities are asked to register

Expert groups: registration in the Transparency Register is required in order for members to be appointed (refers to organisations and individuals appointed to represent a common interest shared by stakeholders in a particular policy area)

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

6.1 Do you believe that there are further interactions between the EU institutions and interest groups that could be made conditional upon prior registration (e. g. access to MEPs and EU officials, events, premises, or featuring on specific mailing lists)?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

6.2 Do you agree with the Commission's view that the Council of the EU should participate in the new Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Register?

Comments or suggestions (Optional)

7.1 How does the Transparency Register compare overall to 'lobby registers' at the EU Member State level?

Good practices or lessons learned at the EU Member State level to be considered, or pitfalls to be avoided. (Optional)

Final comments or ideas on any additional subjects that you consider important in the context of this public consultation (Optional)

Publication of your consultation

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