About this consultation

Consultation period
31 July 2017 - 20 November 2017
Environment, Research and innovation

Consultation outcome

The results will feed into the ongoing evaluation of the ETV Pilot Programme.
A short factual summary as well as a brief synopsis report on the results of the consultation will be published on this page.
A report, to be published in the first semester of 2018, will set out the conclusions from the public consultation and from the evaluation study.

Target group

All citizens and stakeholders are welcome to contribute to this consultation. In particular technology developers, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), technology users and innovation experts are encouraged to contribute to this consultation.

Objective of the consultation

Environmental technology verification (ETV) provides independent verification of the performance of environmental technologies. ETV is intended for technologies with innovative features that cannot be fully assessed through certification or labels.

The ETV Pilot Programme is being evaluated through 2017 to propose an appropriate way forward following the end of the Pilot Programme.
The purpose of this consultation is to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide valuable insights on their awareness of the ETV Pilot Programme, on how the Pilot Programme is operating and on how well it has worked, on the perceived or actual benefits of the ETV process, as well as on the future scope and direction of the scheme. The results will feed into the evaluation.

Further information on the project that this consultation is supporting can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoap/etv



How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.
The questionnaire is accessible in English in a first phase. Translation are available into 8 other languages (CZ, DA, DE, ES, FR, FI, IT and PL) . Replies may be submitted in any of the 24 official EU languages. Given possible delays in translating replies submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help to process the survey more swiftly.
You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.
The final question gives the opportunity for documentary evidence submission (max 3 pages).
All contributions that are received may be published on the internet. It is important that you read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.


View the questionnaire

The questionnaire is available via EU Survey.

Before responding, please ensure you have read the specific privacy statement which outlines how your data will be processed by the European Commission.

Additional information

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More info can be found on the Commission webpage on the Transparency Register.