About this consultation

Consultation period
3 May 2018 - 26 July 2018

Responses to this consultation

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Target group

Any interested party, including private citizens, companies, organisations, public authorities  etc. are welcome to contribute to this consultation

Objective of the consultation

In line with the decision adopting the 7th EAP, we are evaluating this Environment Action Programme to see what worked well, and how it could have been better. The evaluation focuses on the structure and strategic role played by the 7th EAP and asks how it helped us deliver a better environment in practice.  In line with the European Commission’s guidelines for evaluations, it will assess the 7th EAP in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and added value. This open public consultation is part of the evaluation. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. The evaluation of the 7th EAP will also build on contributions from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the state of the environment, the EU Environment Implementation Review (EIR), consultations with Member States, and targeted consultations with specific interest groups.  A synopsis report, with a summary of the results of all consultation activities, as well as a brief summary of the contributions will be published on the Commission’s consultation page

How to submit your response

The questionnaire is available in all official EU languages (except Irish), and responses can be submitted in any official EU language. It will take about 20 minutes to answer the questionnaire.

Please note that to ensure a fair and transparent consultation process only responses received through the online questionnaire will be taken into account and included in the summary report.

The questionnaire has three sections:

  • Section I asks questions to establish information about you as a respondent.
  • Section II asks general questions about an environmental policy framework.
  • Section III asks more in-depth questions about the specific architecture and content of the 7th EAP. Everyone can answer these questions but because of the specific background we would recommend this Section for participants who are "very familiar/familiar with the main aspects" of the 7th EAP (see question 9).

The questionnaire also offers the possibility to upload documents containing written statements. Your opinion matters to us. Thank you very much for taking the time to contribute to this consultation.

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Additional information

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If you are a registered organisation, please fill in your Register ID number in 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. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a registered organisation.

During the analysis of replies to a consultation, contributions from respondents who choose not to register will be treated as individual contributions (unless the contributors are recognised as representative stakeholders through Treaty provisions, European Social Dialogue, Art. 154-155 TFEU).

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