About this consultation

Consultation period
17 July 2017 - 6 November 2017
Policy areas
Environment, Climate action

Consultation outcome

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 recommendations from the study.

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. In particular, we welcome the views of those with knowledge of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its work and products.

Objective of the consultation

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, which relies on a network of several hundred organisations across EU member States and other member and co-operating countries, the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET).

The objective of the EEA and EIONET, as set out in the founding regulation, is "to provide the Community and the Member States with objective, reliable and comparable information at European level enabling them to:

  • take the requisite measures to protect the environment;
  • to assess the results of such measures; and
  • to ensure that the public is properly informed about the state of the environment.

To this end, the EEA and EIONET also provides technical and scientific support."

The European Commission is performing an evaluation of the EEA and EIONET. This evaluation covers the period from the end of the last evaluation (summer 2012) to 2016.

The findings of the evaluation will be used to assess how well the Agency is performing and, in particular, to assess how far the core missions of the EEA and EIONET match current policy demands, some 26 years after the founding of the Agency.

This public consultation is part of a wider consultation exercise that also includes targeted surveys, interviews and focus groups with selected stakeholders. This part of the consultation will provide crucial information with regards to the perceived performance of the EEA and EIONET. 
You are invited to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.

You will be first asked to answer some questions on your profile and personal details.

Then you will be asked to reply to a different set of questions, depending on whether you are a citizen or organisation with a general interest in the EEA and EIONET, or with a more specific knowledge about EEA and EIONET activities and products.

The questionnaire is accessible in English, French and German. Replies to open questions may be submitted in any of the 23 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. It should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

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.