About this consultation

Consultation period
8 May 2018 - 31 July 2018

Consultation outcome

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Target group

All individuals and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. 

Objective of the consultation

This consultation aims to collect views from stakeholders on:

  • the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and knowledge of the Ambient Air Quality Directives' provisions in particular;
  • whether and how the Ambient Air Quality Directives have contributed to improved air quality in Europe;

whether the provisions of the Ambient Air Quality Directives continue to be relevant, effective, efficient, and coherent with other EU and national policies, as well as what their EU value-added is. 

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire via EU Survey

Your responses, along with those from other citizens and stakeholders, will be taken into account in the evaluation. It is therefore important that you complete this questionnaire as fully as possible. Responses can be provided in any EU official language. Some questions require more in-depth knowledge of the Directive's provisions (e.g. from question 3.1 onwards) and you are welcome to answer only some of the questions included, depending on how familiar you are with the topic.

The questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may pause the questionnaire 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 will be published on the internet. It is important that you read the specific privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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View the questionnaire

The questionnaire is available via EU Survey. Before responding, please ensure you have read the specific privacy statement.

Reference documents

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Additional information

This public consultation is part of the fitness check of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC, 2004/107/EC) undertaken by the European Commission.

This fitness check will look at the performance of the two complementary EU Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) Directives (Directives 2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC). These Directives set air quality standards and requirements to ensure that Member States monitor and/or assess air quality on their territory, in a harmonised and comparable manner. It will also consider the corresponding Implementing Decision 2011/850/EC and Commission Directive EU/2015/1480.

The current fitness check aims at evaluating the implementation of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC, 2004/107/EC) and at allowing the public to participate effectively through consultation activities.

The questionnaire of the public consultation to support the fitness check has three sections:

1) general information about you and in which capacity you respond to the questionnaire, including data protection provisions;

2) general awareness about air quality issues and the EU policy framework (this section is particularly suited for respondents with less in-depth knowledge of the Directives being evaluated); and

3) specific views with regard to the functioning of the Ambient Air Quality Directives (this section is particularly suited for respondents who are familiar with the provisions and working of the directives).

The evaluation will also make use of the analysis, findings and lessons learned from other relevant evaluations including the fitness check on monitoring and reporting of EU environmental policy (COM(2017)312).