Give feedback on Commission initiatives
As part of its better regulation agenda, the Commission is listening more closely to the views of citizens and stakeholders. The aim is to make evidence-based proposals of EU policies and laws that address their needs. In this space you can share your views on Commission initiatives at key stages of the policy and law-making cycle.
Initial ideas – Roadmaps and inception impact assessments
New ideas for policies and legislation are outlined in documents called roadmaps and inception impact assessments. This is also the case for evaluations and 'fitness checks' of existing laws. You can give your feedback during a period of 4 weeks.
Gathering evidence – Public consultations
Through public consultations you can express your views on the scope, priorities and added value of EU action for new initiatives, or evaluations of existing policies and laws. The consultation is done via tailored questionnaires. Public consultations are open for a response period of 12 weeks.
Legislative proposals – Providing input before the law becomes final
Once the Commission has finalised a legislative proposal and submitted it to the European Parliament and the Council, you have another opportunity to give feedback. The feedback period for Commission proposals is 8 weeks, after which the contributions will be passed on to the Parliament and the Council.
Technical rules or updates – Draft delegated and implementing acts
Sometimes EU laws which have been adopted by the European Parliament and the Council contain specific provisions which allow the Commission to:
- amend or supplement non-essential elements of those laws. This is done in the form of 'delegated acts'
- specify the conditions for existing laws to be implemented in the same way across the EU. These rules are commonly known as 'implementing acts'
Draft delegated and implementing acts are open for a feedback period of 4 weeks.
Simplifying and improving existing laws - Lighten the load
At any time you can tell us how you think existing laws and initiatives can be simplified and improved to be more effective and reduce regulatory burden. Your suggestions may be reviewed by the REFIT Platform and reflected in their recommendations.
To submit your feedback you need to create an EU Login account using the 'Register' button found on the page of a specific initiative. You can also use one of your social media accounts.
Except for responses to public consultations, all feedback received will be published instantly on this site so you can also view what others have said. Therefore all feedback must adhere to the feedback rules and if not, it may be removed.
For transparency, all organisations and those carrying out activities that aim to influence EU decision-making processes are asked to first provide their details in the EU transparency register before giving their feedback.
You can search for initiatives in a number of ways, including by topic, type or date. Click on one to find out if it has a stage open for feedback.