The guidelines focus on consultations carried out in policy preparation (of new policies, (spending) programmes, legislative proposals, delegated and implementing acts – with or without impact assessment). They also apply to consultations in the context of evaluations. They provide advice and support on all aspects of carrying out consultations from the definition of the consultation's objectives to the evaluation of the consultation exercise.
While these guidelines are intended for internal Commission use only, stakeholder inputs are an essential element in ensuring the quality of the final product. The Commission therefore encourages stakeholders to participate in this consultation.
From 30/06/2014 to 30/09/2014
The questionnaire can be accessed here.(all languages will be available soon)
The accompanying consultation document can be accessed here .
Your contribution should be sent either:
You may reply in any of the 24 official EU languages. The reply may be published in the language of submission. Replies from organisations not registered in the Transparency Register will be published separately. You may register here.
Contributions will be published on this webpage. Submissions that are clearly marked as "anonymous" will be treated as such and published without personal information.
Submissions indicated as "not for publication" will be treated as such and will not be published. Please read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
Responsible service: European Commission, Secretariat-General, Unit SG C4 – "Work Programme and Stakeholder Consultation"
Functional mailbox: SG-STAKEHOLDER-GUIDELINES-CONSULTATION@EC.EUROPA.EU
Secretariat-General – Unit SG C4 – "Work Programme and Stakeholder Consultation"
The contributions will be uploaded per category of respondents as they are received.
In the interest of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.
After closure of the public consultation, the Commission will analyse and process the replies received. Based on the outcome of the public consultation, the Commission will finalise its Stakeholder Consultation guidelines and make them public on the Europa website.
A public consultation is carried out in parallel on the revision of the Commission's Impact Assessment guidelines, which will be accessed here.