Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy

Closing Date: 31st October 2014

Objective of the consultation is informing the review of the Europe 2020 strategy and seeking your views on its further development. Policy fields are following economic and financial affairs; competitiveness; industry; single market; employment; research, development and innovation; the digital economy; climate, energy and resource efficiency; education and training; poverty and social exclusion. For more information click here. Closing date: 31st October 2014

European Ombudsman launches public consultation in relation to the transparency of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations

Closing Date: 31st October 2014

On 29 July 2014, the European Ombudsman opened an own-initiative inquiry towards the European Commission concerning transparency and public participation in relation to the TTIP negotiations (OI/10/2014/RA). The present public consultation concerns that inquiry. The outcome of the TTIP negotiations could have a significant impact on the lives of citizens. The aim of the Ombudsman’s inquiry is to help ensure that the public can follow the progress of these talks and contribute to shaping their […]

Consultation on policy options to optimise water reuse in the EU

Closing Date: 7th November 2014

The aim of this consultation is to evaluate the most suitable EU-level instrument/s to foster water reuse, while ensuring the health and environmental safety of water reuse practices and the free trade of food products. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering all key areas of potential application of water reuse: agriculture, urban, industrial, and recreational uses (e.g. golf courses, bathing water), groundwater recharge, […]

Public Consultation on the Ratification by the EU of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Closing Date: 14th November 2014

The aim of this consultation is to solicit stakeholders’ input on specific issues related to the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering specific key areas where EU legislation may need to be amended such as: Import restrictions for metallic mercury from non-Parties to the Convention; Export ban for certain products containing mercury; Mercury use in new […]

Public Consultation on defining criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in the context of the implementation of the plant protection product regulation and the biocidal products regulation

Closing Date: 16th January 2015

This public consultation is part of the impact assessment process and should provide information relevant for the impact assessment. EU-legislation on biocidal products (Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 – “BPR”) and plant protection products (Plant Protection Product Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 – ;”PPPR”) requires the Commission to “specify scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties” of chemical substances. Pending adoption of these criteria, interim criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals apply. In this […]