The European Commission believes that opening up policy making can help the EU to become more transparent, accountable, and effective. Those affected by laws understand better than anyone what impact they have, and can provide useful evidence to improve them. The Commission is also required to consult under the Treaty on European Union (Article 11 and Protocol No 2).
All European public consultations are accessible via the “Your voice in Europe” portal. These consultations are open for a period of 12 weeks. Listed below are a number of useful links to current and recent ‘Environment related’ consultations
For specific European:
Agricultural/ Rural Development Consultations visit here
Climate Action Consultations visit here
Energy Consultations visit here
Environmental Consultations visit here
Maritime and Fisheries Consultations visit here
There a number of additional ways to become involved in EU initiatives. The European commission regularly initiates a number of public consultations on important European Environmental Consultations which directly impact upon Northern Ireland through which you can make your views known. Similarly you may wish to seek support from a range of Northern Ireland Representatives with positions in important European Institutions to assist you in getting your voice heard at a Brussels level. NIEL can provide a range of Services and Training designed to help you raise the profile of your organisation at a European level. Should you wish to investigate your participation in European Funding programmes please visit our EU Funding and Partner Searches section of our site to see how you could become involved.