I have the pleasure to announce you that DG ENV has just launched today a PUBLIC CONSULTATION in Internet to gather opinions on possible
elements of a Proposal for a Soil Thematic Strategy.
This consultation will be online for 8 WEEKS. This means that the consultation period will last until 26 SEPTEMBER 2005 It includes 2
- one for citizens
- one for organisations and experts (some versions only mention the word organisations but it is for both)
The questionnaires are available in 7 languages French English German Spanish Italian Polish Dutch
(Note: the reasons why these are the translations available is because these are the languages covered by staff within our unit, which would allow us
to assess the replies given without having to call for the translations services of the Commission which would delay the analysis of the feedback).
You will find background information and reference documents in the same web site. The results of this consultation will be made public and the input
received through this consulation will be fed in the Thematic Strategy, the adoption of which is scheduled for the end of the year.
We would welcome your input and comments, so please do not hesitate to give them to us. You may also wish to share this information with
colleagues or members of your organisations (or more widely as there is a questionnaire for citizens...). Please circulate it widely, the more useful
feedback the better.
Please contact us should you have any questions about the questionnaires at ENV-SOIL@cec.eu.int
Thank you very much for you input and for your cooperation.
I wish you a very very nice rest of the summer.
Unit B1 – Agriculture and Soil