On-line public consultation on a “Code for Effective Open Voluntarism: Good design principles for self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder actions”



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Date: 30/09/2012

Title

On-line public consultation on a “Code for Effective Open Voluntarism: Good design principles for self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder actions”

Policy field(s) top

Information Society; General and Institutional Affairs

Who can reply to this consultation? top

The consultation is fully open to all stakeholders potentially engaged or interested in self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder voluntary actions in the EU. All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation top

The public consultation will last 15 weeks.
It is open from 14/06/2012 until 30/09/2012

Purpose of the consultation top

DG Information Society and Media is launching a public consultation on a “Code for Effective Open Voluntarism: Good design principles for self- and co-regulation and other multistakeholder actions”

In the CSR Communication COM (2011)681, about “A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility,” under the fifth action of the action plan, the Commission has undertaken to seek to codify good practice in various voluntary, self- and co-regulation processes in order to improve the framework for achieving EU policy objectives.

The prime goal of action 5 is to encapsulate, in a very short text, the core propositions that frame effective voluntary multistakeholder action.

As explained in the invitation letter, this consultation has three goals:

  1. Gather comments on the draft Code
  2. Develop a cross-EU and multi-sectoral Network of Excellence, including the sharing of useful reference material and best practices.
  3. Gather knowledge, ideas and opinions about how to ensure that voluntarism receives its appropriate share of attention in the policy-making toolbox.

Event top

A public meeting to discuss the draft code and the two other issues addressed in this consultation will take place onSeptember 10th, 2012 from 15.00 to 18.00 at 25 Avenue de Beaulieu, 1160 Brussels. If you wish to attend this meeting, please register by sending an email to the functional mailbox: EC-CODE [at] ec.europa.eu

How to submit your contribution top

Address of the questionnaire: http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=ECCODE

The consultation is being launched only in electronic formvia the interactive policy-making tool. If you leave the questionnaire for 90 minutes without activity, your countribution will not be saved due to a time-out.  Taking this into account, you are strongly advised to download the PDF file of the questionnaire ( pdf 58 KB) and prepare your contribution beforehand.

When you successfully submit the questionnaire, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you can print your answers.

Contributions received in reply to the consultation will be handled exclusively by the Commission services in full confidence; the summary of the consultation’s results will be published on the Commission’s website in an anonymous way.

If you are replying on behalf of an organisation, please state your name, address and official title in your reply. Any reply on behalf of an organisation which does not state the interests which it represents will be regarded as an individual reply and not a collective reply.

It is important to read the specific privacy statement (hereunder) to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Result of consultation and next steps top

After careful analysis of all the contributions, the Commission will propose a final draft for the Code and accompanying actions, if deemed appropriate, for the end of 2012 or early 2013. This code will be open for signatures to all stakeholders interested.

Contact details responsible service top

DG Information Society and Media, Advisor to General to the Director General Nicole Dewandre
E-mail: EC-CODEec.europa.eu
Postal address:
EC CODE
BU25 4/145
European Commission
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Protection of personal data top

See legal notice of personal data protection: http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices

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