Welcome to the expert consultation aimed at gathering further evidence for the Support to the Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive. 

The Fitness Check of the EU Water Legislation is a comprehensive policy evaluation assessing whether the current regulatory framework for a policy sector is “fit for purpose” as per the Better Regulation Guidelines. The goal is to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added value of EU Water Legislation, thus promoting better/smarter legislation, making it more responsive to current and future challenges as well as helping improve implementation.
Responding to the surveys

Please answer all the questions that you are able to through the online tool. 
Use the 'ok' button to validate your response.

Where you are not able to answer questions – either because of a lack of data or because it is not relevant to you – there is no need to provide a response. Where answers are uncertain, an estimate is more useful than no information at all. Where annual data is provided, please state the year, source and the currency used in your answers. Please append to your responses any reports, publications or other documents that would be useful for the Fitness Check.

The questionnaires are available in English. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the project team if you would like any assistance with language, we can provide some translation or direct support on the phone.

The deadline to respond to the questionnaire is 29 March 2019.

After the surveys

The responses to the questions will be analysed and presented in the report supporting the Fitness Check.

Following the end of the consultation period, we will hold a series of follow-up interviews with some stakeholders to clarify responses to this survey or to ask for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team at or the European Commission at

On information handling
The information you provide will be used strictly in accordance with the provisions of the legislation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies.


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* 1. Name and surname of contact person

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* 2. E-mail address

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* 3. Name of your organisation

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* 5. Type of organisation you represent

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* 6. This survey comprises 10 independent questionnaires.

All stakeholders are able to respond to all questionnaires. However, we have indicated in our invitation email the targeted stakeholders for each survey.

Please choose which questionnaire would you like to respond first.

Once you have completed the questionnaire, the option to respond to another one will be offered. Alternatively you can choose the option 'end of the survey' to complete your response.