The public consultation is to seek the views of the general public and all stakeholders in order to help assess whether the actions already underway to establish an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community according to the INSPIRE directive 2007/2/EC are still on course to meet the objectives pursued.
The results of this public consultation will contribute to the INSPIRE interim-policy evaluation which according to the directive needs to be carried out 7 years after its entry into force. The outcome of the policy evaluation will be reported to the European Parliament and Council in 2014 and may lead to remedial policy action necessary to adapt current approaches so that they align better - in the light of a changing environment - with the achievement of the original objectives of INSPIRE.
The consultation uses a questionnaire to gather information from as many sources as possible, including governments, public sector data providers and users, commercial and non-commercial users and other interested parties on their views about the INSPIRE directive.
The consultation is open from 2/12/2013 until 24/2/2014.
Full details and background information are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/inspire_en.htm