EFSA has launched an open consultation on its draft Strategy 2020, which outlines EFSA’s high-level strategic and operational objectives for the next five years as well as the initial practical steps that will be needed to turn these objectives into reality. These will be reviewed following the consultation, and a detailed implementation plan will be developed.
The document has been drawn up by EFSA staff in close consultation with the EFSA Management Board, taking particular account of the obligations outlined in EFSA’s founding regulation, the main external drivers that are expected to influence the direction EFSA takes between now and 2020, and the challenges and opportunities that the Agency will encounter during that period.
EFSA is now inviting key stakeholders and the general public to comment on the document. This is a key step in the process of ensuring that EFSA’s strategic objectives are in line with the expectations and priorities of stakeholders; it will also give them the chance to contribute to its development.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 20 November 2015. Please use the electronic template provided (http://registerofquestions.efsa.europa.eu/roqFrontend/consultation/doc/59) to submit comments and refer to the page numbers. Kindly note that after 2 hours of non-activity your working session will expire and comments submitted after that time will not be recorded and transmitted. Therefore, if the page is left inactive for more than 2 hours, please re-open it from the link before restarting to comment. If you would like to submit additional data to support your comments or files send an email to: RESU.PublicConsult.59 [at] efsa.europa.eu. Please note that a submission may not be considered if:
- it is submitted after 20 November 2015;
- it is not related to the contents of the document;
- it contains personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material; or
- it is related to aspects falling out of the scope of EFSA's mission and tasks.
EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above, and address those relevant for this document.
All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.