By EDRi

The European Commission frequently organises consultations, which are open not only to industry but also civil society and individual citizens. These are valuable opportunities to shape policy in a positive way from the outset rather than needing to take to the streets when the wrong policy is developed based on bad analysis.

The following is a list of consultations that are of particular importance to digital rights in 2013:

*IPRED consultation on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures
Deadline 30 March
See EDRi’s answering guide
EDRi’s response: http://edri.org/files/edri_response.pdf

*Public consultation on the Independent Report from the HLG on Media Freedom and Pluralism
Deadline 14 June
See EDRi’s response: http://edri.org/files/062013-MediaFreedomPuralism-final.pdf

*Public consultation on the independence of the audiovisual regulatory bodies
Deadline 14 June

*European External Action Service – New EU guidelines on Freedom of expression
Deadline 15 July
See EDRi’s answering guide
EDRi’s response: http://edri.org/files/eeas_response.pdf

*Green Paper – Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values
Update:Deadline 30 September
Green paper in English (pdf)
EDRi’s response: http://edri.org/files/26092013-EDRi-GreenPaper-Converged-Audiovisual.pdf