Ex-post Evaluation of the Single European Sky (SES) Performance and Charging Schemes
Åpen konsultasjon igangsatt av Kommisjonen 7.6.2016
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens høringsnettside)
This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 4 September 2016 at the very latest.
The Performance Scheme is a key element of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative. The SES performance scheme, which was first introduced in 2009, sets Union-wide performance targets binding on Member States as of 2012 at local and regional level for fixed reference periods of 3 – 5 years in four key performance areas (KPAs): safety, environment (flight efficiency), capacity (delay) and cost-efficiency. The scheme aims to deliver better air navigation services (ANS), leading to more direct routes, fewer delays, and the saving of unnecessary costs for airspace users and passengers while maintaining or improving existing high levels of safety. The costs of ANS, including Eurocontrol costs and national oversight costs are paid by airspace users through user charges. The SES performance scheme is therefore closely linked to the SES charging scheme, which regulates the calculation of user charges on the basis of the cost-efficiency performance targets.
Objectives of the consultation
This open public consultation is part of the process to support the European Commission with an independent evaluation of the SES performance and charging schemes. In the frame of the present evaluation, a public consultation will ensure that all stakeholders (airspace user or relevant groups representing airspace users, air navigation service providers, professional staff representative bodies, manufacturing industry, airport operators or bodies acting on their behalf, National Supervisory Authorities, military authorities, etc.), as well as any interested citizen, have the opportunity to provide the Commission with their views and opinion on the implementation and continued policy relevance of the SES performance and charging schemes. The consultation also aims to gather factual information on what works well and what should be improved.
The scope of the public consultation will broadly cover:
• Relevance in relation to the identified problem(s) the regulations purport to address, the form of intervention and coverage
• EU added value compared to what could have been achieved in the absence of EU intervention (i.e. by Member States at the national and/or regional level).
• Effectiveness of the performance and charging schemes
• Efficiency in relation to the costs incurred and benefits achieved and/or expected
Inputs from this written consultation will be taken into account when preparing the final report of the ex-post evaluation support study, due in December 2016.
In addition to the public consultation, a more targeted and in-depth survey questionnaire will be launched in May 2016, which aims at covering the elements not addressed by the present consultation and the annual monitoring and review reports produced by the PRB. Respondents to the public consultation will be given the opportunity to indicate their interest to take part in this targeted survey consultation.
The outcome of the ex-post evaluation will contribute to the revision of the SES performance and charging schemes for the third reference period (RP3, 2020-2025).
Questions and answers
Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language.
To facilitate dissemination of views, you may consider submitting your contribution, or a summary thereof, in the English language. The responder information and multiple choice questions are required. If any of the corresponding mandatory fields have not been filled in, the system will redirect you to the incomplete answer before allowing submission.
Report on results
Following the public consultation, a report will be made publicly available on the website.