Take part in a survey on the implementation of the Directives on Public Procurement: challenges and opportunites at regional and local level


The 2014 Directives introduced a number of changes in the European legal framework for public procurement. These changes include new procedures to reduce red tape and provide easier access for SMEs, as well as stronger provisions on integrity and transparency, which target corruption and fraud, and a new focus on the role of public procurement in achieving policy goals in innovation, environmental protection and social inclusion.

Considering the key role of subnational governments in local public markets, through their spending on goods and services, construction and public works, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has started to analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by regions and cities in implementing the new legal framework.

This consultation is being conducted by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the CoR. By responding to this survey, you will help us to identify these key challenges and to gather the views of regions and cities on the types of policy needed to overcome them.

The CoR is expected to publish the survey results in May 2019 in a summary paper that will be circulated to all respondents. The results will also feed into the CoR opinion on the implementation of the 2014 Directives on public procurement.


Start the Survey!


  • The survey is available in all EU languages; to select your preferred language, click on the drop-down menu on the right of the screen
  • The survey will be open until Monday 13 May 2019 midnight
  • It should take no more than 20 minutes to complete the survey 
  • All responses will be kept confidential
  • For more information, please contact econ-survey-cor@cor.europa.eu
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