You would be incorrect. Historically, very few (read: none) European events nominated themselves for the PAPA Circuit. When informed they were eligible and, indeed, pushed by organizers to at least submit their names, a few ended up on the Circuit! This year, however, the PAPA Circuit instituted a per-player fee for all Circuit events, and the European events elected not to participate.
Regarding the surveys: Some TD's really took those responses to heart, listened to the feedback, and responded to their participants. Some of them were... less interested in feedback. We find value in the data, though, which is why we're still sending out surveys after events even though we've known for a while that they will not be the way we determine circuit events after this year. I would encourage people to continue to be honest in their feedback. It's anonymous, and it helps.