Europe: The European Commission public consultation on EU funds will start from January 10 and last till March 8. It will be making comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programs for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU’s long-term annual budget.
Agriculture and Rural Development, Economic and Financial Affairs, Climate Action, Competition, Energy, Environment, Migration and Home Affairs, Justice and Consumers, Mobility and Transport, European Anti-Fraud Office, Research and Innovation, Regional and Urban Policy departments will be invited. Applications are also welcome from all private citizens, organizations and individual stakeholders.
People can take part in the consultation process by filling an online questionnaire that would be in 23 European languages.
The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to deliver on a lot of areas that matter most, in areas where it can achieve more than the Member States acting alone. This requires a careful assessment both of what has worked well in the past and what could be improved in the future. This consultation is an integral part of the process and its objective is to collect the views of all interested parties on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget.