Public Consultation on EU Funding Beyond 2020
16 January 2018

Public Consultation on EU Funding Beyond 2020

Consultation period | 10 January 2018 - 8 March 2018

The Euopean Commission has launched a series of public consultations on the priorities of the EU that should be reflected in their Budget beyond 2020. You have until 08 March to say where you think the EU has the most value added. Policy areas are:
Consumers, Culture and media, Digital economy and society, Education and training, Employment and social affairs, EU enlargement, European neighbourhood policy, Humanitarian aid, International cooperation and development, Justice and fundamental rights, Migration and asylum, Regional policy, Research and innovation, Economics of sports.

Target groups

All citizens, organisations and stakeholders with an interest or involvement in issues related to learning mobility; education and training apart from mobility;  volunteering, humanitarian aid, solidarity;  youth work; labour mobility; culture, media and arts; citizenship and values; justice area, judicial cooperation, rights; consumer protection are welcome to respond to this consultation.

Objective of the consultation

In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget.  The Commission's proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to deliver on the things that matter most, in areas where it can achieve more than 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.

Consultations have taken place in the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes covering several policy areas, including on current performance and future challenges. The views expressed by stakeholders in these consultations will be taken into account as part of the current process for the future Multiannual Financial Framework.

In parallel, to this consultation, there are others running in parallel, covering the entire spectrum of EU future funding in the following areas: Cohesion; Investment; Security; Migration and Asylum; Strategic Infrastructure.

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. In order to allow the Commission to best understand your position, you are welcome to elaborate on your answers in the dedicated text boxes foreseen for this purpose. The questionnaire is accessible in 23 EU languages. Contributions may be submitted in any of these. The questionnaire takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and you can access the questionnaire here

The Commission will publish the replies shortly after the end of the consultation period.