(06 February 2018) – The European Commission has launched a consultation to collect the views of all interested parties on cohesion policy and the EU budget. Contributions may be submitted in any of the 23 official EU languages.
This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in Cohesion policy, including beneficiaries of EU programmes and funds such as national, regional and local authorities, inter-governmental and non-governmental bodies, academic institutions, civil society and enterprises.
Similar consultations have taken place in the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes in several policy areas, including on current performance and future challenges. The views expressed by stakeholders in these consultations will be taken into account in the current process for the future Multiannual Financial Framework.
The Commission is launching in parallel to this consultation, a series of public consultations covering the entire spectrum of EU future funding in the following areas: Cohesion; Investment, Research & Innovation, SMEs and Single Market; Migration; Security; Strategic Infrastructure; Values and Mobility.