EC launches a Public Consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market


Through an on-line consultation, open until March 8th 2018, the European Commission is inviting public input on the EU budget for it successor to the Horizon 2020 research program, covering the single market, small- and medium-sized businesses and other financial assistance programs for stimulating innovation. The views expressed will serve the Commission as it prepares its proposal for the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework, running from 2021 to 2027.

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.

The consultation is open to all citizens, organisations and stakeholders with an interest and/or involvement in issues related to investment, entrepreneurship, research, innovation and SMEs. It is accessible in 23 EU languages, and contributions may be submitted in any of the official EU languages.