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.
These programmes/funds provide financial support to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries such as regions, cities, NGOs, businesses, farmers, students and researchers. The Commission’s proposals are to focus on areas where it can achieve more than Member States acting alone.
In this context, the European Commission recently launched a public consultation on EU funds for strategic infrastructure. All stakeholders (such as public entities, associations, regions, citizens and beneficiaries) are invited to submit their views via an online questionnaire.
The questionnaire focuses on EU policies, their priorities, their objectives and obstacles, whether these priorities could be achieved better at EU, national or regional/local level and the administrative burdens. It offers text boxes for participants to provide further useful information for the Commission.
Here is the link to the questionnaire:
The consultation deadline is 8 March 2018.
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.market, migration, security, strategic infrastructure, values and mobility.
Links to these consultations are listed here: