Two questionnaires on migration and security are online until March 8, 2018, for anyone to answer in order to help the European Commission draft its financial programs after 2020.
The European Commission has launched two public consultations on EU funds dedicated to migration and security. The objective is to gather citizen's opinions in member states, as well as the views of stakeholders, to assist with drafting the Union's future financial programs.
An online questionnaire will be available in 23 European languages until March 8, 2018
. It takes about half an hour to complete.
Proposals for the future
"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," explained the European Commission on the website of the initiative. "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."
The Commission said that the consultation is part of a process to gather points of view "on how to make the most of every euro of the EU budget."
A perspective on European policies
Regarding the questionnaire on migration (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EufundsMigration
), the European Commission stressed that the funding "can contribute in different ways, including to the medium to long term integration of legal migrants in our societies: Programs combating poverty and enhancing social inclusion can include the immediate needs of migrants and refugees amongst their priorities." In the questionnaire, participants can share their opinion on the importance of hosting migrants and refugees, legal migration, resettlement, fighting trafficking.
The questionnaire on security in the EU (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EUfundsSecurity
), concerns issues such as fighting border crimes, the security of borders and support in humanitarian emergencies. After the end of consultations in March, the commission will sum up the proposals that will be helpful in drafting the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020. (An image of the online questionnaire of the EU Commission)