Public consultations on the new Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020

*** Participants or former participants in Horizon 2020 and/or FP7: This survey is particularly aimed at you, so that we can find out what worked well, less well, and what can be improved going forward.***


On 10 January 2018, the European Commission launched a series of public consultations clustered by key policy areas, including research and innovation, in preparation for the EU's next long-term budget post-2020 (MFF). Citizens, organisations and businesses can give their views online until 8 March 2018.

As research and innovation stakeholders, your feedback on "EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single marketis essential. This is THE moment to express your support, based on the EU added value of EU R&I programmes, building on the success of Horizon 2020 and given the importance of research and innovation in extending the frontiers of knowledge, boosting Europe's productivity and competitiveness, addressing the grand societal challenges and sustaining our socio-economic model and values.

Target group

All citizens, organisations and stakeholders with an interest and/or involvement in issues related to investment, entrepreneurship, research, innovation and SMEs 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.

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, covering the entire spectrum of EU future funding in the following areas: Cohesion; Security; Migration and Asylum; Strategic Infrastructure; Values and Mobility.

More details here.

Survey in Portuguese here. Survey in English here

Deadline: 8 March 2018