All citizens, organisations and stakeholders interested in the future of connectivity and digital infrastructure in Europe are invited to respond. This concrete opportunity to shape the discussion on how to make the most of the European Union's budget will end in less than two weeks. The consultation replies will then be taken into account when designing the next long-term budget for the EU and for the next generation of programmes financing strategic infrastructure in the area of connectivity and digital public services, eHealth or cyber security.

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How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. You are welcome to elaborate on your answers in the dedicated text boxes foreseen for this purpose. The questionnaire is accessible in 23 EU languages. Contributions may be submitted in any of the official EU languages. The questionnaire takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


In 2018, the European Commission will propose the future EU long-term budget for the post-2020 period, the so-called Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).  This new budget should support the European Union in delivering on the things that matter most, in areas where it can achieve more than Member States acting alone.

On January 2018, the Commission held a first orientation debate and launched a series of public consultations on the priorities of the EU that should be reflected in the next MFF. This follows the publication of the Commission reflection paper on the future of EU finances on 28 June 2017 and of the Commission White Paper on the future of Europe on 1 March 2017, which encouraged all citizens to join the discussion on the key decisions impacting our common future.

More information

Further information can be found on the Digital Single Market website