All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute. Contributions are sought from persons, Member States, EU Institutions, local, regional and national authorities, international organisations, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, third countries, social partners and civil society, and in particular organisations experienced with the financial programmes in support of home affairs policies.
From 05.01.2011 to 20.03.2011
The Commission's responsibilities in the area of home affairs have been steadily growing over the last years and have been confirmed by the Stockholm Programme and its Action Plan. Home affairs policies currently include security (prevention of and fight against terrorism and organised crime; police cooperation), migration (legal and irregular immigration; integration; asylum; visa policy) and management of the external borders including return.
The Commission is currently preparing a review of the EU Budget as well as the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework, covering the period after 2013. In this context, it is taking a fresh look at its spending priorities and at the existing delivery mechanisms it has available to implement these policies.
This public consultation forms part of this reflection process and gives stakeholders the opportunity to present their views about how well the financial instruments meet the needs of the home affairs policy area, how efficient they are and how they can be improved to meet future needs and bring more added value. It will also give the Commission an insight into concrete experiences of those working with home affairs programmes, particularly as regards the difficulties they encounter when implementing projects and managing EU funds. The results of the consultation will feed into preparations for future funding in the area of home affairs.
The consultation covers both general questions about the future needs of the home affairs policy area and more detailed questions about specific policy fields and delivery mechanisms. You may find it useful to refer to the background document on funding in the home affairs area which is published alongside this consultation.
The questionnaire will be launched in English and will become available in the other official EU languages a few weeks later.
The questionnaire must be completed in one session, as it is not possible to save comments and responses entered, and return to them later. Please note that you will be automatically disconnected after 90 minutes of inactivity. Therefore if you would like to take time completing the consultation, it is recommended that you prepare your answers using a separate working document.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet, possibly in a summarised form. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, you will be requested to introduce some information allowing us to know who you are and how to contact you. It is important for us to be able if need be to contact the contributors to continue the dialogue or to ask for complementary information.
In the interest of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, companies etc.) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.
Responsible service: European Commission, DG Home Affairs, Unit 01 "Coordination and Planning, Interinstitutional relations"
Directorate-General for Home Affairs
Unit 01 "Coordination and Planning, Interinstitutional relations"
B - 1049 Brussels