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Have your say on EU policies

Have your say on EU policies

Want to get involved in European policymaking? There are several options open to you:

European Citizens’ Initiative

Should the EU legislate on an issue that matters to you? Consider starting a European citizens' initiative asking the European Commission to propose a legal act. Your initiative will need to demonstrate widespread support. That means it must be signed by a million EU citizens, from at least a quarter of EU countries (7 of the 27).

The Regulation on citizens' initiatives is currently under review — learn more.

Petitioning the European Parliament

EU citizens and people living in the EU may petition Parliament on issues to do with EU policy that affect them directly, as may companies and other organisations with head offices in the EU.

Public consultations & other ways to give feedback

The European Commission’s better regulation agenda has opened up more opportunities to contribute to EU policymaking. Have your say through:

Can an EU law be made more effective and efficient? Send in your idea via Lighten the load.

SINAPSE e-communities are a way for experts to provide input to EU policymaking.

Citizens’ Dialogues

Citizens' Dialogues are held in cities across the EU. They offer opportunities to discuss issues you are concerned about with representatives of the European Parliament, the Commission and other EU bodies.

Your opinions on the future of Europe

A special online consultation is also up and running. By participating you can get involved in helping to shape the future of the EU.

Formal complaints

You can:

Transparency Register

Do you represent an organisation or are you are a self-employed individual involved in activities that influence the EU institutions’ policymaking and decision-making processes?

If so, subscribe to the EU Transparency Register.

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