Yes, you can shape Europe!

European Commission
2 min readJul 10, 2020

Did you know that you can have your say when European laws are made?
By sharing your views and ideas with us, you can help us develop initiatives on topics ranging from a clean environment, roaming charges, online shopping, and much more!

How to share your views

Communicating with the European Commission has never been easier. Tell us what you think of our initiatives by visiting the ‘Have Your Say’ portal — answer a questionnaire, leave a comment or share your views in any of the 24 EU languages. You can easily find opportunities to make your voice heard on the website.

Sharing your feedback is important now more than ever as we make Europe greener and more digital, protect lives and livelihoods and repair the economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

What happens once we receive your feedback?

The portal brings together several opportunities to contribute to shaping EU laws and policies in a user-friendly format. We analyse all feedback that we receive and use it to guide our work. When proposing new policies, initiatives and laws, the European Commission applies the highest quality standards and focuses on areas where we can achieve the best results.

Reports are published on the ‘Have Your Say’ website under each initiative. This way you can see how feedback can contribute to initiatives.

To give you a few examples, your contributions have guided and improved our work on several important initiatives, such as the European Solidarity Corps, and our guidelines for the energy efficiency of buildings.

Your feedback has already helped us shape policies at the EU level on:

The New Rules on Plastics

Common Agricultural Policy

Check out more such stories here.

Why is your opinion needed?

The answer is simple: EU policies, initiatives and laws have an impact on the lives of millions of people and businesses across Europe and beyond. We need and want to consult and gather the views of the citizens and experts to design initiatives and solutions to issues that you face so as to further improve your everyday life. By involving you, our ultimate goal is to develop EU laws that correspond to your needs and create a strong sense of ownership of the European project.

What are you waiting for?

Visit the ‘Have Your Say’ portal and shape the EU as you want.

The future of Europe is in your hands!

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