On November 12 the European Commission hosted a large conference, in which EAPN took active part, to present and discuss the results of the public consultations on the EU budget review.
On the basis of the consultation, the main priorities for the EU budget identified by the Commission on the basis of the consultation are:
- Climate change
- EU competitiveness in a global economy
- Energy security
EAPN is concerned about the limit of the priorities identified and the absence of a priority on solidarity and sustainability. EAPN will work Social Platform and the Civil Society Contact Group to try to impact on the follow up of this consultation.
From the 284 contributions to the consultations, 55 came from NGOs and all Member States responded: