ACP | EC Public Consultation - "EU citizens: your rights, your future"

Wednesday 09 May 2012


European CommissionDG Justice - consultation "EU citizens: your rights, your future" launched 9 May 12

The EC launched a public consultation at the occasion of Europe Day. Deadline for contributions  is 9 September 2012.

ACP members were invited to submit their contributions and help in promoting the consultation further to their members.

Below you will find the information sent to the ACP.



Public Consultation - "EU citizens: your rights, your future"

9 May is Europe Day. This should be more than just a day of celebration for citizens. The European Commission is calling on citizens all over the European Union to help set the policy agenda for the next years and shape the future of Europe in the biggest ever EU public consultation on citizens' rights. The consultation, which will be launched on 9 May and will last until 9 September, asks the public about the obstacles they face in exercising their rights as EU citizens, be it when travelling in Europe, when voting or standing as a candidate in elections or when shopping online. The exercise comes ahead of the 2013 European Year of Citizens (IP/11/959). The input received from the public will feed directly into the Commission's policy agenda and form the basis for the 2013 EU Citizenship Report, to be presented in exactly one year's time: on 9 May 2013.

Communication products (all available in 22 languages)

A dedicated webpage:, presenting the consultation and linking to the public consultation and all relevant materials

Aflyerto distribute at public events around 9 May and over the coming months (available for download on language versions of the page above)

Web and social media buttons (available for download here)

2010 Citizenship Report– for concrete examples of actions proposed and followed through in the first EC report (all languages available on the page above). A scoreboardon implementation of these actions is also available, in EN.

A videoanimation illustrating various rights of EU citizens and some of the measures EC is working on, following previous report. All language versions as well as shorter thematic versions are available on our YouTube channel