The European Commission often launches consultations which are open for participation and allow you to participate in policy development of the European Union. Individuals as well as organisations (without any geographical specification) are invited to take part in the regularly opened public consultations shaping European policies.

The mainwebsite to check out the currently open consultations is

In the field of research, open (as well as closed) consultations are available via

WBC-INCO.NET (enlargement countries - WBC and Turkey) participated for example in the Consultation on Green Paper – towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding which closed in May 2011 to feed into the development of Horizon 2020. The outcomes of this consultation are available through the consultation website at