Tell EU what you want from Brussels.

Have you ever had any trouble working in or traveling to different countries in the EU? The European Commission is asking all EU citizens to share the problems they have experienced when moving around the EU, whether it was for work, study, or a holiday. You can also describe the kind of European Union they would like to see by 2020. (Less red tape!!!!)

The European Commission is now asking citizens from all over the European Union to help set the policy agenda for the coming years and shape the future of Europe. The consultation will be open until 9 September, during which time the public will be asked about the obstacles they face in exercising their rights as EU citizens.

You can influence EU policies by sharing your experiences on, (among other things): looking for a job in another EU country; factors that might prevent you from looking for a job elsewhere in the EU; and problems faced when looking for a job in the public sector in another EU country. Or tell them about the lack of pension integration, the fact that you can not take your bank account from one country to another, that English should be the standard language of the EU, that you want a proper democracy, etc. You get the gist.

Europeans make over a billion journeys within the EU per year and more and more citizens are benefiting from the right to live and work in another EU Member State: in 2010, an estimated 12.3 million EU citizens, or 2.5 %, were living in a Member State other than their own.

You can participate in the public consultation by filling out a short questionnaire online (open until 9 September 2012).

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