The specific objectives of this call for proposals are to support citizens' panels which enable to:
- collect the opinion of citizens on some key European challenges for the future (see themes);
- consolidate a method for stimulating active interaction and discussion between citizens on certain EU policy areas that affect their daily life;
- create mechanisms that enable European citizens to develop civic competences, to formulate their views and opinions on the European integration process in the form of recommendations for policy makers at European level;
- encourage the dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the EU, empowering citizens as regards EU policies and their impact, and ensuring appropriate follow up of citizens' opinions by the EU institutions.