European citizens are being urged to spearhead the continent’s digital revolution.

The European Commission is asking them how they think budgets should be spent to maximise the continent’s digital capabilities. With political leaders taking a consultative approach to develop what is called the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union (MFF). And the views they receive from people will be fed into the proposals for the next long-term budget for the EU – to be announced in May.

“The EU needs to use its limited resources carefully. The EU budget must continue to invest for European growth, jobs and innovation while addressing the major opportunities of the decade to come – one of which is the digital revolution,” a news article on the Commission’s website states. “The results of this consultation will feed into the ongoing reflection on the next MFF alongside options and ideas already put on the table by Member States, local authorities and private stakeholders. The Commission will then present its proposal on the next EU budget in May 2018.”

European citizens have until 8 March to have their say.