Europe's People's Forum allows and encourages every single person among the 500 million people in EU’s 27 countries to voice their opinions and visions and to influence the European Union through the policy proposals put forward. It is a key purpose for the Forum to ensure that the people’s proposals gain a serious impact on the policies in Europe. To have such impact it is necessary that the proposals put forward are credible, substantiated and coherent in a societal context.
The Research Validation Panel is made up of recognised researchers and research institutions across Europe with specialists within a broad range of themes that can be dealt with by EPF. The Panel is tasked with several important functions for the Europe’s People’s Forum.
The overall goal of EPF is to engage the people in all 27 member states in a debate and development of policy proposals that their representatives can present and discuss with European and national politicians and civil servants. During the process of transforming opinions and visions into policy proposals the Research Validation Panel will contribute data and analyses that serve to substantiate and synthesise the proposals from the people across Europe.
The Research Validation Panel will further ensure that the final policy proposals presented by the representatives at the Europe’s People’s Forum are well substantiated in a broader analytical and political perspective.