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As the initiators of the project note, "The pan-European debate cannot be deprived of the voice of Polish society. The results of the debate can and should be influenced. How? Through presenting one's own opinions. This is the purpose of our site."

The new website offers an opportunity for nongovernmental organizations to spread their views about Poland's participation in a united Europe, the terms of membership and the future EU reforms.

The debate mentioned by the initiators of the project is part of a process of exchanging views that will lead to fundamental changes in the mechanisms underlying the EU's operations. The leaders of the 15 EU countries have called on all citizens in both member and candidate countries to join the debate, promising that their opinions would have a significant influence on decisions on the scope of reforms made in 2004. This explains why the new interactive website has been launched in Poland, enabling Polish citizens to join the debate.

There is no such thing as a dumb question.
Should the EU have its own constitution?
How is it possible to define and monitor the distribution of power between the EU and its member states?
What changes should be introduced to make decision-making processes in Europe transparent and effective?

These and other questions, as the authors of the Futurum project say, can be answered on the new website. The opinions of organizations, in Polish and English, can reach millions of Europeans via the Internet, including members of EU authorities who will determine the shape of the future laws and the enlarged community.

www.futurum.gov.pl