In October 2014, more than 1000 ordinary citizens in Europe took part in the transnational event Europe Wide Views on Sustainable Consumption. The citizens were invited to share their views on sustainable consumption and provide policymakers with important input to future political decision-making processes.
The event was held in 11 EU member states. In each participating country, 100 citizens attended a day-long citizen consultation where they discussed and voted on issues relating to sustainable consumption. The participating countries were:
Austria, Bulgaria, Catalonia (Spain), Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Wallonia (Belgium).
Europe Wide Views on Sustainable Consumption is the last of three example projects to be held in the four-year project PACITA commissioned by the European Commission.