Problem identification form

  Fields marked with * are mandatory. Why we need all this information? The data we are collecting in this form is important to give the participation process more leverage in generating community action: Fields marked with * are mandatory.Why we need all this information? The data we are collecting in this form is important to give the participation process more leverage in generating community action:

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Title of the problem: Please give a suggestive title for your problem of no more than 100 characters. This is usually what visitors of this website will first see when searching the posted problems.

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Category: Choose the category that your problem fits in, from the drop down menu. If none of the available categories is suitable for your problem, choose "Other" or send us an email with a proposal for a new category.

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Language: Choose the language you post your problem in. Not all the languages used by the European institutions are available at this moment.

Upload a suggestive photo for your problem: Many say that a good picture is worth one thousand words. Uploading a good photo to better tell the problem, will give you more leverage in the participation process. Please, try to use a landscape photo with a dimension of 300x225 pixels or higher. The supported formats are JPG, GIF and PNG.

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Explain the problem: This is the most difficult part of the participation process so far. Many times, policy proposals fail because the problem was not stated clearly. In this field, try to explain the problem as accurately as possible, in no more than 1500 characters, so that even people who are not familiar with it may understand. The quality of the solutions that you will receive depend on the way you explain the problem here.

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Your name: We will publish your name to give you credit for having the initiative to publish a problem of public concern on our participation platform.

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Your country: We publish your country to see how intercultural our participation platform is getting.

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Your profession: We will also publish your profession to promote you better.

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Your education: We will not publish your education. This is for our statistical purposes.

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Your email: We will not publish your email. We might use it to communicate with you when time comes to issue the policy paper that endorses the best solution(s) for the problem that you are posting.

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Your phone number: We will not publish your phone number. Like the email, we might use it to communicate with you when time comes to issue the policy paper that endorses the best solution(s) for the problem that you are posting.

Your webpage: This is not a mandatory field. If you have a website that you would like to promote (a personal blog or an organization), you can do it here. This is one of the ways we can reward you for having the initiative to publish a problem of public concern on our citizen engagement platform. Websites promoting sex, violence, hatred or other inappropriate behavior will be deleted.

Upload a photo of yourself: This is not a mandatory field as well. We just want to give you credit for publishing the problem on our website. Please use a square-sized photo of 100x100 pixels or higher, in a JPG, GIF or PNG format.

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Organization you represent: We publish this information to promote the organization you represent or work for. As this is a mandatory field, you can type in "Not relevant" if you do not wish to disclose the name of your organization.

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Organization that could solve the problem: In case you know what organization could solve or put in practice a solution for the problem of public concern that you are publishing, mention its name here. If you don't know what organization is in charge, type in "Not sure" and we will direct the policy paper to the appropriate authority.

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Congratulations for having the initiative to publish a problem of public concern on Public-Policies.EU, our citizen engagement platform! With your contribution, we are a step closer to fulfilling our mission, that is engaging people in providing valuable, sustainable and feasible solutions to problems of public concern. This way, we are generating public policies made by citizens!


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