8. What happens with my petition after submission? 

After submission of your petition to the Parliament either electronically or by post, it will firstly be registered by the European Parliament services, marked as anonymous if you request this, and assigned a petition number. You will then receive written acknowledgement of the receipt of your petition.

After registration, petitions are transmitted to the Secretariat of the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament for analysis and assessment.

The Secretariat may contact you to request additional information using the contact information provided in your petition. It is therefore important to provide up-to-date contact information. The Secretariat prepares a summary of the petition and provides recommendations to Members of the Committee on Petitions for further action.

Decisions on the admissibility or inadmissibility of petitions are taken by the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. The Committee also makes a decision regarding placing petitions on the Committee's meeting agenda.