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EU Commission announces ECI revision roadmap – How you can take part A unique opportunity to enhance democracy in the EU

May 19, 2017 News

It is crucial that stakeholders and citizens who have experienced organising or signing an ECI take part in the process.

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ECJ Court contradicts Commission’s judgement on ECI’s admissibility Nothing justifies excluding proposals from democratic debate

May 11, 2017 News

The ECJ has provided another judicial ruling in support of the view that the ECI regulation on legal admissibility should be interpreted less strictly by the EU Commission.

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How to Design an Efficient Online ECI Collaborative Platform? It should be co-created with stakeholders

May 2, 2017 News, Opinion

The Collaborative Platform for the European Citizens’ Initiative being proposed by the European Commission should be co-designed and co-managed together with civil society stakeholders.

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European Commission Finally Unlocks ECI Reform Last but not least...

April 29, 2017 News

In a long-awaited decision, the European Commission said it will finally revise the European Citizens’ initiative regulation by 2017.

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A few reflections on the Commission’ survey for an ECI online platform

April 22, 2017 News

A new online platform on ECI is currently under planning. So far it is expected…

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Survey on a Collaborative Platform for the European Citizens’ Initiative 

April 19, 2017 News

Following our demands and the European Parliament’s proposal, the Commission will implement a Pilot Project in…

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AN ECI THAT WORKS!

OUR REFORM PROPOSALS TO ENSURE THAT THE ECI WORKS FOR ALL EU CITIZENS

ECI for all

Ensure that all EU citizens can support an ECI – wherever they live.

Data requirements

Reduce and harmonise personal data requirements across member states.

ID requirements

Eliminate ID number requirements.

>16 supporters

Lower the age of ECI support to 16.

Online Collection System

Redesign the online signature collection system (OCS).

E-mail addresses

Collect e-mail address within the main ECI support form.

18 MONTHS

Lengthen the signature collection time to 18 months.

CAMPAIGN START DATE

Give ECI campaigns time to prepare: let them choose their launch date.

SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Provide a support infrastructure for ECIs with legal advice, translation and funding.

LEGAL STATUS

Provide an EU legal status for ECI citizens’ committees.

Legal adminissibility

Modify the first legal admissibility check.

Awareness

Increase public and media awareness of the ECI.

European Citizens' Initiative in numbers

60

Sumbitted

7

Open

33

Closed

20

Rejected

ABOUT THE ECI CAMPAIGN

The ECI Campaign

The ECI Campaign is an organization exclusively working for the successful introduction and implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative right – the world’s first tool of participatory, transnational and digital democracy. We are independent, neutral in policy, non-profit and non-EU financed. Our work is carried by the invaluable input of volunteers, like-minded partners, donors and a small coordination team.

Fully independent

Focused only on the ECI

Organised by citizens

Non-profit


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CONTACT US

INTERESTED IN THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS' INITIATIVE? DROP US A LINE!

The ECI Campaign
Ida-Kerkovius-str. 7
D-79100 Freiburg

+49-761-48806364
contact [at] citizens-intiative.eu

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CONTACT DIRECTLY MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

Carsten Berg
General Coordinator
+49-761-4014451
berg [at] citizens-initiative.eu