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Citizens’ Assemblies: Time to Renew European Democracy

2018-11-09 News

The EU urgently needs new democratic tools to reduce the distance felt by EU citizens…

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10 reasons to preserve ECI organisers’ right and freedom to use individual online collection systems

2018-10-30 News

The EU institutions are currently negotiating on the future regulation of the ECI. The EU…

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Does EU really want to make citizen politics work? What is at stake during the final stages of EU talks on the legislative revision of the European Citizens' Initiative

2018-10-26 News

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is the world’s first and only instrument of transnational participatory…

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Democracy experts warn new ECI regulation could undermine online participation

2018-10-24 News

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brussels, 24 October 2018 18 experts warn against the…

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Open letter to EU institutions: preserve ECI organisers’ freedom of choice for online collection tools!

2018-10-24 News

Dear Members of the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the Commission, You…

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Council Proposal on ECI’s Digital Dimension Would Severely Damage ECI Instrument!

2018-09-10 News

The option to use individual Online Collection Systems (iOCS) for ECIs is widely adopted by…

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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

Submitted

7

Open

34

Closed

19

Declared inadmissible

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