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Freedom of Choice under threat? 

November 3, 2016 News

Please join us in Brussels on Monday, 7 November, at the conference “Freedom of choice…

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EU Commission Excludes ECI Reform from Work Programme 2017

October 28, 2016 News

On 25 October, the Juncker Commission presented the third annual Work Programme 2017. Although First Vice-President…

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Petition handover to the EU Commission: “Listen to the people!” +++ Democracy organisations demand revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative +++

October 24, 2016 News

One day ahead of the presentation of the Commission Work Programme for 2017, the organisations…

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Last Chance to Sign for ECI Reform!

October 21, 2016 News

We printed out the first stack of 40 000 signatures from the petition “Save the…

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Was the Stop Vivisection ECI a Successful Exercise in Participatory Democracy?

September 26, 2016 News

The ECI Stop Vivisection has published the lessons learned from its successful ECI. Although the…

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Italian authorities undermine ECI ‘People4Soil’ by claiming inability to certify signature collection system in due time

September 12, 2016 News

The Italian authorities said it could take them up to 12 months to certify People4Soil’s campaign online signatures collection system.

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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

54

Sumbitted

4

Open

30

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