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The public hearing on the reform of the reform of the ECI on February 21, 2018. Credit image: Arnaud DEVILLERS / © European Union 2018 - Source : EP

9 ways to improve the Commission’s ECI revision proposal To create an ECI that works!

April 5, 2018 News

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for the revision of the…

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Pioneering participation: The reform of the ECI as a starting point for a more participatory European Union Join our workshop during the ECI DAY!

April 3, 2018 News

On April 10th we will co-organize a workshop with Bertelsmann Foundation on European citizen participation during…

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The European Parliament’s Public Hearing on ECI Reform What message we sent to MEPs

February 28, 2018 News

On Wednesday, February 21, the European Parliament committees on Petitions and Constitutional Affairs jointly organized…

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Lessons learned from the Online Public Consultation on the ECI

November 27, 2017 News, Opinion

With over 5,000 responses, the public consultation on the ECI was a big success –…

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Successful ECIs Must Be Given a Fair Chance of Having a Political Impact The Commission proposal on ECI revision and what is crucially missing

November 15, 2017 News

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for the revision of the…

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ECI Revision Proposal Still Needs Substantial Improvement Our in-depth analysis of the European Commission's proposal

October 3, 2017 News

While the European Commission’s proposal would make the ECI more user-friendly, it fails at strengthening its political impact, our analysis reveal.

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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