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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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Commission’s Proposal to Revise the ECI Still Needs Improvement Response to Commission proposals to reform the European Citizens Initiative

October 3, 2017 News

This paper is a preliminary response to the Commission proposal released on 13th September 2017….

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Commission Launches Legislative Proposal to Improve the ECI!

September 14, 2017 News

After years of hard work by campaigners for an ECI that works, the EU Commission…

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100,000 Signatures for ECI Reform Handed over to EU Commission

September 7, 2017 News

Thanks to thousands of you who support giving a seat to citizens at the EU…

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Final call: You can still answer the consultation on the ECI

August 15, 2017 News

The public consultation on the ECI is still open: until tomorrow 24 o´clock. If you…

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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