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Commission Registration Decisions are Weakening the ECI

October 24, 2014 News

Since the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on 1 April 2012, nearly half…

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Commission blocks TTIP ECI and public debate Analysis by legal scholar James Organ

October 23, 2014 News

The refusal to register the Stop TTIP initiative is the latest in a long line…

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Workshop on European Citizens’ Initiative shows the instrument is at the crossroads

October 22, 2014 News

On 14 October 2014, together with End Ecocide, we organised a half-day event entitled “An…

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Commissioner-Designate Frans Timmermans Vague on ECI in Confirmation Hearing

October 7, 2014 News

Today, Members of European Parliament interviewed Mr. Frans Timmermans for confirmation as First Vice-President of…

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European Citizens' Initiatives

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' Initiatives in numbers

25

Registered

4

Ongoing

3

with over 1 milion signatures

20

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ABOUT 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.

The ECI Campaign is nearly as old as the ECI instrument itself. It was launched in 2004 by engaged citizens, including those activists who had already successfully campaigned for the introduction of the ECI during the European Constitutional Convention in 2002/03. Since then the network has been gradually growing. Today, The ECI Campaign is a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, pro-democracy activists and over 100 European NGOs dedicated to the creation and campaigner-friendly implementation of a European Citizens’ Initiative right.

Fully independent

Focused only on the ECI

Organised by citizens

Non-profit

CONTACT

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The ECI Campaign
Im Brühl 5
D-79294 Sölden bei Freiburg

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

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Carsten Berg
General Coordinator
+49-761-488-063-64
berg [at] citizens-initiative.eu

Paweł Głogowski
Project Manager
+48-782-784-684
pawel [at] citizens-initiative.eu