Initiative for the
European Citizens' Initiative



ECI Conference Report by Romain Gaillard

On 8 January 2014, the European Citizenship Group, composed of ten students from the European Affairs Master’s Programme at the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee, organized a conference on “The Impact of the European Citizens’ Initiative on EU policies”. More…

Ombudsman

In light of requests, the new European Ombudsman Emily O‘Reilly extends the invitation to submit comments on the functioning of the European citizens’ initiative (ECI) procedure (see the opening letter to the ECI organisers) to other civil society groups. Comments should be submitted by 31 March 2014. More…

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“We all encounter the same challenges, the same problems.” – Prisca Merz, ECI End Ecocide in Europe

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is nearing its two year anniversary. The first ten ECI campaigns have completed their 12 month signature collection period. These and other pioneering ECI campaigns have amassed a wealth of practical experience that can now be used to assess and then improve the ECI. To learn from their experiences, The ECI Campaign convened a full-day workshop entitled “An ECI that Works!” on 5 December 2013 in Brussels. It was co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and supported by Citizens for Europe More…

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Guest Blogg by Prisca Merz, campaign leader of ECI End Ecocide

Today I participated in a workshop entitled “An ECI that works” in Brussels. It brought together ECI organisers, researchers, civil society organisations, and representatives of European institutions.

We all encounter the same challenges, the same problems but we can also be proud of ourselves because what we have achieved is remarkable given the circumstances. More…

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We at the ECI Campaign are getting very excited for the “An ECI That Works!” workshop this coming Thursday, 5 December 2013 in Brussels.

Thirteen different ECI campaigns, key EU officials and experts on the ECI, e-participation and EU law will join us to take an in-depth look at how the European Citizens’ Initiative has worked in practice. More…

Back to the Drawing Board?

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Right2water’s IT professional says communication and openness is key to mutually acceptable campaign software solution.

We sat down with Xavier Dutoit, Right2water’s IT specialist, who shared with us some of the trials, tribulations and unexpected outcomes of signature collection. His observations and insights will be of particular interest to future ECI organizers. More…

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Dear ECI Organizers and Friends,

We warmly invite you to register to attend the full day workshop in Brussels An ECI that Works!. As an ECI pioneer, your experience, knowledge and insight into using the European Citizens’ Initiative are invaluable.

During this workshop, together we will review the experiences of the first European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) campaigns with an eye to identifying what might be done to ensure that the ECI really works for organizers and EU citizens. More…

 

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Tomorrow, organisers of the first eight European Citizens’ Initiatives (ECIs) run out of time to collect statements of support. Three groups claim to have reached the target of one million signatures. More…

Dear friends,

We warmly invite you to register for the two consecutively organized workshops entitled “Creating a bottom-up EuropeMore…

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The ECI Campaign is compiling a publication entitled “An ECI That Works!” focused on the practical experiences of the first organizations and groups of individuals to use the new European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) instrument. Their stories will be complemented by insights of academic and topical experts into specific EU legal, institutional, data protection and public participation issues raised by the ECI. More…