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ECI to Stop TTIP goes public and turns in its offical application

July 23, 2014 News

On Tuesday, 15 July 2014, a new European Citizens’ Initiative has applied for registration with…

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New ECI against TTIP and CETA coming soon!

June 26, 2014 News

During this summer a new ECI will kick off with the aim of repealing the…

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ECI “One of Us” rejected by the European Commission

June 1, 2014 News

The European Commission has rejected the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘One of Us’. After having…

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Europe’s Thirst for Democracy

May 19, 2014 News

Guest article by Florian Schmitz,Thessaloniki Simultaneously with the first ballot of the local elections on…

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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

24

Registered

3

Ongoing

3

with over 1 milion signatures

20

Rejected

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