Initiative for the
European Citizens' Initiative
Welcome to the ECI Help Desk of The ECI Campaign. Our goal is to provide you with up-dated information and general advice on effectively using the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). As a first step, we suggest that you study the practitioner’s check list for a successful ECI. For more detailed information and campaign planing please contact Carsten Berg.
On 26 January 2012 the EU Commission has set up its official website and register for the European Citizens’ Initiative. On this website you also find their latest ECI guide and a short explaination of the ECI procedure step by step as well as many more practical and up-dated information including a detailed Questions & Answers web page.
As ECI campaigns are in preparation, some of them are currently looking for exchange with other ECI organizers in order to share infrastructure and costs for the online collection system. For more information get in direct contact with us and check the The ECI Campaigns Facebook-site.
Other useful sources by EU institutions and civil society organisations
The European Economic and Social Committee has published a Guide to the ECI, available in all 23 official EU languages.
Democracy International has come up with an ECI pocket guide.
IRI Europe and the Green European Foundation have produced a very helpful ECI Handbook.
The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is offering advice on using the ECI, including legal assistance, via an e-mail help desk service.
EuraActive and Fondation EurActiv PoliTech are offering an ECI Blogg as a platform for ECI organizers.
The European Parliament has set up a Questions & Answers web page with basic introductory information on the ECI procedure.
We will regularly update this ECI Help Desk page as new information becomes available.