Media

For interviews and any other press inquiries please contact:

Carsten Berg
The ECI Campaign Coordinator
+49-761-48806364
berg@citizens-initiative.eu

The ECI Campaign press releases:

23 campaigns urge MEPs to accept ECI Report – without amendment – 27.10.2015

European Citizens’ Initiative Under Threat as EP Votes on new ECI Rules – 23.10.2015

To simplify the European Citizens’ Initiative, revise the Regulation. – 10.07.2015

21 ECI’s ask Commissioner Timmermans to make the ECI work. – 13.04.2015

Commission ignores ECI’s goal: more democracy via citizen involvement. – 31.03.2015

Timmermans personally commits to the ECI’s continuation – ECI use collapsed. Campaigners advocate urgent reforms to save ECI. – 27.02.2015

ECI users advocate for a redesigned and relaunched ECI. Parliament begins public debate on the European Citizens Initiative – 23.02.2015

First European Citizens’ Initiative in History to Reach 1 Million Supporters Despite Legal and Technical Barriers – 10.02.2013

Europe’s first experiment with transnational participatory democracy – 29.03.2012

ECI Campaign welcomes the approval of the ECI Regulation – 05.12.2010

AVAAZ support the ECI Campaign and launches petition for a usable citizens’ initiative – 25.11.2010

European Parliament can still prevent Member States from weakening the ECI – 29.09.2010

Council retains ID number requirement for ECI despite EDPS objections – Now up to the Parliament to save the ECI – 16.06.2010

The ECI Campaign in the media:

Europamagazin: EU: Aufwertung der Bürgerinitiative?” – Das Erste – 29.10.2015

“MEPs push for simpler rules on EU quasi-referendums” – EUobserver – 28.10.2015

“The European Citizens’ Initiative needs promised ‘start button'” – EurActiv.com – 27.10.2015

“UE, prove di democrazia diretta” – RSI.ch – 27.10.2015

“Unterschriftensammlung von «Stop TTIP». Millionenfaches Misstrauen” – Neue Züricher Zeitung – 11.10.2015

“European Citizens’ Initiative: How to make good on the promise of participatory democracy” – The Brussels Times – 29.07.2015

“European Citizens’ Initiative: designed to fail?” – EuroparlTV – 16.04.2015

“European Citizens’ Initiative in limbo” – Euranet plus – 15.04.2015

“The European Citizens’ Initiative Can Be Saved” – EurActiv.com – 13.04.2015

“EU democracy tool fails to reach citizens” – EUobserver – 01.04.2015

EU-Parlament treibt Reform der Europäischen Bürgerinitiative voran” – EurActiv – 02.03.2015

“Le Parlement se prépare à réformer l’initiative citoyenne européenne” – Euractiv – 27.02.2015

Parliament gearing up for European Citizens’ Initiative review” – Euractiv – 27.02.2015

“EU democracy tool hanging in the balance” – EUobserver – 26.02.2015

“Citizens Initiative risks being strangled by EU commission” – EUobserver – 22.06.2012

“IT problems hinder first EU citizen’s petitions” – EurActiv – 15.06.2012

“EU rejects first citizen’s petition, on nuclear power” – EurActiv – 13.06.2012

“(In)Direct Democracy: Giving People a Say in the European Union” – SPIEGEL Online – 04.05.2012

“Hürdenlauf gen Brüssel” – Süddeutsche Zeitung – 01.04.2012

“Von unten nach oben” – Der Tagesspiegel – 30.03.2012

“Hohe Hürden für EU-Bürgerbegehren. Gute Idee, schwierige Umsetzung” – OE1ORF.at – 07.05.2011

“MEPs look to make it easier to launch citizens’ initiatives” – European Voice – 03.11.2010

“Europe Turns Ear Toward Voice of the People” – The New York Times – 22.07.2010