End Ecocide in Europe – Prisca Merz

April 8, 2014 News

This ECI was launched to make environmental destruction a crime in the EU. Run entirely by volunteers with a limited budget, it nonetheless collected over 100,000 signatures. Per­sonal data requirements deterred many potential supporters. The campaign also struggled with the flawed online collection system, cumbersome paper forms, misinformed national authorities, low public awareness of the ECI tool, insufficient preparation time and no legal structure to allow fundraising or shield committee members from personal liability.