……………………………………….Opinions and Positions

November 10, 2017
Lessons learned from the Public Consultation on the ECI
by Heike Aghte, The ECI Campaign

July 10, 2017
Some comments on the new Legislative Report on the Revision of the ECI Regulation
by James Organ, The ECI Campaign

June 22, 2017:
Restoring Citizens´ Confidence and Trust in the European Project
Speech by Carsten Berg, The ECI Campaign, on the Hearing in the European Parliament, 22nd June 2017

May 2, 2017
How to Design an Efficient Online ECI Collaborative Platform? It should be co-created with stakeholders
By Carsten Berg, The ECI Campaign

April 22, 2017
A Few Reflections on the Commission’ Survey for an ECI Online Platform
By Heike Aghte, The ECI Campaign

April 4, 2017
Interview: New ECI for Diversity in Europe
An Interview with Frank de Boer, coordinator of the ECI “Minority Safepack”

September 26,2016
Was the Stop Vivisection ECI a Successful Exercise in Participatory Democracy?
By Andre Menache, ECI Stop Vivisection

July 25, 2016
Citizen Participation for a More Democratic European Union
Opinions and Summary Report of the Liverpool Conference on May 5, 2016

September 26, 2016
Initiator of Successful ECI Stop Vivisection Reveals Shocking Treatment by EU Institutions
By Andre Menache, ECI Stop Vivisection

January 14, 2016
EU Commission Claims ECI Creates Eurosceptisicm
By Carsten Berg, The ECI Campaign

October 28,2015
Open letter from ECI organisers to the European Parliament
By ECI Organsisers

July 27,2015
European Citizens Initiative: Take it or leave it
By Isabel Baez Lechuga, PhD from UNED in law, Assistant to MEP Guerrero Salom Enrique

May 14, 2015
And the floor is…for your opponents! – Including outside stakeholders in an ECI`s Hearing is an Insult to Campaigners
By Heike Aghte, The ECI Campaign

February 24, 2015
Timmermans, embrace the public hearing and forget the formalities
By Reinder Rustema, founder and manager of the national Dutch petitioning website petities.nl.

October 23, 2014
Commission blocks TTIP ECI and public debate
By James Organ, The ECI Campaign

September 16, 2014
Democracy v European Integration? Rejection of the ECI against TTIP
By Steffen Stierle, Attac

April 7, 2014
Back to the Drawing Board for the ECI Online Collection System
Interview with Xavier Dutoit, IT specialist for ECI “Right2Water”

January 17, 2014
The Impact of the European Citizens’ Initiative on EU policies – New ECI Conference Report
By Romain Gaillard, Institut d´études politiques de Strasbourg

November 19, 2013
Back to the drawing board?
By Xavier Dutoit, IT specialist for ECI “Right2Water”

May 6,2013
The Captcha problem: limited ECI accessibility for blind people and non-English speakers
By Jerry Weyer, Clement & Weyer Digital Communication Consultants

April 1, 2013
ECI in place for a year – but EU institutions still failing to make participatory democracy work
By Carsten Berg, The ECI Campaign

January 28, 2013
The ECI: only mediocre marks for citizen-friendliness
By Heike Aghte, ECI “30 km/h – making streets liveable!”

November 10, 2012
Privileging the citizens’ voice: Nobel Prize money should go to citizenry
Christiana Maria Mauro, Carsten Berg

October 28, 2012
Online Collection System needs to be urgently up-graded
By The ECI Campaign

October 1, 2012
After the first six months – state of the art of ECI
By Carsten Berg

June 26, 2012
Mr. Barroso, unlock participatory democracy now!
By Carsten Berg