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Citizen Participation for a More Democratic European Union

July 25, 2016 News

Political observers continue to debate the meaning of the recent decision by the majority of…

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AFCO Committee

Initiator of Successful ECI Stop Vivisection Reveals Shocking Treatment by EU Institutions

May 30, 2016 News

Successful ECIs are entitled to a public hearing in the European Parliament and a written…

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Liverpool Conference Broadens Vision for EU Participatory Democracy Beyond the ECI

May 24, 2016 News

Although ECI reform is currently being blocked by the European Commission and Council, the ECI’s…

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ECI’s “existential crisis” at ECI Day 2016: Commission’s non-action frustrates stakeholders

May 20, 2016 News

ECI Day 2016: Forging Change, held on 20 April at the European Economic and Social…

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Commission says “no” to ECI Revision

March 16, 2016 News

After three months of silence, the Commission has finally responded in writing to the Parliament’s…

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Active Citizens

Let’s Grow Participatory Democracy in the EU! Join us in Liverpool on 5 May 2016.

March 7, 2016 News

The ECI Campaign has single-mindedly advocated for a user-friendly and impactful European Citizens’ Initiative for…

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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' Initiative in numbers

54

Sumbitted

4

Open

30

Closed

20

Rejected

ABOUT THE ECI CAMPAIGN

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.

Fully independent

Focused only on the ECI

Organised by citizens

Non-profit


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CONTACT US

INTERESTED IN THE EUROPEAN CITIZENS' INITIATIVE? DROP US A LINE!

The ECI Campaign
Ida-Kerkovius-str. 7
D-79100 Freiburg

+49-761-48806364
contact [at] citizens-intiative.eu

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CONTACT DIRECTLY MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM

Carsten Berg
General Coordinator
+49-761-4014451
berg [at] citizens-initiative.eu