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Lisbon enters into force – so does the ECI

December 1, 2009 News

In order to prepare the legislation which will make the ECI operational, the European Commission…

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What happened about the ECI?

September 3, 2009 News

It is now more than four years ago that the Swiss student Anna Zuber had…

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Signatures handed over

August 22, 2008 News

The signatures are the result of a Europe-wide campaign, involving organisations and initiatives in various…

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Gabriel Fragnière: Revolutionary Opportunities

January 15, 2008 News

In spite of all the changes which have taken place in Europe since the end…

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How the European Citizens’ Initiative Came to Existence A group of citizens managed to convince the European Convention in 2002

June 27, 2003 News

The European Citizens’ Initiative stems for intense lobbying efforts from a group of civil society organisations to introduce the principle into the outcome of the European Convention for the Future of Europe back in 2002.

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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

60

Sumbitted

7

Open

33

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