SIGN the Joint Petition to Save the ECI Now!

2019-03-03 News

It should be easy and simple for all EU citizens to participate in our democracy. But in less than two weeks, the European Parliament could make it harder for citizens like you and me to participate in the only instrument of direct citizens participation the EU has: European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI).

MEPs will soon vote to change the ECI, and could vote to ban the only software that has resulted in a successful ECI for five years! [1]

A group of dedicated programmers of The ECI Campaign developed this software in 2015, precisely because the shortcomings of the EU’s own software. The EU wants to ban it simply because the decision makers negotiating the reform overlooked its success. Now, rather than trying to the fix the problem, the EU is trying to rush through this reform before the next elections.

This is our last chance to stop these destructive reforms. [2] If we can show MEPs that citizens want to keep a simple path for participation, we might be able to prevent this backward reform!

 Sign to stop MEPs from voting away our democracy!

[1] See here for reasons why our own signature collection software is so important for a successful ECI: http://www.citizens-initiative.eu/10-reasons-to-preserve-eci-organisers-right-and-freedom-to-use-individual-online-collection-systems/

[2] http://www.citizens-initiative.eu/eu-deal-creates-a-highly-uncertain-future-for-eci/