WHAT IS AN ECI?

If you are curious about what a European citizens’ initiative is, this section was made for you!

The European Citizens’ Initiative is a process that encourages European citizens to engage in politics and raise their voices towards policies they want to see implemented by the European Union. If the proposed initiative collects 1 million signatures from EU citizens, the European Commission is invited to propose to EU legislators (Council of Ministers and European Parliament) a text based on our proposal.

Short explanatory video:

Additional information on the ECI process can be found on the European Commission’s website: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/how-it-works

You want to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative? First of all, check if your idea fits the European Union competences: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/competences?lg=en

You can consult these two other very useful websites to find additional information and tips to launch your initiative!

The European Citizen’s Initiative Campaign http://www.citizens-initiative.eu

The European Citizen’s Initiative Forum https://ecas.org/services/eci-forum/

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