WHAT IS AN ECI?

A European Citizens’ Initiative is a process that encourages European citizens to engage in politics and raise their voices in favour of policies they want the European Union to implement.

Some member states require from their citizens that they insert their identity card number or passport number as a way to make their signatures official. Only your national government will have access to the data you insert in the official petition.

You can rest assured that your personal information will not be used outside of this initiative. We cannot access your data and we do not keep record of them.

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.

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Additional information on the ECI process can be found on the European Commission’s website.

You want to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative? First of all, check if your idea fits the European Union’s competences.

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

Anyone can take action! Send us an e-mail, we will be happy to help you start your own initiative! timothee.galvaire@eci-fairosene.org

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