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The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament adopted a report calling for an urgent improvement of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and determining how it should be regulated in the future. The report contains many reforms that Democracy International tirelessly had...
Members of the European Parliament. Source: European Parliament 2014, creative commons
In seinem heute verabschiedeten Bericht zur Europäischen Bürgerinitiative (EBI) hat das Europäische Parlament etliche Reformvorschläge der Organisationen Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie und WeMove.EU einfließen lassen. Ein wesentliches Problem bleibt aus Sicht der...
The constitutional committee voting on ECI reform proposals on 28 September 2015
On Monday, 28 September 2015, Europe came one small step closer to its citizens. The European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) collectively agreed on proposals for improving the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and called on the European Commission to...
The constitutional committee voting on ECI reform proposals on 28 September 2015
On 28 September 2015, the Constitutional Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament agreed on proposals to reform the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This is the instrument that allows EU citizens to directly propose EU law to the European Commission.
Members of the European Parliament. Source: European Parliament 2014, creative commons
The constitutional committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) has scheduled a decisive vote on the European Citizens' Initiative for Monday, 28 September 2015. In this session, the 49 members of this committee will vote on reform proposals (“amendments”) that will be passed to...
People protesting against animal research experiments [AnimaNaturalis_Flickr]
Am 16. Juni 2015 veranstaltete der Europäische Rat zum ersten Mal in seiner Geschichte eine Konferenz über die Europäische Bürgerinitiative und partizipative Demokratie im Allgemeinen. So versammelten sich im Ratsgebäude in Brüssel einige Hundert Vertreter der EU-Mitgliedsländer...
The panel of the ECI Conference in Brussels on 10 December 2014
“The European Citizens’ Initiative and the Promise of Participatory Democracy” will be the subject of a half-day conference to take place in Brussels (Belgium) on 16 June 2015. The aim of the event is to clarify both the ECI’s potential and its challenges, as well as identify...
Woman demonstrating in Sweden. Image by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved (c)
Since the launch of Democracy International’s campaign “Make your voice heard in Europe”, almost 20,000 people from right across Europe have signed the petition. The petition calls on Brussels’ politicians to bring real democracy to Europe, starting with an improvement of...
Rat in Research for Animal testing, Image by Understanding Animal Research, public domain
The European Citizens' Initiative is the world's first transnational tool of participative democracy. But the system needs reform if it is to avoid becoming a farce, argues our European Programme Manager Sophie von Hatzfeldt.
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
On 3rd March 2015 the European Commission officially received 1.173.130 validated signatures of the European Citizens' Initiative “Stop Vivisection”. The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that aims at phasing out animal experiments is the third citizens’ law proposal submitted...


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