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Commissioner Timmermans at ECI Day 2017, Photo: The ECI Campaign
23-04-2017
On 11 April 2017, in a rare moment of positive international news for more democracy, the European Commission declared to revise the EU legislation concerning the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The announcement came after arduous campaigns by Democracy International and...
Citizen Europe
30-03-2017
On 1 April 2017, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The historically first tool of participatory and direct democracy at transnational level provides EU citizens with the constitutional right to address the decision-making process of the EU...
Barroso, Merkel and Pöttering signing the Berlin Declaration. Source: EC Audiovisual Service
23-03-2017
On 25 March 2017, yet another EU Declaration will be adopted as EU leaders gather in Rome to “celebrate” the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty. But as the European integration process is experiencing its deepest crisis, yet we should invest into more democracy at the...
Sophie von Hatzfeldt advocating Democracy International's demands for ECI reform
23-01-2017
Each year the European Economic and Social Committee hosts the "ECI Day" in Brussels. The one-day-conference occurs on the occasion of the launch of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) on 1st April 2012. This year's ECI day will take place in the premises of the European...
Bruno Kaufmann and Michel Cermak "from Stop TTIP" (right) at ECI Conference in Brussels
09-05-2016
Whether on basic income or animal protection, social insurance or basic rights, citizens’ initiatives give the people a voice both in Switzerland and in the EU. What Switzerland and Europe have in common – and where they differ Whether on basic income or animal protection,...
Photo by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved
19-04-2016
20 April 2016 is the fifth "ECI Day" taking place in Brussels. On the occasion of the one-day-conference, scholars, practitioners and academics gather to discuss the workings of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) and how to improve the only instrument of participatory...
Eduardo Chagas is General Secretary of Fair Transport Europe
02-11-2015
Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative "Fair Transport Europe" fordert bessere Arbeitsbedingungen und gerechtere Löhne für alle, die im europäischen Transportwesen arbeiten. Ein EU-weites Bündnis von Gewerkschaften führt die Europäische Bürgerinitiative an, die seit September 2015...
Eduardo Chagas is General Secretary of Fair Transport Europe
02-11-2015
The newly launched EU Citizens' Initiative "Fair Transport Europe" demands better working conditions and fair pay for all employees in Europe's transport sector. The ECI was registered in September 2015 and can currently can be signed by any citizen of the EU. Leading the...
Gerhard Schuster
31-08-2015
Gerhard Schuster ist einer der Hauptinitiatoren der "Europa 2019 Credit Initiative". Zusammen mit Menschen aus ganz Europa beabsichtigt der Österreicher eine zeitgemäße Banken- und Wirtschaftsordnung auf den Weg zu bringen, die gemeinwohlorientierten Unternehmen das "Recht auf...
Gerhard Schuster
31-08-2015
Gerhard Schuster is one of the key initiators of the "Europe 2019 Credit Initiative", a project currently being formed by people from all across Europe. It aims at granting the right to interest-free credits for enterprises that serve the common good. The "right to credit" is to...

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