European Citizens' Initiative Campaign (ECI Campaign)

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History

After EU Constitutional Treaty was initially rejected by French and Dutch citizens in 2005, Democracy International and European Students' Forum (AEGEE-Europe) started setting up of the Initiative by collecting signatures across Europe. Legal basis of ECI set out in Art 11, Paragraph 4 of Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) and Art 24, Paragraph 1 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Specific practical arrangements and procedures for launching an ECI are set out in the ECI regulation 211/2011, applicable since 1 Apr 2012.

Aims

Work for the successful introduction and implementation of the European Citizen's Initiative right - a tool of participatory, transnational and digital democracy.

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Activities

Worked for inclusion of ECI in the draft EU Constitution and later revised Treaty of Lisbon. Lobbied for citizen-friendly rules governing its use. Currently monitors implementation of ECI and provides guidance to groups and individuals on using the ECI.

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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Citizenship
  • Metapolitics
    • Democracy
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

M3004

Last News Received

2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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