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Content tagged with "ECI Reform"

Maria Celeste Petrini
03-05-2016
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) shows a very poor track record of success: Since becoming operational in 2012, only three out of 56 presented ECIs finally reached the European Commission. Is there leeway to improve this rate of success? Maria Celeste Petrini, a PhD...
The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
01-04-2016
Im Februar 2016 hat die EU-Kommission bekannt gegeben, dass sie die Regeln der Europäischen Bürgerinitiative nicht verbessern wird. Damit widersetzt sich die Kommission der Forderung des Euroäischen Parlaments und von tausenden von EU-Bürgern, die eine Reform des einzigen...
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...
Photo by Michael Erhardsson, all rights reserved
06-04-2016
On Wednesday 6 April 2016, the organisations Democracy International, The ECI Campaign and Mehr Demokratie e.V. launched a petition to protest against the European Commission’s unwillingness to reform the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). In October 2015 the alliance of...
The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
01-04-2016
In February 2016 the European Commission declared it would not improve the legislation of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This refusal occurred in spite of demands by the European Parliament and by thousands of people from all across Europe to reform the instrument of...
The constitutional committee voting on ECI reform proposals on 28 September 2015
10-02-2016
Am 28. Oktober 2015 stimmte das Europäische Parlament mit eindeutiger Mehrheit für die Resolution der Europäischen Bürgerinitiative (EBI). Die folgende Tabelle bietet eine Übersicht über jede einzelne Forderung, die Eingang in die Resolution gefunden hat. Sie zeigt auf, welche...
The constitutional committee voting on ECI reform proposals on 28 September 2015
10-02-2016
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament (EP) voted with an overwhelming majority in favour of the Resolution on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The following table lists each demand included in the Resolution and indicates what action would be needed – and whether a...
The campaigners meet with MEPs in Strasbourg on 28 October
29-10-2015
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
28-10-2015
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
29-09-2015
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...

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