In April Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the EU Commission, announced to improve the legislation that sets out the rules of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). This move is a success of Democracy International and civil society groups that have been advocating a reform of the ECI, the tool that allows us EU citizens to submit legislative proposals to the EU.
The European Commission has just started an open consultation to gather suggestions for improvement of the European Citizens’ Initiative. Individuals and organisations can participate until 16 August 2017 via this link. Democracy International will monitor this process and put pressure on the Commission so that there will be real improvement and more democracy in the EU in the end.