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Save OpenECI
24-10-2018
Democracy experts warn new regulation could undermine digital dimension of the European Citizens’ Initiative
18 experts warn against the Council proposal to ban the use of alternative software to collect European Citizens’ Initiative signatures.[1]
  • Council wants to to ban alternatives to...
Mayor Virginia Raggi of Rome, Minister for Direct Democracy Riccardo Fraccaro and Flavia Marzano, Rome City Councillor on Innovation
30-09-2018
Cities commit to greater democracy in historic Magna Charta
World cities have committed to collaborating to protect and expand democracy, even in the face of threats from higher levels of government.
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
06-07-2018
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs
European Parliament votes to start interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative, but simultaneously commits to holding plenary debates on successful ECIs.
We handed out forget-me-nots to MEPs to remind them of their duty towards the citizens who have signed an ECI
21-06-2018
European Parliament Committee ignores civil society call for stronger commitment to European Citizens’ Initiative
Democracy International is highly disappointed that the majority of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today decided to ignore the call from more than 70 civil society organisations,...
Activists handed out forget-me-not flowers to Members of the European Parliament to remind them of their duty towards the 9 million citizens who have signed a European Citizens' Initiative - MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Spain - Greens/EFA) stopped by to r
18-06-2018
Unique Forget-Us-Not Action ahead of critical reform decision in the European Parliament
On the eve of the important reform vote by the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), democracy supporters from across Europe gathered on Monday outside the European Parliament (EP). They handed out forget-me-not...
Save the Dutch Referendum
23-02-2018
Citizens sue the Dutch government for abolishing the referendum
Cologne, Germany, 23 February 2018 The Dutch NGO Meer Democratie has announced it will launch a citizen-supported lawsuit against the Dutch government for the way it is trying to abolish the right to hold a referendum....
Stop Glyphosate ECI
13-12-2017
European Citizens’ Initiative sees first-ever legislative proposal by the European Commission
On Tuesday, December 12, the European Commission announced its response following the submission of signatures for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Glyphosate”. Stop Glyphosate became the first ever ECI to...
Glyphosate protest Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland
29-11-2017
Glyphosate-renewal: Let the people decide!
18 EU member states on Monday voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposal to renew the EU licence of the contested herbicide glyphosate with five years. This goes against the will of 1,3 million EU citizens...
Newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Photo: Pablo Tupin-Noriega (Wikimedia Commons)
27-09-2017
Macron calls for democratic EU conventions
On September 26, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered his Future of Europe speech in Paris, which included the demand for democratic conventions via European-wide debates. Democracy International, a longtime...
Newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Photo: Pablo Tupin-Noriega (Wikimedia Commons)
09-05-2017
Macron’s plan for EU citizens’ debates is insufficient
As prominently written on his website, the new French President Elect Emmanuel Macron intends to start a European debate with citizens at national and European level to rebuild trust in the European project and to forge...

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