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First Vice-President of the EU Commission Frans Timmermans, Irini Pari and Georges Dassis
13-04-2018
Cette année, la Journée de l'ICE a montré une fois de plus que le premier et unique outil transnational de démocratie directe au monde est un travail en cours. Daniela Vancic, responsable du programme européen chez Democracy International, jette un coup d'œil sur la révision...
Lukas Wegmüller
06-06-2017
Ein Gespräch mit Lukas Wegmüller, Co-Generalsekretär der Neuen Europäischen Bewegung Schweiz über die Stärken und Schwächen der Schweizer direkten Demokratie und die Europäische Union aus eidgenössischer Perspektive.                 
ECI Petition handover in Brussels, October 2016
24-10-2016
One day ahead of the presentation of the Commission Work Programme for 2017, the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and The ECI Campaign handed over 40,996 signatures to Mr. Antoine Colombani, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Frans Timmermans, for a reform...
Members of the European Parliament. Source: European Parliament 2014, creative commons
28-10-2015
On 28 October 2015 the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted a report on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that contained many reforms the organisations Democracy International, Mehr Demokratie and WeMove.EU had proposed. Yet, a major issue remains unsolved: In the...
Girl with a doll (Photo by Nicholas Murray, public domain)
06-07-2015
At this very moment, history in Europe is being written. The future of the European Union is being haggled and gambled over in a state of panic and helplessness. Democracy International instead calls for a proper debate to lay the foundation for a better, more democratic and...
People protesting against animal research experiments [AnimaNaturalis_Flickr]
17-06-2015
On 16 June 2015, the Council of the European Union hosted for the first time in history an event directly dedicated to participatory democracy – the European Citizens’ Initiative. Democracy International used this occasion to advocate its proposals for reforming the European...
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
31-03-2015
One day before the third birthday of the European Citizens‘ Initiative (ECI), the European Commission has presented a report in which it analyses the implementation of the ECI since it became effective three years ago. The executive body of the EU reaches the conclusion that the...
The poster of the public hearing. Source: European Parliament
26-02-2015
EU decision-makers and stakeholders met for a hearing on 26 February 2015 in the European Parliament to discuss the vital need for reform of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The ECI was implemented in 2012 and has since then experienced minor successes and major hurdles...
The panel of the first ECI hearing on "Right2Water"
19-02-2015
In view of the upcoming review of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) the European Parliament is inviting experts and practitioners to a public hearing on the implementation of the ECI. The hearing will take place in Brussels on 26 February 2015. In this view, Democracy...
The #EPForgetUsNot action in front of the European Parliament
16-08-2018
It’s been a long journey for the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) over the last year. The ECI reform will probably come to a close this year, but not before a busy summer of open letters, forget-me-nots, social media campaigns, and growing alliances.

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