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Rat in Research for Animal testing, Image by Understanding Animal Research, public domain
The European Citizens' Initiative is the world's first transnational tool of participative democracy. But the system needs reform if it is to avoid becoming a farce, argues our European Programme Manager Sophie von Hatzfeldt.
Logo by the European Commission of the ECI
On 3rd March 2015 the European Commission officially received 1.173.130 validated signatures of the European Citizens' Initiative “Stop Vivisection”. The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) that aims at phasing out animal experiments is the third citizens’ law proposal submitted...
Raised hands in support for the ECI
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a unique tool of transnational democracy that gives citizens the right to directly participate in setting the legislative agenda of the EU. By collecting one million signatures from at least seven EU Member States, citizens can invite ...
The official poster of ECI day 2015
The "ECI Day" is an event that annually brings together civil society activists, politicians and civil servants to discuss the issues and flaws around the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI). This year's "ECI Day" will take place in Brussels on 13 April 2015.
The panel of the ECI Conference in Brussels on 10 December 2014
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a phenomenal tool of transnational direct democracy, allowing citizens to directly influence agenda-setting in the EU. It is the voice of civil society in Europe, and has been used to launch political debate on a great diversity of...
Protests against TTIP in Berlin, Image: Mehr Demokratie e.V.
Über fünfzig Mal haben sich Europas Bürgerinnen und Bürger in den vergangenen Jahren über ein neues Volksrecht in den Brüsseler Politbetrieb eingeschaltet. Doch nun sorgt eine neue Europäische Bürgerinitiative mit über einer Million Unterschriften gegen das Freihandelsabkommen...
Democracy International is a partner of the ECI Support Centre
L'initiative citoyenne européenne (ICE) donne aux citoyens le droit de participer directement à l'agenda législatif de l'Union. L'initiative citoyenne européenne (ICE) donne aux citoyens de l’Union européenne le droit de demander à la Commission européenne de légiférer sur un...
Protests against TTIP in Berlin, Image: Mehr Demokratie e.V.
On 11 September the European Commission announced to reject the registration of the European Citizens' Initiatve "Stop TTIP", which an alliance of civil society groups had proposed to the EU's executive body in mid July 2014.  Mehr Demokratie e.V., Democracy International's ...
Message by Elisa Bruno
On 21 August 2014, Elisa Bruno of the ECI Support Centre sent us a message to thank everybody who made a donation an ECI app for smartphones run with iOS and Windows software. In the previous six weeks, Democracy International had run a fundraising campaign to support Elisa...
Maroš Šefčovič. Photo by Audiovisual Services of European Commission
European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has epxressed his strong support for Democracy International's fundraising campaign for an ECI App that will allow smartphone users to sign a European Citizens' Initiative with one single click. Maroš Šefčovič is responsible for...


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