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Are you planning to launch a European citizens’ initiative, or are you currently promoting one? Or perhaps you are simply interested in discussing potential citizens’ initiatives?

This platform is a space for you to get practical information and advice about the European citizens’ initiative, and to discuss any topics related to it.

It is not the place to register an initiative or to consult the list of registered initiatives. For any of this, you should  visit the  European citizens’ initiative official register , which also provides information on the legislative and procedural framework.

This site is a pilot project, operated by a consortium of three organisations – ESN, ECAS and CARSA – on behalf of and under contract to the European Commission.




From the blog


16.10.2018

Prague, Czech Republic | What makes a European Citizens’ Initiative successful? Motivation, communication and common sense

The European Citizens’ Initiative Roadshow continued its journey across Europe with a visit to the Festival of Democracy held in Prague... - Read more


03.10.2018

EU citizens call for an end to cages for animals

On 11 September, the European Commission registered the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘END THE CAGE AGE’... - Read more


26.09.2018

#European Citizens’ Initiative in practice: sharing knowledge about what works in Poland

The European Citizens’ Initiative made a pit stop in Warsaw as part of its three-year long Roadshow across Europe... - Read more


25.09.2018

Support The European Citizen Initiative against hunger

With the support of a citizen committee, we want to help the 49 million Europeans ... - Read more


18.09.2018

Butent! Festival, Lithuania: 90 discussions, 200 speakers and 6 000 citizens stand up for democracy

By Yana Pargova, Campaign Manager @ EUTakeTheInitiative, GOPA Com.

The European Citizens’ Initiative Roadshow set up its tent for two days ... - Read more


07.09.2018

The European Citizens' Initiative gives YOU the power to shape Europe

Since 2012 when the European Citizens’ Initiative was first launched,... - Read more


23.08.2018

Permanent EU citizenship - If not now, then when?

The Permanent European Union Citizenship initiative was registered by the European Commission on 23 July 2018... - Read more


01.08.2018

MORE INITIATIVES FOR EUROPE’S CITIZENS

The European Citizens’ Initiative aims to make the EU more democratic... - Read more


17.07.2018

The European Parliament commits to more responsibility in the follow-up to successful initiatives

The long road towards a European Citizens’ Initiative that works for all... - Read more


27.06.2018

Assya Kavrakova from ECAS on the future of the European Citizens’ Initiative

Assya Kavrakova, Director of ECAS: The European Citizens’ Initiative is the first transnational participatory democracy mechanism in the world... - Read more


27.06.2018

European Citizens’ Initiative roadshow kicks off in Sofia

The European Citizens’ Initiative roadshow kicked off during the European Civic Days in Sofia, Bulgaria on 29-31 May... – Read more


4.04.2018

Use It or Lose It: Why raising awareness of the European Citizens’ Initiative should be a priority

Outside of our work in the world of democracy and civil society, the average EU citizen is usually surprised to find out that the European Citizens’ Initiative exists. - Read more


28.03.2018

Taking Europe beyond the ‘Brussels bubble’ through the ECI

The involvement of civil society in decision-making has been one of the cornerstones of the EU institutions legitimacy-seeking strategies since the late 1990s. - Read more




Latest news



12.10.2018

Webinar 4: collecting statements of support for a European citizens’ initiative

On 22 October 11.00-12.00 CET a webinar on how to collect statements of support for an initiative ... – Read more


02.10.2018

New initiative registered!

The European Commission has decided to register a new European citizens’ initiative ... – Read more


02.10.2018

Third Webinar on the European Citizens’ Initiative.

On 9 October 12:30-13:30 CET a webinar on how to run a successful campaign ... – Read more


27.09.2018

New initiative registered!

The European Commission has decided to register a new European citizens’ initiative ... – Read more


18.09.2018

Join the European Citizens’ Initiative Roadshow at the Festival of Democracy in Prague on 5 – 6 October 2018

The European Citizens’ Initiative Roadshow is travelling to the Festival of Democracy in Prague on ... – Read more


11.09.2018

New initiative registered!

The European Commission has decided to register a new European citizens’ initiative ... – Read more


23.08.2018

Come and meet us at the Būtent! Festival on 7-8 September in Lithuania

On 7-8 September 2018, the European Citizens’ Initiative Roadshow is travelling to Būtent! Festival in Birštonas, Lithuania ... – Read more


23.08.2018

Register now for a knowledge-sharing workshop in Warsaw on 17 September

On Monday 17 September 2018, in occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Commission is inviting you to Take the Initiative! ... – Read more


22.08.2018

Second webinar on the European Citizens’ Initiative. Register now

The second ECI Webinar will take place on 13 September 12:30-13:30 CET ... – Read more


02.08.2018

Citizens’ concerns reflected in draft drinking water law revision

The European Commission’s proposed revision of the Drinking Water Directive ... – Read more



26.07.2018

Citizens discuss the #FutureOfEurope on the European Citizens’ Initiative Forum

The long road towards a European Citizens’ Initiative that works for all... - Read more


23.07.2018

New initiative registered!

The European Commission has decided to register a new European citizens’ initiative ... – Read more


19.07.2018

New initiative registered!

The European Commission has decided to register a new European citizens’ initiative ... – Read more


18.07.2018

European Citizens’ Initiative explained in less than 90 seconds

Do you have an idea about how to tackle a challenge facing Europe? ... – Read more


11.07.2018

EU Parliament and Council to debate proposed changes to European Citizens’ Initiative rules

Negotiations between the EU institutions on finalising the revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative regulation have been given the go-ahead following adoption of both the Council and Parliament mandates ... – Read more


03.07.2018

Webinar aims to help organisers draft a European Citizens’ Initiative

The first webinar on the European Citizens’ Initiative was held on 14 June, and features presentations from the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and a guest speaker, ... Read more


5.06.2018

First Webinar on the European Citizens’ Initiative.

On 14 June 12:30-13:30 CET a webinar on procedural steps & tips to draft an initiative will be held to offer support ... Read more


10.04.2018

ECI Day 2018: Working Together

The European Citizen Initiative (ECI) Day 2018, scheduled for 10 April, will focus on the ‘Working Together’ theme. – Read more


15.03.2018

Regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative

On 14 and 15 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)’s sub-committee on the new ECI regulation, led by EESC Member Kinga Joó, discussed the draft legislative proposal. – Read more



01.03.2018

Safe drinking water for all Europeans

On 1 February 2018, the European Commission published proposals for revision of the EU’s drinking water legislation. - Read more




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