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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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