European Citizens Initiative First lessons of implementation
Upon request of the AFCO and PETI Committees, this study
identifies difficulties faced by organisers when setting up and running a
European Citizens Initiative (ECI). It analyses possible solutions and
proposes recommendations to improve the ECI as an effective tool for
participatory democracy in the EU. The aim is to propose measures to ensure a
straightforward ECI process with less costs and burdens for EU citizens. The
ultimate goal is to define concrete actions to empower EU citizens to actively
participate in shaping the future of Europe.
Ms Marta Ballesteros Dr Emanuela Canetta Mr Alexandru Zaciu
Mr Udo Bux Mr Petr Novak Policy Department C: Citizens'
Rights and Constitutional Affairs European Parliament B-1047 Brussels E-mail:
IOPD Technical Secretariat