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European Citizens´ Initiative Forum

Welcome to the ECI Forum!

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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 Forum is a space for you to get practical information and advice about the European citizens’ initiative, and to discuss any topics related to it. Some features are only accessible after you register. This platform is operated by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) on behalf of and under contract to the European Commission.

To view the list of European citizens’ initiatives or register a new initiative, visit the European citizens’ initiative website.

Infographic (2022) | European Citizens' Initiative: Data & Figures
European Citizens' Initiative: Data & Figures
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Introductory Video - European Citizens' Initiative Forum
European Citizens' Initiative Facebook Group with colorful background and hashtag take the initiative

NEW! The European Citizens' Initiative Facebook Group 

Introducing a new way to connect with organisers, stakeholders and interested citizens through the European Citizens' Initiative Facebook Group

Join the group today! 

Latest learning materials

Online Course: Essential Skills for European Citizens' Initiative Organisers

Interested in learning more about the process and practice of developing a successful European Citizens' Initiative? Visit our online course: online course

The online course focuses on practical aspects of the European Citizens’ Initiative such as: - Understanding the areas of Commission competences and managing the registration process - Successful online and offline campaigning in times of Covid - Signature collection - Data protection requirements - Building pan-European support networks - Fundraising - Advocacy - Follow up actions. 

NEW! Guidance note on the Central Online Collection System

Guidance Note: Central Online Collection System
Guidance Note on the Central Online Collection System
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Find more materials on the LEARN page 

Latest Success Story

End the Cage Age: achieving its goal together with committed partners
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Read more success stories here!


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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on the ECI Forum reflect solely the point of view of their authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the European Commission or of the European Union.
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