Get a greater say in the policies that affect your lives. The European Citizens' Initiative is a unique way for you to help shape the EU by calling on the European Commission to propose new laws. Once an initiative has reached 1 million signatures, the Commission will decide on what action to take.

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Workshop on sources of funding for ECIs - 10 November 2021, 14:00-16:30 CET

Workshop for (potential) organisers of European citizens’ initiatives, to discover how to find funds for the initiative, how to report donations and to gather tips for fundraising strategy.

Workshop organised by Democracy International, under subcontract of the European Commission.

10 November, 14:00-16:30 CET. Register here.

CitizenCentral podcast: listen to the the third episode!

The third episode of the new podcast series on the European Citizens’ Initiative, CitizenCentral, is now live on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts and SoundCloud.

In this episode, covering environmental topics on land and in the sea, two ongoing ECIs are featured: ‘Stop Finning – Stop the Trade’ and ‘Green Garden Roof Tops’. You can also hear from a representative of a closed initiative  ‘Grow Scientific Progress: crops matter’ or marine biologists.


New initiative registered: ‘Call to Action – Environmental protection in all policies'

The Commission has registered today a new European citizens' initiative, entitled ‘Call to Action – Environmental protection in all policies'.

This is the tenth new initiative registered in 2021. Its organisers have six months now to chose the moment to start the collection of support.


Calendar of events

Check the upcoming events related to the European Citizens’ Initiative. You can also see the list of past events; for some, recordings are available.

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