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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The European Commission receives the organisers of the 'End the Cage Age' Initiative

The organisers of the ‘End the Cage Age’ initiative have met with Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Stella Kyriakides.

Public hearing on ‘Minority Safepack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe’

The European Parliament will hold a public hearing on the fifth successful European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’ on 15 October from 9.00 to 13.00. Due to current COVID-19 constraints, the meeting will be held partly remotely with limited physical presence in the room, but will be fully webstreamed for the public.


6th successful initiative!

The citizens' initiative 'End the Cage Age' has been submitted today to the Commission for examination, after having collected almost 1.4 million (1.397.113) valid statements of support from across the EU.

The organisers will meet with the Commission soon. A public hearing will then be organised by the European Parliament. The Commission has up to 6 months to adopt a formal reply.

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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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