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European Citizens' Initiative

Data requirements

Summary of the rules

These rules apply only to citizens' initiatives registered since 1 January 2020.

* Minimum age to support an initiative:

This corresponds to the the age to be entitled to vote in elections to the European Parliament. Countries may decide to lower the age to support to 16 is they so wish.

** Data required:

A: Full first names, Family names, Residence (street, number, postal code, city, country), Date of birth, Date, Signature

B: Full first names, Family names, Personal identification number/personal identification document number, Type of personal identification number or document, Date, Signature

*** Signing via eID is possible for support via the Central Online Collection System only

Application of the rules in each country

The Member States are listed alphabetically using the spelling of their source language (protocol order).

 Minimum age to support an initiative *Data required **Type of personal identification number or documents (for B only)eID enabled?***

Belgium

18BRijksregisternummer / Numéro de Registre National / Nummer des NationalregistersYES

Bulgaria

18BЕдинен Граждански НомерNot yet

Czechia

18BObčanský průkaz / Cestovní pasYES

Denmark

18ANot applicableNot yet

Germany****

16ANot applicableYES

Estonia

16BISIKUKOODYES

Ireland

18ANot applicableNot yet

Greece

17ANot applicableNot yet

Spain

18BDocumento Nacional de Identidad / PasaporteYES

France

18ANot applicableNot yet

Croatia

18BOsobni identifikacijski broj (OIB)YES

Italy

18BPassaporto / Carta d’identitàYES

Cyprus

18BΔελτίο Ταυτότητας / ΔιαβατήριοNot yet

Latvia

18BPersonas kodsYES

Lithuania

18BAsmens kodasYES

Luxembourg

18ANot applicableYES

Hungary

18Bszemélyazonosító igazolvány / útlevél / személyi azonosító (személiy szám)Not yet

Malta

16BKarta tal-IdentitàYES

Netherlands

18ANot applicableYES

Austria

16BReisepass / PersonalausweisYES

Poland

18BNumer ewidencyjny PESELNot yet

Portugal

18BBilhete de identidade / Passaporte / Cartão de CidadãoYES

Romania

18BCarte de identitate / Pașaport / Cod Numeric PersonalNot yet

Slovenia

18BEnotna matična številka občana (EMŠO)Not yet

Slovakia

18ANot applicableYES

Finland

18ANot applicableNot yet

Sweden

18BPersonnummerYES

**** German nationals residing outside the country only if they have registered their current permanent residence at their responsible German diplomatic representation abroad.

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