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European Citizens' Initiative

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Spread the word!

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) needs your help to reach all European citizens.

Taking part in European democracy is every EU citizen’s right – whether by starting, joining or signing a citizens’ initiative. You can also get involved by spreading the word. Use your voice and communication channels to promote the ECI among your networks!

Check out the materials below to get started – you can use them or take inspiration for your context.

Take part: ECI 10-year anniversary

In 2022 we mark 10 years of the European Citizens’ Initiative.

Whether you want to recall the day the first regulation for how the ECI works started to apply (1 April), the day the first citizens’ initiative was registered (9 May), use the ‘ECI Day’ of the European Economic and Social Committee and partners (2 June), or another important milestone - we hope you will join us in marking this special occasion.

Since 2012, close to 800 people have started European citizens’ initiatives while more than 16 million have signed their support. Find more facts and figures here.

Discover more about the European citizens’ initiative by watching the recording of the 3 May webinar.

Get inspiration to spread the word below:

Anniversary web banners - all languages
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Anniversary sample social media posts
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Videos and podcast

Videos covering many elements of the European Citizens’ Initiative – from what the citizens' initiative is to the impact it has on organisers’ lives – are available in all EU languages.

The CitizenCentral podcast shares the stories of initiative organisers. Listen on our dedicated podcast page or your favourite streaming platform.

What can you achieve with the European Citizens’ Initiative?
How much power do you have? European Citizens’ Initiative – Take the Initiative
European Citizens’ Initiative – What causes do you care about? No voice over
European Citizens’ Initiative – What causes do you care about? - Voiceover
What is the European Citizens' Initiative? Take the initiative
How many Europeans does it take to change a lightbulb?
European Citizens’ Initiative : Connecting ideas. Can a small idea make a difference?
European Citizens’ Initiative : Connecting actions

Social media tools

Use and follow #EUTakeTheInitiative for the latest social media updates.

Below you can find sample posts, visuals, GIFs and a social media kit to get started.

Social Media posts (multilingual)
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Social Media posts
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Images

 Sample visuals with people
Woman with megaphone
Man and woman talking
Group of people taking selfie
Social Media visuals (with images of people)
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Social Media visuals (Quotes from 4 ECI organisers)
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Social Media visuals (cartoon)
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GIFs 1
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GIFs 2
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Social media kit
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Infographics and Factsheets

Tailor-made communication materials are available in all EU languages and ready to be used or customised. This set of materials can be used online and in-person.

Infographic 1 - Use your power
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Infographic 2 - Where can I make a difference?
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Infographic 3 - ECI Step-by-Step
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General Factsheet
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Factsheet - Myths & Reality
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – Ban Glyphosate 
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – One of Us 
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – Right2Water 
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – Stop Vivisection 
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – Minority SafePack 
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Factsheet – Successful Initiatives – End the Cage Age
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Leaflets and presentation materials

Materials to hand-out, send-out or to help you present the ECI. A guide to the European Citizens' Initiative is available for download in all EU languages from the Publications Office.

Leaflet
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EU Take the Initiative - editable Powerpoint
English
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ECI-Webinar_Oct22
Facts and figures - October 2022
front page of the powerpoint
English
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Postcard
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News article
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Web banners

Promote the ECI in general, the podcast or the newsletter with these web banners. All languages available.

Web banners
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Podcast web banners
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Newsletter web banners
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ECI quiz

Test your knowledge on the European Citizens’ Initiative with this quiz!

Guide

You can download this guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative in all official EU languages. 

A guide to sharing ECI content

How to get started and spread the word? This document provides context, tips and tricks for multiplying the message of the European Citizens' Initiative.

Multiplier guide
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