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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Promote the ECI in general, the podcast or the newsletter with these web banners. All languages available.
Test your knowledge on the European Citizens’ Initiative with this quiz!
[Quiz available currently in English, French, German and Dutch only.]