A study by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for citizens’ rights and constitutional affairs, this study identifies difficulties faced by organisers when setting up and running a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). It analyses possible solutions and proposes recommendations to improve the ECI as an effective tool for participatory democracy in the EU.
The aim is to propose measures to ensure a straightforward ECI process with less costs and burdens for EU citizens.
The ultimate goal is to define concrete actions to empower EU citizens to actively participate in shaping the future of Europe.
European Citizens’ Initiative – First lessons of implementation