European Citizens Initiative


The European Citizens' Initiative allows 1 million citizens from at least a quarter of EU member states to ask the European Commission to propose legislation in areas that fall within its competence. Organisers of successful initiatives are invited to present their initiative at a public hearing in the European Parliament, before the legislative committee responsible for the subject matter. On this page you will find all the available information relating to hearings on citizens’ initiatives.

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20-11-2017 - European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI): Ban Glyphosate

ENVI PETI ITRE AGRI 28-11-2017 - 08:34
Tractor spraying pesticides on vegetable field with sprayer at spring

On 20 November, the ENVI committee in association with the PETI, ITRE and AGRI and Committees will hold a hearing on the European Citizens' Initiative “Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides”. The initiative collected over 1 million signatures calling for a ban on glyphosate, a reform of the pesticide approval procedure, and EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use. (Read more)

11-05-2015 - Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

AGRI PETI ENVI ITRE 18-10-2016 - 15:14
Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

A public hearing on the "Stop Vivisection" European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) was hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the ECI's supporters and experts in the field. The ECI aims to repeal the Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and asks the European Commission to present a new proposal that does away with animal experimentation. (Read more)