2. Can I propose anything in a citizens' initiative? 


No. After you have registered your initiative, the Commission will get back to you within two months to tell you whether your initiative meets the requisite conditions. These are:

  • the citizens' committee has been formed and the contact persons designated,

  • the initiative does not manifestly fall outside the sphere of the Commission's powers to submit a proposal for a legal act of the Union for the purpose of implementing the Treaties,

  • the initiative is not manifestly abusive, frivolous or vexatious, and

  • the initiative is not manifestly contrary to the values of the European Union as set out in the Treaty.

If your initiative does not fulfil the conditions, the Commission will tell you why and give you information on all possible legal and other steps you can take. All accepted initiatives will be published in the online register that the Commission will set up for this purpose.