Towards a Revision of the European Citizens' Initiative?

Study 15-07-2015

At the request of the PETI committee, the Study provides an overview of the most significant difficulties faced by organisers when setting up and running a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and an in-depth analysis of the possible solutions based on a review of the latest reports by EU Institutions on this issue. The aim of the Study is to propose recommendations or measures to improve the ECI as an effective tool for participatory democracy in the EU in view of the current discussion concerning the revision of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 on the Citizens' Initiative. The ultimate goal is to define an ECI process with fewer costs and unnecessary burdens for EU citizens which would empower them to actively participate in shaping the future of Europe.