The European Citizens Initiative

From 1 April onwards, EU citizens can ask the European Union to introduce new legislation.

  • Treaty basis: Article 11
  • preparation: a citizens commitee 7people/7 Member States
  • signiture gathering: paper & online

the Commission will make available a Free Software for online collection systems !!!

minimum numbers of signatures/Member State in the EP’s Q&A

  • time frame: 1 year to collect the 1 million signatures

To find out more: EP- Q&A on the European Citizens’ Initiative