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