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Introduced on 1 April 2012 by the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Citizens' Initiative is the most important instrument of participative democracy in the European Union. By collecting at least 1 million signatures from at least 7 EU Member States, citizens have the right to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act or modify the existing one. This Guide is to provide you with an idea of how to get involved. In nine steps, it explains what organisers of a European Citizens' Initiative have to do, at what point, what the hurdles and procedures are: from the first idea to registration, collecting signatures to, hopefully, presenting your million signatures to the European Commission.

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  • Published In: 2013
    36 pages
    Staffan Nilsson's presidency report
    Staffan Nilsson's Presidency Report - Achievements and stepping stones in engaging people for a sustainable Europe.
  • Published In: 2013
    8 pages
    Your Europe Your Say! 2013
    For the fourth year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is offering an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
  • Published In: 2013
    37 pages
    Social Media and Social Networking as agents of Participatory Democracy and Civic Empowerment
    Social Media have clearly altered the nature of civil society and also have an impact on democratic and political engagement, particularly among civil society organisations.
  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    The Single European Sky - EESC Position Paper
    The completion of the EU Single European Sky (SES)is an inherent part of the process of improving the competitiveness and growth of the EU economy by further strengthening the European single market. Its objective is to provide better, more effective and reliable conditions of air travel to the European citizens.
  • Published In: 2013
    32 pages
    Compendium of EESC Position Papers - May 2011 - March 2013
    Compendium of EESC Position Papers - May 2011 - March 2013
  • Published In: 2013
    44 pages
    Financial Education for all

    Financial education strategies and best practices within the European Union. This publication is based on an own-initiative opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Financial education and responsible consumption of financial products adopted on 14 July 2011.

  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    5 ideas for a younger europe
    The five ideas are a distillation of the dreams and aspirations encountered across Europe. Concrete proposals on democracy, employment, rights, education, and the European public sphere.
  • Published In: 2013
    4 pages
    Transport, energy, infrastructures, information society

    The TEN section focuses its work on keeping the right balance between the three pillars of EU energy policy: competitiveness, sustainability and security. The new White Paper from the European Commission entitled “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – T owards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system”, which was adopted by the Commission on 28 March 2011, constitutes the basic reference for the work of the TEN section in the field of transport. TEN section work in this area is based on an in-depth analysis of information and communication technologies (ICT) and their impact on society, taking into account the expectations of European civil society organisations. The EESC permanent study group will continue to identify and promote the expectations of organised civil society as regards services of general interest, which, whether economic or non-economic, do much to promote the social and territorial cohesion of the European Union.

  • Published In: 2013
    12 pages
    Towards a more responsible use of the internet : The proposals of the European civil society

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been a consistent voice in discussions surrounding online communication. In fact, we have been debating issues of safety,privacy and human dignity in electronic communications and media for nearly two decades. In the last five years we have produced a set of coherent and robust opinions on the matter, which have positively influenced the current debate.

  • Published In: 2013
    35 pages
    Civil Society Media Seminar - Freedom of media in the Euro-Mediterranean region
    Civil society has everything to win from free and vibrant media.Not only does the latter support and foster civil society but it can also help to hold the authorities to account, to put civil society’s ideas and principles into action and influence the social change.

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