The European Citizens' Initiative ad hoc group

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The ECI ad hoc Group was set up by a Bureau decision on 17 September 2013.

Its task is to steer the EESC's policy on the ECI, ensuring that the EESC plays a transparent and effective part in this inter-institutional process, and to make recommendations for institutional actions to further develop this new tool for participatory democracy.

The ECI Group has been instrumental in making essential recommendations, such as providing translations of ECI descriptions, inviting ECI organisers to EESC Section meetings and plenary sessions; it also maintains regular contacts with civil society organisations actively supporting the ECI and active citizenship.

The ECI Group holds about four meetings a year, and hosts a representative of an ongoing ECI campaign at almost every meeting, in order to maintain regular contact with the organisers and have up-to-date knowledge of the ECI experience.