Your guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative

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"From April 2012, European citizens will enjoy a new right, which will give them a stronger voice in EU affairs when the European Citizens’ Initiative enters into force. From that moment on, they will be able to express their demands in a new, unprecedented way. By collecting one million signatures across Europe, they can call upon the European Commission to propose or change European legislation. The European Economic and Social Committee has been an advocate of citizens’ rights to participate since the beginning of the European project. This guide is to provide you with an idea of how to get involved."

Staffan Nilsson, President of the EESC Staffan Nilsson


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Your guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative