13.07.2015

European citizens' initiative - your vote counts!

Want to to participate directly in the development of EU policies?

Your vote counts! Get active and participate in the EU policies or support an already existing initiative. 

The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is a European Union mechanism aimed at increasing direct democracy by enabling the "EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies".

The initiative enables one million citizens of the European Union, who are nationals of at least one quarter of the member states, to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act in an area where the Member States have conferred powers onto the EU level. This right to request the Commission to initiate a legislative proposal puts citizens on the same footing as the EP and the Council. 

Want to launch an initiative? Or support an already existing one?

There is a number of important initiatives which are worth to be supported.

Have a look at the list: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/open 

Climate Alliance members supported the initiative "Against TTIP & CETA".

At this year’s Climate Alliance Annual International Conference in Dresden (23 April 2015) and in the course of the plenary session of Climate Alliance Luxembourg (28 April 2015), it was agreed that the European Secretariat of Climate Alliance would send members a draft resolution on the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States of America. Learn more.

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