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European Citizens' Initiative

Debating Europe EUROPEAN CITIZENS' INITIATIVE WHAT IS IT a total of 17 initiatives have been launched HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2013 European citizens propose legislation to 1 DECEMBER 9 ΜΑΥ 2009 2012 the European Commission introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon first initiative was launched The initiative must be registered with the THE PROCEDURE» 1 European Commission ONE MILLION citizens must sign. 2 Upon registration, the organizers have one year to collect signatures They must come from 7 member states and be enough to vote for European elections (16 in Austria, 18 in all other member states). old The Commission considers (though not obliged) adopting legislation A SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE Other initiatives "RIGHT2WATER INITIATIVE" Distribution of signatures: • Media pluralism Education • Speed limit • Climate and energy Erasmus • Earth Rights • Basic income • Waste Mobility in the EU Female 3.5% → Registration date 10 May 2013 Austria 3.5% Italy > Against the liberalization of water services in the EU 75% Germany 3.5% Spain enterpreneurship • Collection platform for initiatives • Protection right of embryos • Vivisection Total funding from sponsors: €100,000 16% PAPER Collected more than 1.85 million signatures by 84% signatories ONLINE signatories September 2013 Sources: European Commission; Citizens-initiative.eu September, 2013

European Citizens' Initiative

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Infographic "European Citizens' Initiative" following the Citizens' Dialogue in Slovakia.

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