European Citizens' Initiative Day 2014: Building up success

Two years after the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and one year before the revision of the implementing regulation 211/2011, the ECI Day 2014 becomes an excellent opportunity to look into the first successful and complete ECI processes, to discuss the best practices and to set up a list of recommendations that can raise the efficiency of this direct democracy instrument and make it more citizens friendly.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Democracy International, the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe, The ECI Campaign, EurActiv and Euronews, are organising the conference European Citizens' Initiative Day 2014: Building up success.

The event will focus on three subject areas (ECI laboratories):

  • the ECI and political challenges;
  • the ECI and legal constraints;
  • ECI campaigning and e-democracy.

There will be three parallel workshops to discuss those areas in detail. The conclusions will be presented in the subsequent plenary session. The afternoon will be devoted to making concrete recommendations in view of the revision of the ECI regulation in 2015.

Please register here by April 5:

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The Agenda may be viewed here.

Physical location
Brussels, Belgium
the EESC premises in Brussels: EESC rooms: JDE:61-62-63
European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard, 99