|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: Secretariat General|
|Publisher||European Commission, European Union|
Public consultation launched by the European Commission in April 2017 aimed at revising Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 on the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI).
The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) enables at least one million citizens of the European Union (EU), coming from at least seven Member States, to invite the European Commission to propose a legal act on matters where it has competence to do so. The ECI was introduced by the Lisbon Treaty as a tool to foster citizen participation and to bring the EU closer to its citizens. Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 established the rules and procedures governing the ECIs.
A report on the application of this Regulation was published by the Commission in March 2015, where a number of challenges were identified and a set of technical studies were launched. In April 2017, the Commission announced a public consultation ahead of a legislative initiative looking to review the existing Regulation. The consultation remained opened from 24 May 2017 until 16 August 2017.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Keywords||European Citizens' Initiatives [ECIs]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|