ECI Day 2018: Working Together
Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 – 1040 Brussels
10 April at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Will a much simplified procedure for registering initiatives and gathering support help boost citizens’ interest in the tool? What form should the new roles for each of the institutional and civil society stakeholders take in order to increase the political impact of the ECIs? The ECI Day 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to discuss these priorities and our theme, Working Together, is intended to underline the value of cooperation and the shared responsibility for promoting active citizenship.
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a welcome instrument for participatory democracy at European level. Having been introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, it entered into force in 2012 and allows Europeans to make legislative proposals and participate in decision-making by connecting directly with EU institutions. It is a chance for them to discuss and influence key policies and it sheds further light on the public’s view of the EU’s agenda and priorities.
The ECI Day is an important meeting place and platform where registered and future ECI organisers and stakeholders can exchange information and experiences and present their ECI and activities to the public. As in the past, stands will be available for ECI organisers and conference partners. We will also propose thematic stands run by various stakeholders to present the new initiatives that will accompany the ongoing consultations on the proposal for a new ECI regulation.Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 – 1040 Brussels The ECI Campaign firstname.lastname@example.org DD/MM/YYYY 15