[Online] ECI Day
03 June at 10:00 am — 04 June at 2:00 pm
The 10th edition of the ECI Day will exceptionally take place online and over two days.
3 June will be a full day of debates on the ECI instrument, focusing on aspects key to making the ECI more powerful and strengthening participatory democracy at EU level.
While 2021 saw the first two pieces of legislation inspired by European citizens’ initiatives take effect, we will be focusing on how to ensure that the ECI achieves the greatest impact. We will discuss how success is defined for an initiative, assess the examination procedure and find ways to boost the impact of successful initiatives. We will also explore the role played by the ECI in the EU’s wider set-up for public participation, including with a view to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Other sessions will look at lessons learned from case law on the ECI, and why citizens are more familiar with and make greater use of the ECI tool in some countries and regions than others and what we can learn from their experiences.
The programme will include workshops geared to the organisers of initiatives, and will cover matters such as online campaigning and fundraising.
On 4 June, the organisers of ongoing initiatives will be given the floor to present their initiatives.
Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with high-level institutional representatives, civil society organisations, ECI organisers and Europeans willing to get involved with ECIs and learn more about how you can make your voice heard and impact the future of Europe.Brussels, Belgium The ECI Campaign firstname.lastname@example.org DD/MM/YYYY 15