• Racing for one million signatures

    By on Nov. 18, 2013

    The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) is designed as a free tool for us to directly participate in the EU policy-making processes. If the Right2Water initiative's success in collecting almost 2 million signatures received the support of a powerful public service lobby organisation, representing more than 265 unions and 8 million public service workers... 

  • Globalization and democracy: friends or foes?

    By on Oct. 1, 2013

    ‘Globalization’ has become such an overused and misinterpreted word in our modern lexicon that its use is wavering on abuse. Nevertheless, the extent of its effects on society and on the international political community as a whole has yet to be fully realized.

  • how citizens make their voice heard in europe. the official tools. I. 

    By on Aug. 23, 2013

    The European Citizens’s Initiative (ECI) was launched by the European Commission on the symbolic date of 9 May 2012, Europe Day, under the motto “You can set the agenda!”. The first registered initiative were ”Fraternité 2020” on EU exchange programs, followed by ”Right2water” on affordable and non-privatized access to clean water and by ”One of Us” against the use of human embryos in research.