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European Citizens´ Initiative Forum
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Are you planning to launch a European citizens' initiative, or are you currently promoting one? Or perhaps you are simply interested in discussing potential citizens' initiatives? 

This Forum is a space for you to get practical information and advice about the European citizens’ initiative, and to discuss any topics related to it. Some features are only accessible after you register. This platform is operated by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) on behalf of and under contract to the European Commission.

To view the list of European citizens’ initiatives or register a new initiative, visit the European citizens’ initiative website.

Infographic (2023) | European Citizens' Initiative: Data & Figures
ECI Infographic Data & Statistics as of May 2023
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ECI Forum is available in all EU official languages
Introductory Video - European Citizens' Initiative Forum

Latest learning materials

Online Course: Essential Skills for European Citizens' Initiative Organisers

Interested in learning more about the process and practice of developing a successful European Citizens' Initiative? Visit our online course: online course

The online course focuses on practical aspects of the European Citizens’ Initiative such as: - Understanding the areas of Commission competences and managing the registration process - Successful online and offline campaigning in times of Covid - Signature collection - Data protection requirements - Building pan-European support networks - Fundraising - Advocacy - Follow up actions. 

The ECI Forum Welcome Package

The ECI Forum - Welcome Package
ECI Forum Welcome Package
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ECI Infopacket for Civil Society Organisations

ECI Infopacket for Civil Society Organisations
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To view the ECI Infopacket for CSOs in different languages, please select the language button at top of the page. 

Find more materials on the LEARN page 

Latest Success Story

Stop Finning - Stop the Trade
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Read more success stories here!


Upcoming Webinar

Webinar, 'Unlocking Engagement: Strategies for Reaching and Activating the Unengaged for Your ECI', 2024

  • Start date: 13/06/2024 - 12:30


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Join the ECI Facebook Group to share news, ideas and experiences about the ECI with others. We are also active on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn using the #EUTakeTheInitiative hashtag.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on the ECI Forum reflect solely the point of view of their authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the position of the European Commission or of the European Union.
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