Round up of (negative) reactions to the ECI regulations…

A good round up of issues with the currently proposed European Citizens’ Initiative regulation can be found at Matthew Lowrie’s blog.  As he (and many others, including me) say, there is  a risk

people [will] be set up to be disappointed by organisers of badly conceived ECIs, who would blame the EU as their unrealistic and unrealisable proposals get canned, leaving the EU with an ever-more-reinforced reputation for being aloof and out of touch.

Definitely worth a read. Maybe we should take his suggestion for an ECI to improve the ECI process seriously?

It’ll be interesting to see what practical lessons we can learn and share on how ECI’s can be made to work in the EuroPetition project.


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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