Here’s a copy of the presentation I gave in my corner at the PEP-NET summit today, and a PDF of the flowchart I draw from the draft ECI Regulation.
I spoke about EuroPetition and the ECI as systems for supporting trans-european campaigns, starting from the observation that we Europeans speak many languages, but European decision makers would benefit from there being a common dialog.
Currently, I guess the key ECI-type points I’m curious to explore are:
- ECI campaigns
- Will they be reserved to the big lobbying organisations?
- What set up will support the ‘little people’
- ECI systems providers
- What is meant by ‘system’? (I believe it is the service provided by an organisation)
- What process can certify it?
- Clustering & Translations
- There’s a role for national/ regional clusters along the line of the one being piloted by EuroPetition
- Wordings will appear on official ECI website, so can the Commission avaoid responsibility for them?
- e-ECI should be seen as an online service
- Allowing third parties to share, compare and campaign across systems
- standards for recording and sharing details of ECIs
It got a few interesting questions from the audience – I hope it contributes to the debate when it comes to making the ECI work
Anyway, you can download the PDF here: