Tag Archives: ECI

A modest proposal… for the ECI

A commonsense proposal for making the EU’s Citizen Initiative (ECI) more lightweight and effective – based on some old research. Continue reading

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Democratic Participation in a Citizen’s Europe: What Next for the EU?

Janice Thompson of the ECI campaign has been in touch to tell me about an upcoming conference: This collaborative conference will bring together democracy activists, campaigners, academics and policy makers to explore current challenges and future opportunities for EU public … Continue reading

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ECI4all sytem: Replacement of OCS announced – but who are they?

You may be aware that the European Commission has been supporting the development of an online collection systems for online signatures for the European Citizens Initiative – it’s called OCS and hosted on the JoinUp platform. Now, the OCS has a … Continue reading

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Next challenge for petitioning software: the ECI

It is times like this that it is frustrating to live in a city that’s (let’s face it) at the periphery of the EU, and to be working in times of budgetary constraint. There are a lot of exciting developments … Continue reading

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PEP-NET Summit: My ECI/petitioning presentation

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 … Continue reading

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