Tag Archives: petitions

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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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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Petitions to the European Parliament – 2009 report

I’ve finally been able to write some notes from the European Parliament’s report on petitioning in 2009 – it was approved 7 June 2010, so really I have no excuse for being so late with this piece. Despite the delay, … Continue reading

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Has e-petitioning been ‘useless’?

I think I’ll use my first blog post of 2011 (Happy New Year by the way) for a quick refresher on (e)petitioning. One of my favourite quotes on the subject of e-petitions is from a letter to the Telegraph of … Continue reading

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Security for signatures: petitions and the European Citizens’ Initiative

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a potentially significant change coming out of the Lisbon Treaty: here, I try to see how general security principles could be applied to the process from signing up (online) to validating an entire ECI … Continue reading

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