EESC European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2015 // 13 April
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is the most important instrument for direct democracy at European level. Three years after its launch, the time has come for an assessment and potential reset of the ECI legal framework, particularly Regulation 211/2011. The European Commission assessment report on the first three years of ECI practice and the European Ombudsman report on ECI will be in the focus of this year’s ECI Day. This event will be a valuable opportunity for the EESC as well as ECI stakeholders and other European institutions to reflect on the reports. The ECI Day serves as a meeting place and platform for registered and future ECI organisers to meet and exchange information and experiences, and present their ECI to the media.