Our Proposals to the EU Institutions

The most important action that we ask you to take on EU SIGN DAY (9 May 2021) is to sign one or more of the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives and share this website and our logo with as many people as possible using the hashtags #EUSignDay #TheFutureIsYours #SignNow.

However, we have also prepared a set of proposals, addressing the EU Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions), to suggest concrete measures to structurally obtain what we ask for with our self-organised actions.

You can review them here and share your additional ideas.

Additional resources
Policy Paper on European Citizens Initiatives (Known, Inclusive and not to waste) – by
Tony Venables, Petar Markovic, Helena Kumpar Zidanic, Yasmina Heuchamps 
Measures of information and inclusion on the Conference on the Future of Europe 

Proposals to be implemented in the short term to ensure European citizens are informed about their right to sign European Citizens’ Initiatives

Our Proposals to the EU Institutions
  • On the home page of the website https://europa.euadd a link to the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives with a clear indication that EU citizens have a right to sign them (one or all)
  • On the Conference on the Future of Europe digital platform which will be launched on the 17th of April — Add a link to the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives with a clear indication about the right of EU Citizens to sign them (one or all)
  • On the websites of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Add a link to the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives with a clear indication about the right of EU citizens to sign them (one or all)
  • Include in the Europe Day activities an online event with the European Citizens’ Initiatives and the ECI Ambassadors to be broadcasted on the social media channels of the European Commission
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Proposals to be implemented in the midterm to increase information on European Citizens’ Initiatives

  • Inform all EU citizens through a direct mailing action about the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives and the right of EU citizens to sign existing European Citizens’ Initiatives
  • Include in any informative action around the Conference on the Future of Europe that will address European citizens a reference to the European Citizens’ Initiatives (with a direct link to sign them)
  • Identify options for involving promoters of European Citizens’ Initiatives in the Citizens Panels and other citizens-centered initiatives related to the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Invite Municipalities and Regions of Europe to create information points (online and offline) with a reference to the right of citizens to sign the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives
  • Invite Member States to create information points (online and offline) with a reference to the right of citizens to sign the ongoing European Citizens’ Initiatives
  • Increase the involvement of Europe Direct Centers in the promotion of the European Citizens’ Initiatives — in particular focusing on online and offline actions that can increase the visibility online and offline for the possibility to sign one or more of the European Citizens’ Initiatives
  • Facilitate media relations opportunities for the promoters of the European Citizens’ Initiative, i.e. organise a press conference in association with the registration of new European Citizens’ Initiatives involving the Commission and the organisers, to increase the alphabetization of journalists on these instruments. Additional Press conferences could be organised on a regular basis
  • Involve ECI organisers in the visits of journalists and citizens from Member States to the European Commission
  • Invite all EU public and private broadcasters, and digital media outlets to increase the coverage on participatory democracy tools and proposals, starting with European Citizens Initiatives
Our Proposals to the EU Institutions

Budget Decisions

  • Level the budget currently invested in the European Citizens’ Initiatives to what is currently invested to inform citizens on elections and on the functioning of representative democracy.

Got more ideas? Share them using the hashtag or send us a message at info@eusignday.eu
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