European Citizen’s Initiative (links)

European Citizens’ Initiatives : Open Initiatives

Consolidated version of the treaty on the functioning of the European Union (en_30.3.2010)

Official journal of the European Union c 83/47

Article 24 (ex Article 21 TEC)

  • The European Parliament and the Council, acting by means of regulations in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure, shall adopt the provisions for the procedures and conditions required for a citizens’ initiative within the meaning of Article 11 of the Treaty on European Union, including the minimum number of Member States from which such citizens must come.
  • Every citizen of the Union shall have the right to petition the European Parliament in accordance with Article 227.
  • Every citizen of the Union may apply to the Ombudsman established in accordance with Article 228.

English documents

Wikipedia on ECI

ECI official register

EUR-Lex Consolidated version of the treaty on the functioning of the european union en 30.3.2010 (see Article 24)

ECI in a nutshell (pdf)

European Parliament resolution of 7 May 2009 requesting the Commission to submit a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation of the citizens” initiative

Democracy International PDF brochure on ECI

Initiative for the ECI 

Documents en català

Díptic ICE