Successful first year for the European Citizens' Initiative

European citizens from the length and breadth of the EU have taken the opportunity to set the EU policy agenda over the last twelve months by signing one of the 14 European Citizens' Initiatives registered since the launch of the ECI on 1 April 2012. 

The EU's first experiment with participatory democracy was launched by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič just over a year ago, and he welcomed the successful first year for this new form of citizen-led decision-making.

Speech: European Citizens' Initiative – one year on

Extract from press conference

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