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Title: Save bees and farmers ! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 30/09/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000016
Date of registration: 30/09/2019
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: To protect bees and people’s health, we call on the Commission to propose legal acts to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, to restore biodiversity, and to support farmers in the transition.
Main objectives: Phase out synthetic pesticides in EU agriculture by 80% by 2030, starting with the most hazardous, to become free of synthetic by 2035; restore natural ecosystems in agricultural areas so that farming becomes a vector of biodiversity recovery; reform agriculture by prioritising small scale, diverse and sustainable farming, supporting a rapid increase in agro-ecological and organic practice, and enabling independent farmer-based training and research into pesticide- and GMO-free farming.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: A.38 et seq.TFEU,A.43 TFEU,A. 114 TFEU,A. 191 TFEU,A. 192.1 TFEU,A. 289 TFEU,A. 291 TFEU,A. 294 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Karl BÄR -
  • Substitute: Helmut BURTSCHER-SCHADEN -
  • Other members: François VEILLERETTE, Polyxeni NICOLOPOULOU STAMATI, Annemarie MARKT, Noa SIMON DELSO, Constantin DOBRESCU
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 08/10/2019

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Umweltinstitut München e.V. 07/08/2019 30,000
Fundacion Amigos de las Abejas 20/08/2019 50
Campact e.V. 28/08/2019 5,000
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND) 28/08/2019 5,000
NAJU (Naturschutzjugend im NABU) im NABU Deutschland e.V. 30/08/2019 500
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe 19/09/2019 10,000
Jugend im Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUNDjugend) 20/09/2019 250

Total amount of support and funding: €50,800
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.

Initiative progress

  1. Registered
  2. Collection ongoing
  3. Collection closed
  4. Submitted
  5. Answered