• Event Date: 16-Nov-2020

European Citizens’ Initiative Week


In January 2020, the new rules on the European citizens’ initiative started to apply, making it easier for EU citizens to call upon the European Commission to propose legislation in areas that matter to them and where the Union has the power to act.

Since the beginning of the year, the Commission has received two initiatives that successfully gathered the support of over 1 million EU citizens, while others are still collecting and expected to be submitted soon. The future of the European citizens’ initiative looks promising, even though the health crisis makes managing a European citizens’ initiative more challenging.

To mark the beginning of this new phase in the life of the European Citizens’ Initiative and give it a new impetus, the European Commission is inviting you to a full week of online activities built around the European Citizens’ Initiative.

Throughout the week, we will be joined by institutional representatives, members of the civil society and organisers of past and ongoing initiatives to discuss how to make the reformed European Citizens’ Initiative a success.

We also want to hear from you! Share your ideas and suggestions to further improve the European Citizens’ Initiative during the various sessions of the event. We will raise as many of them as possible during the panel discussions, and provide answers during the various sessions of the Week and on our online channels.   

The event will be live web streamed and simultaneous interpretation will be available in the following languages: EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, PL.

The event is organised by the European Commission, with the participation of other EU institutions and advisory bodies, as well as civil society organisations.

The provisional agenda is available in EN only for the moment. The final version will soon be available in all EU languages.