Updates to the Central Online Collection System
A new version of the Central Online Collection System, used by individual ECIs to collect support online, is available now. Users may notice improvements in the look and feel, for example, the improved map of Europe with information on support numbers per country. As support using electronic identification (eID) is getting more popular, the users can now easily see which national electronic identification scheme is available for them.
Webinar ‘What is the ECI and Why Should I Care?’ - 23 November
On Thursday, 23 November, at 12.30 CET, the ECI Forum will host a webinar ‘What is the ECI and Why Should I Care?’. This webinar will focus on the process of the ECI, the support tools available to organisers and testimonials from two organisers of successful initiatives.
Commission registers four new European citizens' initiatives
On 8 November 2023, the Commission registered four European citizens' initiatives, entitled: ‘EU Live Bus Stop Info’, ‘Trust and Freedom’, “I’m Going European” and ‘Creation of a European Environment Authority’.
The ‘EU Live Bus Stop Info’ initiative calls for the integration of QR codes at bus stops across the EU Member States, to allow passengers to access real-time information.
The ‘Trust and Freedom’ initiative calls for measures regarding informed consent, human dignity, freedom, and bodily autonomy. In particular, it refers to the right to make informed decisions regarding healthcare and treatment options.
‘“I’m Going European”: An ECI to Connect your National and European Citizenship’ aims to introduce a right to education on European citizenship, human rights, democracy and the rule of law and to back this up through a series of requirements.
The ‘Creation of a European Environment Authority’ initiative calls for the setting up of a European Environment Authority, with power to issue binding administrative decisions, monitor activities with environmental impact and issue sanctions for environmental pollution.
With these 4 new initiatives, the number of initiatives registered in 2023 increases to 11. Their organisers have six months now to choose the moment to start the collection of support.