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Get a greater say in the policies that affect your life. The European Citizens' Initiative is a unique way for you to help shape the EU by calling on the European Commission to propose new laws. Once an initiative has reached 1 million signatures, the Commission will decide on what action to take. See how it works step by step
If you consider starting an initiative, consult the ECI Forum for legal and practical advice.
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New initiative registered
  • 19/06/2024

Commission registers two new European citizens' initiatives: ‘Air-Quotas’ and ‘Stop Destroying Videogames’

On 19 June the European Commission decided to register two European citizens' initiatives.

The Air-Quotas’ initiative calls for a citizens’ carbon quota mechanism in each country that would encourage businesses to decarbonise through consumer demand. The organisers consider that it should cover all purchases of goods and services, starting with air transport. 

The Stop Destroying Videogames initiative calls for a requirement for publishers of videogames in the EU to leave such games in a functional (playable) state, so to prevent their remote disabling.

The organisers have six months to open the signature collection. 

New initiative registered
  • 13/05/2024

New initiative registered: ‘Save the Planet by shifting taxation from labour to greenhouse gas emissions’

On 13 May the Commission registered a European citizens' initiative entitled 'Save the Planet by shifting taxation from labour to greenhouse gas emissions’. It calls on the Commission to strengthen the Fit for 55 Package and the EU carbon pricing system and for the redistribution of a substantial part of carbon pricing revenues to low-income households, strengthening the EU’s Social Climate Fund and promoting the establishment of a ‘Climate Club’ for countries wishing to adopt more robust carbon pricing.

This is the fifth initiative registered in 2024. The organisers have six months to open the signature collection. 

New initiative registered
  • 10/04/2024

New initiative registered calling for EU financial support on safe and accessible abortion

On 10 April the Commission registered a European citizens' initiative entitled  'My Voice, My Choice: For Safe And Accessible Abortion'. It calls on the Commission to submit a proposal for financial support to Member States for enabling safe termination of pregnancies for anyone in Europe who lacks access to safe and legal abortion.

This is the fourth initiative registered in 2024. The organisers have six months to open the signature collection. 

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