Study on the European Added Value of the European Citizens’ Initiative published
The study on the European Added Value of the European Citizens’ Initiative written by Julian Plottka, Carmen Gerstenmeyer, Julia Klein and Amelie Tittel for the European Parliamentary Research Service has been published. You can download the study on the EPRS website.
The study contributes to the ongoing reform of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI). The authors assess how the different proposals to reform the regulation affect the ECI’s potential to generate a European added value and to strengthen European level democracy. Detailed objectives of the study are:
- Analysing the European added value of the ECI and assessing to what extent different reform proposals actually exploit its theoretical potential;
- Demonstrating the need to undertake fundamental reforms of the ECI and justifying a revision of its legal basis;
- Presenting concrete policy recommendations for a revision of the ECI-regulation in order to fully take advantage of its European added value, to render its procedures more coherent for both organisers and signatories and to strengthen European democracy in general.