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Kaj je to? European CitizensÔÇś initiative is a way for EU citizens to influence and shape EU legislation. It allows citizens from different member states to suggest legal change in fields like environment, agriculture, energy, transport, and trade. The term initiative is a borrowing from French and derives from the Latin word initi─üre.

To launch a European CitizensÔÇÖ initiative, seven people being resident in at least seven different EU states have to form a citizensÔÇÖ committee. The members need to be EU citizens and old enough to vote. In Malta and Austria, the voting age is 16, in Greece 17 and in the other EU countries 18. The subject of the initiative has to be EU-related and within a field where the European Commission has power to propose legislation. There are different steps to the initiative procedure.

The citizensÔÇÖ committee needs to register in any of the 24 official EU languages. This includes giving basic information about the initiative, like the title, a short summary, a reference to the EU treaty and contact details of the organisers. Within two months, the European Commission reacts to the registration and informs about whether the initiative fulfils the conditions.

If it fulfils the conditions, the initiative is published in the online register and the organisers can start collecting signatures. They have one year to collect 1 million signatures from at least a quarter of the EU countries online or on paper. If the initiative is successful, the organisers will present their initiative to the European Commission and the European Parliament. After that, the European Commission will inform the organisers what action it intends to take. You can find successful initiatives here.

Another way to have a say in the decision-making in the EU are the European elections. DonÔÇÖt forget to cast your vote this week between the 23rd and 26th of May. Sign in into tokratimvoting.eu ─Źe ┼żelite izvedeti ve─Ź.


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Napisal jih je Annemarie Menger ÔÇö Pripravnik na oddelku za usklajevanje terminologije Evropskega parlamenta (Luxembourg) in ┼ítudent magistrskega programa u─Źenja in komuniciranja v ve─Źjezi─Źnem in ve─Źkulturnem kontekstu na Univerzi v Luxembourgu. Magistrirala je v obliki prvega nem┼íkega dr┼żavnega izpita za osnovno┼íolsko izobra┼żevanje, diplome iz kulturnih temeljnih spretnosti in dodatne diplome iz globalnih sistemov in medkulturne kompetence na Univerzi v W├╝rzburgu.