We are pleased to announce that the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Forum is up and running! The ECI Forum is a pilot project, an online collaborative platform operated by a consortium of three organisations – European Service Network (ESN), ECAS and CARSA – on behalf of and under contract with the European Commission.
The purpose of the Forum is to provide advice and information to organisers before, during and after the process of launching and implementing an initiative. The Forum allows citizens to learn more about the ECI through best practices and enables them to discuss EU policies and ECI proposals, find partners in other countries, ask for legal, campaigning and fundraising advice from experts, and exchange experiences. The objective is to foster interaction between (potential) organisers, citizens and experts on the topic of the ECI.
Through the different sections of the Forum, citizens will:
- LEARN more about the ECI through Guidance material and webinars;
- DISCUSS about the ECI and their ideas for initiatives;
- CONNECT with other citizens interested in the same EU topics and initiatives;
- SEEK ADVICE by submitting enquires and receiving tailor-made legal, campaigning and fundraising advice;
Test out the platform here!