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European Participation Initiatives for Citizens (EPIC)


EPIC was funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme and was implemented by the National Association of Citizen Advice Bureaux (NACAB, Romania) in partnership with the Civil College Foundation (CCF, Hungary) and ECAS.

The project aimed to enhance citizen’s ownership and the usage of their rights as European citizens by promoting and increasing knowledge on four EU-level tools of participation: European elections, petitioning to the European Parliament, filing complaints with the European Ombudsman, and European Citizen Initiatives (ECI).


September 2013 – February 2015

What Did ECAS Do?

  • Contributed to raising awareness on the implementation of  European Citizen Initiatives.
  • Organised a Brussels-based presentation of the analysis of the use of the four participating tools.
  • Carried out workshops on European citizenship in the framework of the summer school (Citizen Participation University) in Hungary from July 7-11 2014.
  • Organised a study visit to Brussels for Hungarian and Romanian civil society representatives.

Outcomes of the Project

  • Increased awareness and knowledge of ECIs through various events.
  • Publication: Active in Europe: Premises for a More Participatory European Civil Society
Contact :
Diana Coseano-
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