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28.06.2011 23:22 Age: 6 yrs

ECI workshop at the Green Summer University

The Green European Foundation (GEF) and the Polish Zielony Instytut organise a workshop on the European Citizens' Initiative at the Greens/EFA European Summer University, on Saturday, September 10th 2011.


The Green European Foundation (GEF) and the Polish Zielony Instytut organise a workshop on the European Citizens' Initiative at the Greens/EFA European Summer University, on Saturday, September 10th 2011.

GEF realised a manual on the ECI that details on a 10 step approach to a successful initiative, available for download on the foundation's website here.
The workshop will follow the 10 step approach of the manual and will provide expertise on various aspects:

- the concept of the European Citizens’ Initiative and main difficulties in implementing an ECI
- various European models of citizens’ participation and their potential impact on the success of the ECI
- hands-on experiences with the main challenges posed by the ECI: collecting 1 million signatures across Europe; reaching various cultural backgrounds; policy formulation etc.


To this end, experts from various fields have been invited to participate. Among them are Bruno Kaufmann, President of the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe, as well as author of the GEF's manual on the ECI, and Przemyslaw Sadura, journalist and assistant professor at the Warsaw Institute of Sociology.

You can register for the workshop here.


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