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EU Parliament preparing for ECI Revision
In view of the upcoming review of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) the European Parliament - the only instrument giving citizens direct means to set the EU’s political agenda - is inviting experts and practitioners to a public hearing on the implementation of the ECI. The hearing will take place in Brussels on 26 February 2015, and hopes to gather insights and expertise for the EU Parliament’s report on how to improve the ECI regulation. Democracy International has prepared recommendations on how to improve the ECI's accessibility and efficiency.