The European Citizens' Initiative

The European Citizens' Initiative

The S&D Group was the driving force behind the European Citizens' Initiative, giving European citizens a new way to have a direct impact on the democratic process. It gives EU citizens the right to propose new laws, and if they can gather a million signatures they can call directly on the Commission to draft proposals for new laws – a big step forward for direct democracy, public participation and involvement in the European debate. We want to ensure that it becomes a powerful instrument to make EU legislation responsive to Europe's citizens.