Our petitions work

In the petitions committee, our MEPs work to bring the EU institutions closer to its citizens. We want to ensure that their voice is heard in Brussels and that their concerns are dealt with directly.

We support the European Citizens' Initiative as a way of making it easier for people to change direction of EU policy.

Our achievements

In July 2018, our MEPS helped to change the rules of procedure of the European Parliament to allow citizens to directly influence the debates that take place in the Parliament. Following the public hearing of a successful citizens' initiative in the European Parliament, in which the organisers have the opportunity to present their initiative, the whole House should hold a plenary debate, including, if appropriate, passing a resolution on the concerns of the citizens' initiative.

MEPs involved

MAESTRE MARTÍN DE ALMAGRO Cristina

Vice-chair
Spain

AGIUS SALIBA Alex

Coordinator
Malta

AMERIKS Andris

Member
Latvia

SANT Alfred

Member
Malta

SMERIGLIO Massimiliano

Member
Italy

TERHEȘ Cristian

Member
Romania

MIKSER Sven

Substitute
Estonia

RUIZ DEVESA Domènec

Substitute
Spain

BENEA Adrian-Dragoș

Substitute
Romania

GUILLAUME Sylvie

Substitute
France

See our latest actions

Audiovisual

S&D stands with EU Citizens known as "Accidental Americans"

Press release

European citizens' lives severely disrupted and rights under threat as a result of US tax law

Press release

EU member states must ensure that no citizen is excluded from voting