A European citizens' initiative is an invitation to the European Commission to propose legislation on matters where the EU has competence to legislate. A citizens' initiative has to be backed by at least one million EU citizens, coming from at least 7 out of the 28 member states. A minimum number of signatories is required in each of those 7 member states.
The Electoral Commission has formed part of the Group of Experts providing input during meetings of the same group in Brussels since the inception of the European Citizens' Initiative in April 2012.
For more information on the workings of this initiative click here.
Internet Portal of the European Commission on the ECI: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative