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History and Provisional Timetable of the European Citizens' Initiative

European Citizens Initiative


13/12/07 - Lisbon Treaty signed including Article 11 Paragraph 4 on 'citizens [taking an] initiative [to] the European Commission'

31/03/10 - European Commission release the document 2010/0074 (COD)

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the citizens' initiative

22/06/10 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) working document released

14/07/10 - Committee on Petitions (PETI) working document released

01/09/10 - AFCO and PETI meeting to work on joint document

15/09/10 - 'Take the Initiative' hearing 15:00 European Parliament, Brussels, hosted by European United Left/Green Nordic Left.

September-October 2010 - Debates on draft of AFCO-PETI Report on the Proposed Regulation for a Citizens' Initiative

September-November 2010 - Negotiations with other EU bodies over Draft Regulation.

November 2010 - Votes in AFCO and PETI committees on Draft Regulation.

15th December 2010 - ECI passed in Plenary