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A new right for democracy and development in Europe, the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), Giampiero Bordino (ed.)

This volume analyses the problems and instruments of European citizens' political participation and focuses in particular on the ±European Citizens' Initiative» (ECI) right. Introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, the ECI enables European citizens to propose legislative measures to the Commission by collecting one million signatures in at least seven EU countries. The European federalists were the first to initiate one of the most important applications of this instrument with their proposal for a ±European Special Plan for Sustainable Development», aimed at addressing the ongoing serious economic and social crisis. 0The essays collected in this volume by authors from different disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities offer reflections on citizenship rights and themes relating to the European crisis, as well as on the necessary steps to revive development in Europe. The informative and functional documentation proposed in the Appendix constitutes a user manual for the potential and concrete application of this new right by European citizens and their various associations
Table Of Contents
Citizenship and Participatory Democracy in Europe. The European Citizens’ Initiative Right / Giampiero Bordino -- The Right for European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) and Participatory Democracy in the European Union: A New Post-National Practice? / Giuseppe Allegri -- Direct Democracy: Driving Force for a New Political Federal Culture? / Elisabeth Alber -- The European Citizens’ Initiative. A New Era for Democratic Politics in the EU / Emmanuel Sigalas -- The European Citizens’ Initiative: A Great Responsibility for Federalists / Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann -- The European People for a Europe 2.0 / Nicola Vallinoto -- Refocusing Europe on Growth and Employment. The Citizens’ Initiative for an Extraordinary European Plan / Paolo Ponzano -- The European Citizens’ Initiative for a European Special Plan for Sustainable Development / Giampiero Bordino -- A European Development Plan to Emerge from the Crisis / Alberto Majocchi -- For a European Sustainable Development Plan / Alfonso Iozzo -- Desirable Effects of a European Plan for Sustainable Development / Simone Vannuccini -- A Citizens Initiative for a European Green New Deal / Francesca Lacaita and Nicola Vallinoto -- European Citizens’ Initiative -- Federal Union Now! -- The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) -- Procedural Guidelines / Laura Roscio
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
128 p. :, ill. ;, 22 cm

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