Signature Gathering – First Milestones Achieved
on Dec 23, 2012
Good news! Firstly, the software problems are fixed and citizens can now sign in 12 different languages.
And secondly, citizens from all member states of the EU have already signed our initiative. The first hurdle of the EU law on European Citizens´ Initiatives (ECI) has been cleared.
For a successful ECI, at least three requirements of signature gathering must be fulfilled:
1) Signatures (officially known as “statements of support”) must come from at least 7 countries. This hurdle was easily achieved some days ago. We are now facing the more difficult challenges number two and three:
2) A minimum number of signatories in at least 7 member states must be gained. The quora differs from country to country. The highest quorum is in Germany (74 250 signatures), the lowest in Cyprus. Luxembourg and Malta (4,500 signatures). We are excitedly anticipating and guessing which country will be the first to meet the quorum?
3) At least one million valid signatures within one year. This is a real challenge.
Therefore, sign up today and tell all your family, friends and colleagues to do so too.