Association for the European Citizens' Initiative e.V.

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.6 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

3

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Association for the European Citizens' Initiative e.V.   (ECI e.V.)

    EU Transparency Register

    299290727346-64 First registered on 31 May 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Our organization has its origins in the Constitutional Convention on the Future of Europe (2002/03) in which we successfully campaigned for the legal introduction of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) – the world’s first and only tool of transnational, participatory and digital democracy. Today we work on the successful introduction of the ECI. We closely monitor ECI implementation and support individual ECIs with online collection software, campaigning, fundraising and legal advice. In particular, we provide the only independent ECI Help Desk. We consist of former and ongoing ECI organizers, IT-coders and EU-lawyers who provide their expertise for the sake of democratic development in the EU. As of 2016 the organisation works for the combination of the ECI with other democratic innovations such as sortition (randomly selcted citizens' panels).

    Main EU files targeted

    Legal ECI revision process. We are working for the successful introduction and implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative right and thus strive for a new successful revision process of the ECI regulation to make the ECI more user-friendly and impactful.

    Address

    Head Office
    Association for the European Citizens' Initiative e.V. c/o Carsten Berg
    Freiburg 79100
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Association for the European Citizens' Initiative e.V. c/o Carsten Berg
    Freiburg 79100
    GERMANY

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%1
    10%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.6

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 15 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Xavier DUTOIT 17 May 2018 17 May 2019
    Mr Maarten de Groot 20 Nov 2017 17 Nov 2018

    Complementary Information

    Currently our work is spread and based on volontary work and one regularly paid position.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    https://civic-forum.eu/
    http://democracy-international.org/
    https://democracyrd.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    51,238€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution SALVIA Foundation 50,000€
    Grant EU Project Leadership For Transition 3.0 Erasmus Plus 1,238€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    See an ECI that Works!
    http://citizens-initiative.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Berg_2014_Berg_Thomson_An_ECI_That_Works.pdf

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 20 Nov 2023 Location videoconference call
      Subject End of Cage European Citizens initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Zuzana Dorazilova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2023 Location videoconference call
      Subject Reform of the European Citizens' Initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Zuzana Dorazilova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Aug 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Revision of the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
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