Invitation: European Citizens’ Initiative Information Seminar

Invitation: European Citizens’ Initiative Information Seminar

Date & Time
Monday 5 March 2012, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Registration and light refreshments from 10.30am

Bedford Hall, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Please note the changed time for this event

In advance of the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) in April 2012, this EM Ireland information seminar will outline how you & your organisation can make your voices heard in Brussels & be brought closer to the EU decision-making process.

EM Ireland Vice-Chair, Senator Jillian Van Turnhout, & President of EM Latvia & Member of the Group III of the European Economic & Social Committee, Mr Andris Gobiņš, will brief participants on the ECI & what it will mean in Ireland.

Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD, will also address participants at this event regarding the upcoming ECI tool & the opportunity it presents for Irish citizens to engage with legislation formation at a European level.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Note: The Citizens’ Initiative will take effect on 1 April 2012.  One million EU citizens from at least seven countries will be able to call on the European Commission to make laws on matters covered by the EU Treaties, for example the environment, agriculture, transport or public health.  Organisers will have one year to gather one million signatures from at least seven EU countries, including a minimum threshold from each country.

Please note that space for this event is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information on this event, please contact the EM Ireland team. 

Please RSVP by Friday 2 March to confirm your attendance:  T: 01 662 5815   E: info(at) 

Download a PDF version of this invitation here.

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