Subject-matter:

F2020 wants to enhance EU exchange programmes – like Erasmus or the European Voluntary Service (EVS) – in order to contribute to a united Europe based on solidarity among citizens.

Main objectives:

F2020 suggests three measures to increase mobility: 

1) The Commission shall use existing EU funds more consistently to encourage mobility. Also, it shall promote more funds for exchange programmes in the future. Eventually, 10 percent of the EU budget shall be used on these programmes. 

2) Increased efforts shall be made for participants to develop intercultural skills, e.g. by offering language classes and classes about the host country's traditions, history, society etc. 

3) Progress in the field of mobility shall be better monitored e.g. through Eurostat or Eurobarometer surveys.


 
 
Subject-matter:


We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all

Main objectives:

The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. We urge that: 

1. The EU institutions and Member States be obliged to ensure that all inhabitants enjoy the right to water and sanitation. 

2. Water supply and management of water resources not be subject to ‘internal market rules’ and that water services are excluded from liberalisation. 

3. The EU increases its efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.

Representative: 

Anne-Marie PERRET - president@epsu.org

Substitute: 

Jan Willem GOUDRIAAN - water@epsu.org

Link:  http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/ongoing/details/2012/000003


 

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01/03/2013

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Subject-matter:

Juridical protection of the dignity, the right to life and of the integrity of every human being from conception in the areas of EU competence in which such protection is of particular importance

Main objectives:

The human embryo deserves respect to its dignity and integrity. This is enounced by the ECJ in the Brüstle case, which defines the human embryo as the beginning of the development of the human being. To ensure consistency in areas of its competence where the life of the human embryo is at stake, the EU should establish a ban and end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, in particular in the areas of research, development aid and public health.



 
 
Subject-matter:

Proposing an European legislative framework aimed at phasing out animal experiments.


Main objectives:

Considering clear ethical objections to animal experiments and solid scientific principles that invalidate the “animal model” for predicting human response, we urge the European Commission to abrogate directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and to present a new proposal that does away with animal experimentation and instead makes compulsory the use - in biomedical and toxicological research - of data directly relevant for the human species



 
 
Subject-matter:

Europe’s future depends on Education, how to educate citizens, how they learn. Common education goals reflecting EU basic values should be at the heart of a solution to today’s challenges

Main objectives:

Establish a multi-stakeholder discussion/collaboration platform where parents, teachers, students, social partners, educators and decision-makers will propose, debate and formulate a European policy for a quality, pluralistic and EU 2020-oriented educational model at primary and secondary level for all Europeans. 

Establish a roadmap to implement the above educational model, possibly culminating in a European Baccalaureate, for the benefit of future generations, as foreseen by the Lisbon Treaty.


 
 
Subject-matter:

To propose to the European Commission framework principles to ensure responsible management and treatment of waste by all Member States of the European Union.

Main objective:
This initiative aims to provide the European Commission with a directive applicable in all Member States. Seven principles form the basis of this Directive: 
  • Strengthening the sorting of household waste; ban over-packaging, the obligation to use recyclable packaging; 
  • banning waste incinerator, and finally the requirement for management and treatment of waste, and technology sectors without environmental impact and health.

Representative: 

DRILLON GAËL ; JOSÉ ; DANIEL gaeldrillon@gmail.com

Substitute: Sylvie ; Nelly ; Mariette DAUBRESSE - daubressesyl@hotmail.com


Link: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/ongoing/details/2012/000009

 
 
Subject-matter:

Suspend the 2009 EU Climate & Energy Package (excluding energy efficiency clauses) and further climate regulations until a climate agreement is signed by major CO2 emitters - China, USA, and India.

Main objectives:

1. To stop EU climate policy wasting hundreds of billions of euros on ineffective unilateral action on the climate at a time of economic crisis. 

2. To stop carbon leakage - export of jobs and businesses to developing countries without climate legislation. 

3. To make fuel and energy cheaper, increase employment and reduce fuel poverty. This will increase social cohesion and reduce social exclusion. 

4. To increase energy security by allowing member states to use their own natural energy resources.


 
 
Subject-matter:

We want to enable all European Citizens to participate in the European politics. Therefore we have to provide a low barrier tool which works instantly and without technical expertise.

Main objectives:

Provide an Online Europeean Initiatives Platform where you can register new initiatives and collect signatures. Show an overview of all initiatives which can be broken down by topic, country and popularity. Allow originators of an initiative to get in contact with their supporters and allow all citizens to discuss and argure initatives. Show transparrently at which state each of the initatives are and who is in charge of the next step until a final deciscion has been made.


 
 
Subject-matter:

Protecting media pluralism through partial harmonisation of national rules on media ownership and transparency, conflicts of interest with political office and independence of media supervisory bodies

Main objectives:

We demand amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (or the endorsement of a new Directive) aiming at introducing harmonised rules with regard to the protection of media pluralism as necessary step towards the correct functioning of the internal market. Such legislation, in accordance with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, will also meet the public interest objective of maintaining a pluralist democratic debate through free exchange of ideas and information in the European Union

Representative: 

Ségolène PRUVOT - info@mediainitiative.eu


Substitute: Cayetana DE ZULUETA -  italia@mediainitiative.eu

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/ongoing/details/2012/000013 


 
 
Subject-matter:

We suggest a 30km/h (20mph) EU-wide default speed limit for urban/residential areas. Local authorities may set other speed limits if they can show how environmental and safety needs of the most vulnerable road users are met.

Main objectives:

The EU has clear road safety and environmental goals but these are not yet met. A 30km/h (20mph) standard speed limit would help to implement them more efficiently as it has proven successful in reducing injuries and fatalities, noise, air pollution and CO2 emissions, and improving the traffic flow. People can travel with less fear. Environmentally friendlier modes become more attractive. To meet the subsidiarity principle, the local authorities must have the final decision to set other speed limits on their roads and implement equivalent alternatives to meet the goals