Allows “EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies”
At its core, the EU Citizens' Initiative is a means for citizens to propose European legislation. According to the platform’s website, “The European citizens' initiative allows one million EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies, by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal.” On this site, citizens can view successful initiatives, join current initiatives, or launch their own. To be considered by the EC, an initiative has to have at least one million signatures from EU citizens from at least seven different member states. Once an initiative reaches these thresholds, it will be examined by the European Commission within three months.