vaPT Evolutionary Objectives for the European Citizens' Initiative
Information structures analyzed with the vaPT Cognitive Function Analysis:
European Citizens’ Initiative [Web Site]
Aim of the project: to improve the functioning of The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI).
Macrostructure: "vaPT Evolutionary Objectives for the European Citizens' Initiative"
Simplifying the procedures for submitting a citizens' initiative to make it more accessible to citizens.
Improving the functioning of the ECI to make it a more effective instrument of participatory democracy.
Encouraging greater engagement from citizens in the ECI process by promoting awareness of the initiative and its benefits.
Strengthening the relationship between the ECI and other democratic institutions, such as the European Parliament, to better align the initiative with the overall democratic goals of the EU.
Project Name: "Enhancing the European citizens' Initiative for Effective Participatory Democracy"
Project Description: The project aims to improve the functioning of the European citizens' Initiative (ECI) by simplifying its procedures, promoting citizen engagement, and aligning it with the overall democratic goals of the EU. The project will be implemented in several phases, with each phase building upon the previous one to achieve the overall goals of the project.
Awareness and Engagement: This phase will focus on increasing public awareness of the ECI and its benefits through various communication and outreach efforts. The goal is to encourage greater citizen engagement in the initiative.
Procedure Simplification: This phase will focus on simplifying the procedures for submitting a citizens' initiative. This will involve streamlining the verification process, making it easier for citizens to participate in the initiative.
Alignment with Democratic Institutions: This phase will focus on aligning the ECI with other democratic institutions, such as the European Parliament, to better align the initiative with the overall democratic goals of the EU.
Evaluation and Refinement: In this phase, the impact and effectiveness of the previous phases will be evaluated, and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure that the ECI continues to be an effective instrument of participatory democracy in the EU.