European Citizen's Initiatives
On the 23rd of June 2016 a minority of the UK public voted to strip us of our rights and freedoms as Europeans.  European Citizens' Initiatives can help us reclaim these and preserve them for the future for the UK and all EU Member States. 

What is a Citizen's Initiative?

The European Citizen Initiative is a mechanism of direct democracy which is enshrined in European Law.  Briefly, 1 million pan-European signatures are required to uphold a petition which can be presented for discussion by the European Parliament. If the subject of the petition is accepted by the Parliament, it will enact appropriate legislation.

​This is democracy European style!
 
Three important Citizens’ Initiatives have been registered by the European Commission.  If these petitions are successful they will transform the lives of those being used as bargaining chips and will give voice to the millions of UK citizens who voted to remain in the EU and have been sidelined by the government and the popular press. It will protect citizens in other European countries who may, in the future, find themselves in a similar situation.

​​ Retaining EU Citizenship

​Purpose: 

To uphold the right of all Union citizens to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States under objective conditions of freedom and dignity (Directive 2004/38/EC), and to safeguard citizens of the Union from use as bargaining chips in any negotiations under Article 50 TEU, requests the Commission submit a proposal to retain the rights of EU citizenship for all those who have already exercised their freedom of movement prior to the departure of a Member State leaving the Union, as well as for those nationals of the departing State who wish to retain their status as citizens of the Union.’
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​​​​More information - ​http://www.eucitizen2017.org/


Flock Brexit - EU Citizenship for Europeans 

  Purpose:

'Flock Brexit' aims to ensure that people continue to hold citizenship of the EU and enjoy the basic freedoms they have been entitled to throughout their lives if their government decides to leave the Union.

Article 20 TFEU states “Citizenship of the Union shall be additional to and not replace national citizenship.” The CJEU has also asserted that “Citizenship of the Union is intended to be the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States” and that Article 20 TFEU precludes national measures that deprive citizens of the Union of the genuine enjoyment of the substance of rights conferred by status as citizens of the Union. Thus, facing Brexit, citizenship and nationality must be separated.
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