On April 1st, the European Citizens Initiative comes into effect.
The European Citizens' Initiative regulation, which takes effect on 1 April, empowers European Union (EU) citizens to work together across borders to play a direct part in shaping democratic decisions. It is the world's only transnational tool of direct democracy.
Committees of at least seven citizens living in at least seven EU Member States who can gather at least one million signatures in support of an idea will be able to ask the European Commission to propose legislation to enact it, provided that the idea falls within the Commission's sphere of competence and is consistent with the EU's fundamental values.
The link below answers some of the more common questions as well as on how the ECI will work.