TITLE

Creionarea politicilor europene la îndemâna cetăţenilor statelor membre. Iniţiativa cetăţenească europeană

AUTHOR(S)
DOGARU, Tatiana-Camelia
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Revista Româna de Drept European;2013 Supplement, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Based on, democracy and human rights, the European Union has become one of the most important factors of change in terms of governance and policy-making. This year (2013), the "heart of the European Union", European Union citizenship is the core of the academic debates. European Commission designated 2013, European Year of Citizens to mark 20 years after the introduction of EU Citizenship by the Treaty of Maastricht. EU citizenship is a dynamic concept, strengthened by the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, which complements the set of citizenship rights by introducing a new right, the citizens' initiative. Since 2012, due to EU citizenship, citizens of Member States have the right to participate directly in the development of European Union law and policies. According to scholars, this new tool for participatory democracy is without precedent at transnational level. This paper aims to highlight the success or failure of this instrument, after a year from its launch. The attention is focused on: (1) exploring the conceptual dimension of EU citizenship and European Citizens' Initiative; (2) identifying the areas and issues, with the most interest for starting an initiative; (3) designing a short report outlining the number of initiatives belonging to European citizens and the number of initiatives of other actors involved in decision-making at EU level. From a methodological standpoint, the paper relies on systematic and comprehensive search of the literature and interpretation of the data provided by both European Commission reports on European citizenship (2010, 2013) and site created for European Citizens' Initiative.
ACCESSION #
91681931

 

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