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Strengthening the role and impact of petitions as an instrument of participatory democracy - Lessons learnt from a citizensā€™ perspective 10 years after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty

29 October 2021


This study, commissioned by the European Parliamentā€™s Policy Department for Citizensā€™ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, evaluates the state of play of the right of petition ten years after the inclusion of the principle of participatory democracy in the EU treaties. After contextualising the right of petition within the broader EU participatory infrastructure, its ultimate objective is to provide a set of recommendations aimed at unleashing its democratic potential while overcoming its major structural limitations.



eu democracy institutional and parliamentary law petitions to the european parliament