In order to achieve this goal we need your creativity and help! Join us in developing new impulses for Europe and help us to prepare and organise the European Citizens’ Initiative.
THE CREDIT INITIATIVE IS ABOUT SECURING INTEREST-FREE CREDITS FOR ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES ORIENTED TO THE COMMON GOOD
WHAT THE EUROPEAN CREDIT INITIATIVE PROPOSES
Businesses and banks, as well as associative groupings of these, should be able to access a source of free finance in the form of interest-free credit as long as they commit to:
- permanently forgo profits,
- dedicate any surpluses that may arise to the common good and
- make the income of their co-workers subject to public law.
The ECI is addressed to the European Commission, which is obliged to consider the proposal if the signature threshold is reached i.e. if the initiative succeeds in collecting a minimum of 1 million statements of support in at least one-quarter of the member states of the European Union.
An ECI does not give us the possibility of deciding anything; however, it does allow us to become active as European citizens and to put an issue on the EU agenda. It allows us to take responsibility for our social circumstances.
That is why we are focussing our proposal on an addition to the statutes of the European system of central banks and of the ECB.
Become a gatherer now!
We need at least one million signatures for our ECI to be successful. The signature collection will begin after we have submitted our ECI and it has been authorised. We then have one year to collect all the signatures. We will start if a sufficiently large number of people want to help to make the initiative a success. You can become a collector now. Register your commitment here.
The Credit Initiative Brochure
We have designed an 8-page brochure to describe the project and to explain its ideas and origins.