Establishing citizens' initiatives Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
A citizens' initiative is a community set up on a specific occasion. Its aim is to influence public opinion and thereby exert political pressure to implement or prevent a particular public measure (e.g. the construction of a bypass). Participation in a citizens' initiative is one of a number of different opportunities for participation in the context of citizen participation. Citizens' initiatives are usually formed at the municipal level. Their classical fields of activity can be thematically Living Environment and Culture (including schools and kindergartens) Traffic to be classified. The demands of the citizens' initiatives are addressed to the local councils, county councils or local governments.
Other possibilities for the enforcement of interests at local level are listed under citizen participation.
To create a citizens' initiative, organize a founding meeting and address your concerns with other stakeholders. Write a founding protocol with the objectives and tasks of the citizens' initiative and communicate this to local media in order to publicise the citizens' initiative. Note: A citizens' initiative does not require a specific legal form and therefore does not need to be officially notified. In order to become legally eligible, it is advisable to register the citizens' initiative in the register of associations.
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