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Water: a Common Good!
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Action 1 - Amendments to the European Water Framework Directive
Action 1 – Amendments to the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
The starting point
The European Citizen's Initiative (ECI) "Water for citizens'. The right to water, heritage of the mankind, is not for sale!", carried by an European associative platform, aim to propose amendements of the Water Framework Directive of 2000 of the European Union in order to stop the financialization and the merchandization of water facilitated by the WFD, thus the privatization of water services and policies. This ECI aim at promoting social justice in front of the right to water and the collective responsabilty of citizens in regard to the « res publica » and the common goods.
Through this Initiative, we wish to mobilise citizens who aren't specifically actives on water subjects. That's the reason why we are actually working within a platform whose members come from different backgrounds, such as alternative and public finance mouvements, trade union, mouvements against poverty and for the right to life, educational workers, churches and non-religious mouvements, pacifists, development cooperation, public enterprises... Our will is to bring together all this mouvements.
We would like to submit the registration of our ECI to the European Commission between September 2012 et January 2013, in order to take cognizance of the "Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's water" and to react against it with our ECI.
Which practical action?
We plan to use the "European Citizens' Initiative", a new form of participation in EU policymaking introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. It enables European citizens, at least one million, nationals of a significant number of Member States (7), to call directly the Commission to submit proposals on matters within the areas of EU competence. In this case, we will ask it to propose the mentioned amendments to the WFD. If you want more informations about the ICEs, you can surf on the website of the European Commission or read this guide elaborate by the EESC.
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