If you’re interested in things like European Citizens’ Initiatives (like the Parliamentary e-petitions but for the EU), how to complain about EU activity, and how to access European documents, the EU Citizen’s House initiative is for you. Set up by a civil society network based in Brussels, it’s a new site that gives you direct action to lots of citizen-action information.

It’s not perfect, but a good start. My main complaint at this stage of development is that it’s rather Eurojargony – “initiate action” rather than “do something” is a typical example, and I’m not interested in the legal basis of particular actions, just what I can actually do.

Such quibbles aside, it’s much easier than getting information out of Europa.eu. Although mining diamonds with a plastic fork is also easier than getting information out of Europa.eu.


Written by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.