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Petitioning the European Parliament

There are lots of ways to have your say

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There are several different ways you can highlight issues at a European level, and Petitions are one example of this! One of the fundamental rights of European citizens is that any citizen, acting individually or with others, can  exercise their right of petition to the European Parliament under Article 227 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

You can submit a petition to the European Parliament on a subject which comes within the European Union's fields of activity and which affects them directly. Any company, organisation or association with its headquarters in the European Union may also exercise this right of petition, which is guaranteed by the Treaty.

A petition may take the form of a complaint or a request and may relate to issues of public or private interest. The petition can present an individual request, a complaint or observation concerning the application of EU law or an appeal to the European Parliament to adopt a position on a specific matter.

These types of petitions give the European Parliament the opportunity to call attention to any infringement of a European citizen's rights by a Member State or local authorities or other institution.

Sending a petition

Your petition must:

  • bear your name, nationality and permanent address (in the case of a group petition, it must bear the name, nationality and permanent address of the presenter or, at least, the first signatory);
  • be signed.
  • Your petition may include attachments, including copies of any supporting documents you may have.

The petition should be sent to:

Chairman of the Petitions Committee

European Parliament


Start a petition now! 

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Published November 24th, 2015
Last updated February 19th, 2018
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