What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizens’ Initiative?

Date: 26th Sep 2017

Time: 16:00-17:00

Organiser: Europa Research Group

Location: Chrystal Macmillan Building (Practice Suite)


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The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizen's Initiative?
The Role of Benefits, Values and Efficacy

Dr Sergiu Gherghina
Lecturer in Comparative Politics
The University of Glasgow

Tuesday 26 September 2017
4pm to 5pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building
1st Floor Practice Suite

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a new instrument that aspires to encourage citizens to participate in EU policy-making. Although scholarly interest in this new instrument is vivid, only isolated studies have examined the factors that shape the intention to use it. This presentation examines how personal benefits, value-based assessments of the EU, perceptions of EU responsiveness and internal political efficacy may trigger potential use of the ECI. It develops a model with recent Eurobarometer data, the results of which indicate that personal benefits of European integration drive the intention to use the ECI. Internal efficacy, further, emerges a strong predictor of potential use.

Adrian Favero | Discussant
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

Cleo Davies | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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