The goal of the project DONAUHANSE is to establish a network of cities, which provides sound solutions to similar problems with the greatest possible benefit for all participating cities and regions along the Danube.

European Citizens’ Initiative „Right2Water“: One million citizens have already signed the initiative

16.04.2013 | 

According to its organizers, the European Citizens’ Initiative „Right2Water“ has collected more than 1 million signatures within six months in at least seven member states of the EU, (1.245.426 signatures on March 11, 2013). This would mean that they have collected the required number of signatures, which are necessary for the European Commission to examine the initiative and decide how to act on it.

The organizers have decided to continue the collection of signatures until September and want to collect at least two million signatures for their initiative.

„Water is a public good, not a commodity. We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to ensure and to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation.“

European Commission press release IP/13/107