The self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Stop TTIP collected signatures from 7 October 2014 to 6 October 2015. (We now continue signature collection under a different name because we still see a need to show how many people oppose the trade deals; however, according to EU rules an ECI has only one year to gather signatures, which is why we now simply call our signature collection “European Initiative”. Also see blog post.)
Final result: 3,284,289
If we formed a human chain with everybody that signed the ECI, this human chain would be 4895 km long, enough for example to connect Gibraltar with the Arctic circle in the North of Finland or from Cyprus to the most Northern point on the Scottish mainland.
Number of supporting organisations at time of ECI close: 515 from 28 EU Member States
Results in the various EU Member States:
|Total||Country quorum*||% of quorum achieved||Signatures still required to reach quorum|
* What is a “country quorum”? For an ECI to be successful, a minimum amount of signatures (“country quorum”) has to be gathered in at least seven EU Member States. The EU defines this minimum number of signatures in the ECI rules according to the number of Members a country has in the European Parliament (which is an approximation to the size of its population).