What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizens’ Initiative? The Role of Benefits, Values and Efficacy
A presentation by Sergiu Gherghina of the Department of Politics at the University of Glasgow
The Europa Research group is pleased to be holding its first seminar of the academic year on the Tuesday the 26 September 2017, 16:00-17:00
“What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizens’ Initiative? The Role of Benefits, Values and Efficacy”
Dr. Sergiu Gherghina, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow
Tuesday 26 September 2017 * 16:00-17:00
Practice Suite, 1st floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a new European Union (EU) 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 paper fills a gap in the literature by examining 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 that is tested with recent Eurobarometer data. Results indicate that personal benefits of EU integration drive the intention to use the ECI. Internal efficacy, further, emerges a strong predictor of potential use.
The event is open to all. For Further information about the seminar details, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
The Europa Research Group Seminar series is supported by the Edinburgh Europa Institute