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European Citizens' Initiative<\/h2>

A European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) allows citizens to participate in shaping EU policy by directly requesting the European Commission to propose a legal act. The citizens' initiative 'End the Cage Age<\/a>' was registered in September 2018. Coordinated<\/a> by Compassion in World Farming and supported by over 170 organisations, as well as by scientists and food companies, it collected nearly 1.4 million signatures and was officially submitted in October 2020. Members of the European Parliament debated the citizens’ initiative together with its organisers, Commissioners and representatives of other EU bodies during a public hearing<\/a> on 15 April. On 21 May 2021, a motion for a resolution<\/a> was adopted by the AGRI committee.<\/p>


The debate in plenary was scheduled on Thursday Juny 10 and in this plenary session the resolution was adopted<\/a> with 558 votes in favour to 37 against, and 85 abstentions. Main points of the resolution are that:<\/p>