18 Jan 2021
With the endorsement week for three petitions (Volksbegehren) from 18 to 25 January having just started in Austria, we would like to draw your attention to the chance to commit active citizenship!
Austrian citizens who are 16 or older can sign these petitions either online via oesterreich.gv.at (requiring a phone signature or citizen card) or in any municipality, regardless of their place of residence.
If they receive 100 000 signatures, the petitions in question („Tierschutzvolksbegehren – Animal Welfare Petition“, „Für Impf-Freiheit – For Vaccination Freedom“, „Ethik für Alle – Ethics for all“) will be handed to the National Assembly, where they will be the subject of a plenary debate.
Currently, there are also twelve* petitions in the support phase – if they receive 8 401 statements of support, they will also get an endorsement week.
For further information, we compiled a Drive folder with relevant information in German and English – make sure to check it out and make your voice heard next week!
*Three new petitions started their support phase on the day of publication, which is why they are not yet mentioned in our information material.