Merry Christmas and a Happy, Water Just New Year!

(20 December 2013) Until today we have received 25 certificates from authorities in Member States that verified our signatures, confirming that we achieved a number of 1.659.692 valid signatures. We have informed the European Commission about this. In January we will hand in these certificates to Commissioner Sefkovic as first successful European Citizens’ Initiative.

We expect to have a hearing in the European Parliament in February, where we can explain our demands, and to get a response from the Commission in March. This means we are looking forward to World Water Day: 22 March 2014. Hopefully the European Commission will use this date to announce that the European Union will implement the human right to water and sanitation in EU-legislation.

We also hope that the EU will take many of our suggested steps to realize the human right to water and sanitation for all inhabitants in Europe and to make this right a reality for many, many more people around the world!

Merry Christmas and a happy, water just 2014!