When to submit a petition
You can ask the European Parliament to look into an issue that affects you, or complain about how an EU law is being applied. This is called a petition.
The European Parliament will look into the issue and will write back to you with its findings.
Who can start a petition?
- any EU citizen
- anyone living in an EU country
- any company, organisation or association with its headquarters in an EU country
Your petition must concern one of the EU’s policy areas.
You can submit your petition individually, or as a group. There is no minimum number of signatures.
How to create or sign a petition
Before you start a petition, check your issue isn’t already covered by an existing petition.
You can create a petition in 2 ways:
Register on the petitions portal and follow the instructions.
2. By post
You can also send your petition by post. There is no form to fill in – but you must include your:
Send your petition to:
Chair of the Petitions Committee
Postal address: European Parliament, 1047 Brussels, Belgium