For 8 years, from 2012 to 2019, Cittadinanzattiva APS has managed a fixed column hosted by "L'Ambiente", a technical-scientific periodical of an environmental nature published on a bimonthly basis.
On behalf of Cittadinanzattiva APS, the column was edited by Tiziana Toto, current Head of Consumer Policies and former Head of the Environment & Energy Sector of the association, and by Mariano Votta, journalist and current Head of European Policies of Cittadinanzattiva, former representative of Italian consumer associations at the European Commission (2016-2019).
Food safety is a top priority for the European Commission. The central goal is to assure a high level of protection of human health through safe products by the food industry -Europe’s largest manufacturing and employment sector. The EU-funded FOODSAFETY4EU project will design, develop and release a multi-stakeholder platform for the future European Food Safety System (FSS). The platform aims at establishing a network of FSS actors at the national, European and international level. It will enable them to access resources and data efficiently, synchronise food safety research strategies, share and exchange scientific knowledge and contribute to transparent communication regarding the FSS. The FOODSAFETY4EU platform will maximise cooperation within the system and with the civil society boosting the co-creation of strategies and their translation into policies and funding programmes.
“SDGs for well-being and consumers’ protection”Launch event
PROGRAMME OF THE DIGITAL CONFERENCE
16 February 2021, 10:00 – 12:00
BUILDING A LOW-CARBON, CLIMATE RESILIENT FUTURE: SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY
In line with its commitment to energy policies at national and European level, Cittadinanzattiva is taking part to the NUDGE project, which started in September 2020.
Overall, the goal of the NUDGE project’s is to implement behavioural interventions for long-lasting energy efficiency behaviour changes, paving the way to the generalised use of such interventions as a worthy addition to policy making.
A smart energy system for consumers, consumers for a smart energy system
The European Sustainable Energy Weeks (EUSEW) is a series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. In this framework, Cittadinanzattiva Onlus/Active Citizenship Network has co-organised a session entitled “A smart energy system for consumers, consumers for a smart energy system” the 21 June at 14:00 in the Passage Room of the Residence Palace, Brussels.
A civic research-action promoted by Active Citizenship Network during 2014 with the aim to explore the relationship between mobility and access to healthcare in Italy. The focus is on road safety, disabled people and good practices.
239 articles were analyzed from January 2013 to August 2014 for a total of 180 reports.
A Final Report was presented during the European Mobility Week in the roundtable and the European webinar titled “Protecting Citizens' Rights: challenges and opportunities for EU passengers” organized by Active Citizenship Network in Rome on 16th September 2014.
The objective was to highlight the relevance of physical access to healthcare centers and, indirectly, to offer some insights for a proper implementation of the Cross-border healthcare Directive, to make sure that practical aspects related to the travel needs of the patients are not missed.
For Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network, this work represents a point of connection between two extremely relevant issues: right of mobility and right to receive care.
Click here to download the Report and the annex documents.
For further information:
The commitment of Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network in the field of cross-border care
(Update: December 2014)
In addition to Ministries and Authorities related with mobility and transport, at national level we can find supporters of the EU campaign “Your passenger rights at hand”. http://ec.europa.eu/transport/passenger-rights/en/33-partners.html and the following stakeholders:
- ASSTRA - Associazione Trasporti
- ANAV – Associazione Nazionale Autrotrasportio Viaggiatori
- Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile
- Mobilità Nuova
- Osservatorio Regionale Trasporti
- International Vilnius Airport
- Kaunas Airport
- LNF - Lietuvos neįgaliųjų forumas
- LINAVA - Lithuanian National Road Carriers Association
- REFER - Rede Ferroviária Nacional
- CP - Trains of Portugal
- ANAM-Madeira Airport
- PAVT – Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies and Tourism
- Turismo de Portugal
- ANTROP - Associaçao Nacional de Transportadores Rodoviários de Pesados de Passageiros
- ACAM-Auto mobilized citizens association
- DECO: The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection
- Club Metropolitan – Association for Metropolitan Mobility
- Oradea Transport Local
- RATB Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucuresti
- S.C. Tursib
- STP Alba Iulia
- Transregio Oradea
- UNTRR - National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania
- ARTRI - Asociatia Româna Pentru Transporturi Rutiere Internationale
- RAR - Registrul Auto Roman
- Federation of Consumers Associations
- Belgrade Municipality - Secretariat for Transport
- GSP City Transport Company Belgrade
- University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering
- University of Novi Sad – Traffic Engineering Department
- Consumer Centre Of Zemum Municipality
- Ministerstvo dopravy, výstavby a regionálneho rozvoja Slovenskej republiky
- Bratislava Airport
- Žilina Airport
- Poprad-Tatry Airport
- Košice Airport
- Piešťany Airport
- Sacka - Slovak Association Of Travel Agencies
- Cesmad Slovakia - Association des Transporteurs Internationaux Slovaques
- Presov Bicycle Group Kostitras
- ASTIC - Asociación del Transporte Internacional por Carretera
- DGT – Dirección General de Tráfico
- A.C.T.E. Asociación de Centros de Transporte de España
- Alstom Transporte
The project is realized with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
At European level
- The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
- The Directorate-General for the Environment
- Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament
- EMTA - European Metropolitan Transport Authorities. EMTA brings together the authorities responsible for public transport in the main European cities. It promotes the exchange of information and good practices in the field of public transport organisation, planning and funding.
- EPTO – European Passenger Transport Operators. EPTO is the association of the European Passenger Transport Operators, whose members are the 10 largest public transport companies in Europe.
- UITP - International Association of Public Transport. UITP is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector
- EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency
- EMSA - European Maritime Safety Agency
- ERA - European Railway Agency
- European Network for Accesible Tourism. www.accessibletourism.org
EMW - European Mobility Week
The European Mobility Week is the most widespread campaign on sustainable mobility in the world. It takes place every year from 16 to 22 September. The aim of the campaign is to encourage European local authorities to introduce and promote sustainable transport measures and to invite their citizens to try out alternatives to car use.
Since its introduction in 2002, the impact of European Mobility Week has steadily grown, both across Europe and around the world. In 2011, a record number of 2,268 cities participated, representing approximately 156 million citizens. A total of 6,821 permanent measures have been implemented, mainly focusing on infrastructure for cycling and walking, traffic calming, improving transport accessibility and raising awareness about sustainable travel behaviour.
Every year, European Mobility Week looks at a different topic related to sustainable mobility, the so-called focal theme. Local authorities are required to organise activities for their citizens based on this theme. They are also encouraged to launch and promote permanent measures that support the theme.
With the political and financial support of European Commission:
Directorate-General for the Environment
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
200, rue de la Loi
24-28, rue De Mot
European Mobility Week 2012 - 2013
European Mobility Week 2012 theme, “Moving in the right direction” focused on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning. The aim of these thematic guidelines was to provide local European Mobility Week coordinators with background information on this theme and with inspiration for suitable campaign activities.
European Mobility Week 2013 “Clean air – it’s your move!” aims to clean up our air, and by doing so, create a healthier, happier Europe.
The facts are clear - cleaner cities are healthier cities. Air free from impurities leads to a longer life by an average of eight months, and has been proven to reduce the likelihood of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues. Conversely, air laced with pollutants such as particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide increases the risk of lung diseases, including asthma, pneumonia, and lung cancer. And it’s not only human health that is affected - air pollution harms the environment, resulting in acidification, biodiversity loss, ozone depletion and climate change. Changing our transport habits can go a long way to stemming urban air pollution. This year’s European Mobility Week slogan, “Clean air – it’s your move!”, reflects the power that citizens have to clean up air quality through their mobility choices. It is a reminder that we all have a part to play, and that even small changes, such as commuting by bicycle rather than taking the car, opting for public transport, or choosing to walk, can enhance our quality of life.
European mobility week - National coordinators
Please contact the national coordinator responsible for the European Mobility Week.
European and International partners
The following organisations and associations that actively support the European Mobility Week campaign:
- AVERE - European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. www.avere.org
- CEMR - Council of European Municipalities and Regions. www.ccre.org
- CER - Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies. www.cer.be
- ECF - European Cyclists’ Federation. www.ecf.com
- EGWA - European Greenways Association
- ERTICO. ERTICO is the network of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services stakeholders in Europe
- ETSC - European Transport Safety Council
- ETUC - The European Trade Union Confederation
- European Schoolnet
- POLIS. Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative technologies and policies for a more sustainable mobility
- T&E - Transport & Environment
- TISA - Traveller Information Services Association
At International level
- UN-HABITAT - The United Nations Human Settlements Programme. UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
- AIE - International Energy Agency
- IFP – International Federation of Pedestrians
The project is realized with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
Data and recommendations presented in the following documents are the result of the project "Mobility, a paradigm of European citizenship” which focuses on mobility as a way of living in Europe, namely as a tool to reduce barriers, promote identity and belonging to the same continent, uniform standards of service delivery and harmonize Community legislations. Mobility has been regarded as a real paradigm of European citizenship.
The conference on mobility and passenger rights realized on December 18th 2013 at European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels was the occasion for a constructive dialogue among citizens, civic and consumer organization, institutions at EU and National level, public and private companies. The starting point were data and recommendations emerged from the civic process of participation and consultation made all over the 2013 in 8 Countries within the EU project “Mobility, a paradigm of European Citizenship”.
- The commitment of Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network for the European Mobility Week. Active Citizenship Network is an associated partner of the European Mobility Week
- Mobility, a paradigm of European citizenship
- Mobilidade, um paradigma de cidadania europeia
- Mobilumas - Europinės pilietybės paradigma
- Mobilnost: paradigma evropskog građanstva
- Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products revolution & the respect of the patients’ right to access to care: a call to action
- Community PRO (Participation Resilience Organizing)
- Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): a global health threat. What to know to better address it at the local level
- ENGAGE – Engage Society for Risk Awareness and Resilience
- “Towards the next Council conclusions: which role of adult vaccination?”
- European Pillar of Social Rights & the commitment of Cittadinanzattiva
- ATMPs revolution: empowering leaders of EU civic and patients’ advocacy groups
- European Pillar of Social Rights & chronic pain
- EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY 2022
- European Pillar of Social Rights & COVID-19 emergency
- European Pillar of Social Rights & childcare and support for minors
- The role of the European Pillar of Social Rights ambassadors
- AMR Patient Alliance – developing educational repository for patient and caregiver awareness of drug resistant infections
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