In the framework of the project Increasing consciousness and access to treatment, reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases across Europe ACN co-builted ( with the associations involved in the project) an European and national awareness campaign on proper lifestyles and on the prevention of the risks linked to cardiovascular disorders. It was decided to avoid threat/fear messages and the use of a dramatic style but to put at the heart of this campaign the feelings of hope, happiness and personal empowerment to inspire and motivate the audience.
In recent months, it hasn’t always been easy to see a doctor. And now, as life slowly gets back to something like normal, it can be difficult to pick up where you left off. Staying in control of our lives can be a daily struggle—especially this year, and especially for those who live with a chronic condition. It’s time for a change. It’s time to work together to take back control. It’s time to focus on our health again.
In the framework of the project EU PAGs & citizens together in the fight against stroke, Active Citizenship Network has launched in Nov, 2021 "Knowing your patients' rights and come back to cure”, an EU social media awareness campaign designed as a follow up of the EU training webinar "Stroke prevention & Life after stroke, during the Pandemic", which took place on October 29, 2021 in occasion of the “World Stroke Day”. The campaign was realized thanks to a collection of statements & pictures of the leaders of Patients Advocacy Groups (PAGs) and civic organizations engaged in the training and focused on the positive, emotional values of stroke prevention to send clear messages on the topic directly from citizens to citizens.
The initiative – launced in Nov. 2021 - has been developed by Active Citizenship Network in the framework of the EU project "Protecting the value of vaccination during - and after - the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe: impact, experiences and perspectives from citizens’ and patients’ advocacy groups & relevant stakeholders", to support the COVID-19 vaccination environment while enhancing the uptake of routine immunisation.
Parliament realized on November 2017 to raise awareness on patient’s requirements and preferences from the healthcare agenda. The initiative was promoted by Medicines for Europe and supported by civic & patients partner association, such as European Federation of Neurological Associations, European Huntington Association and Active Citizenship Network.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the European Patients’ Rights Day, Active Citizenship Network has decided to organize a widespread campaign in 2016 in cooperation with some of the national patient associations involved in its network.
Patients want to access cross-border health services when treatment is not available in their home country, when it is managed better elsewhere, or, as in the case of many border areas, when the nearest available care is in another Member State. Currently, cross-border healthcare accounts for approximately 1% of the overall EU public health spending – around €10 billion per year.
As Board Member of PAE, Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network supported along the 2016 the Written Declaration and the communication campaign on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions. The initiative was promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) with the aim to encourage research into and access to innovative treatments, promote prevention and self-management approaches, decrease stigma and work together to improve quality of life for people living with these disabling conditions. Read more.
“Fight the Fakes”. In the second half of 2014, Cittadinanzattiva and its EU network, Active Citizenship Network, joined as Partner of Fight the Fakes, with a view to mobilising and supporting citizen organisations in the fight against dangerous fake medicines and working together to ensure patient safety.
“Five rights to know” is the title of the informative campaign which In Italy the Antitrust- Competition And Market Authority - have launched in 2014 for the protection of the consumers after the reception of the European Directive "Consumer Rights". Read more and watch the video
As member of the Italian Committee promoter of the “Campagna005”, Cittadinanzattiva also promoted along 2014 the introduction of a tax on financial transactions (TTF) on each buying and selling of financial instruments. This tax was thought to discourage the opportunistic behaviors of the financial speculators who want to make money out of purchases and sales, doing thousands of operations in the same day and earning out of little prices fluctuations.