In Italy the contributions of Cittadinanzattiva–Tribunal for patients’ rights “opened” the Report concerning Law no. 38/10 on “the right to not suffer” that Italian Ministry of Health realized for the Parliament. In a specular way, at European level, Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network “closed” the report presented by the Italian Ministry of Health during the informal meeting of the 28 European Health Ministries held on September 22nd and 23rd 2014 in Milan in the context of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
After few years from the first mission of Cittadinanzattiva in Colombia, today we welcome our network "Corporación Tribunal de Derechos" of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
More than 120 participants representing as many as 32 countries. Mostly of them was leaders of civic and patients associations, but also many health professionals and institutions, private companies, consulting firm specializing in European policies, university etc. The countries represented were not only EU countries, but also, for example, Kosovo, Ukraine.
"Our idea of Europe" is the Manifesto/appeal that Cittadinanzattiva wishes to submit to the attention of the candidates to the European Parliament Elections which will take place in May 2014.
Cittadinanzattiva is a movement of civic participation which embraced the European perspective over 10 years ago when it decided to establish a civic network at Community level to assert through practice an active European citizenship and help position it at the centre the political agenda.
Asserting an active European citizenship means pursuing and sharing the objectives and the values established in the Treaties, from which Cittadinanzattiva has drawn strength for several of its most significant activities undertaken at Community level.
Chronic pain is part of the list of priorities of the EU during the Italian Presidency, which will begin in July 2014. Accordingly, and for the first time, the issue will be brought to the attention of all EU health ministers.
This important sign is contained in the Report about the programmatic participation in the European Union for the year 2014, which sets out guidelines and priorities in respect of that activity of the European Union, to developments in the European integration process and to each public policy initiative of the Union.
The consultation process on the needs of European citizens' mobility and their point of view, carried out by Active Citizenship Network with the support of the EU Commission, clearly show what EU citizens demand from institutions and from the stakeholders.
The Directive 24/11 has a positive plant, and it can become a tool not only to heal traveling, but to claim that in every place of care, in every state, region or local health services, there is the possibility to have equal rights to access to health care, information on the free choice, innovation, quality and safety of care, to the complaint.
Parents who roll up their sleeves to clean up the school, and others who are opposed to closure of the "unsafe" school for the inconvenience that creates. School leaders that oversee the safety of buildings assigned to them with the help of all, and others that prevent access in schools to organizations or committees, considering private property. Auditors who fail to intervene even compared to emergencies, others acting with the limited resources available, endeavoring as they can. Teachers also available to administer medicines, teachers refractory to any change and innovation. School buildings in large cities that fall apart, cutting-edge buildings in small towns of the South
Mobility in Europe plays a vital role for the internal market and the quality of life of citizens. We are perfectly aware of how the transport sector appears crucial to the economy and society, providing economic growth and employment. We close our eyes, however, on the fact that the transport sector is not sustainable.
As citizens, stakeholder and users of our National Health Service, we are very concerned about the deafening silence of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economy, after the presentation of the XVI PiT Health Report of the Tribunal for Patients' Rights-Cittadinanzattiva entitled "Less health care for all, the creeping reform", presented on 16 July in Rome.