The stakeholders’ workshop has been held last 13th of March, 2023, in Rome at the Unitelma Sapienza as part of the WP4 activities of the H2020 EU Project BioReCer (Biological Resources Certifications Schemes), focused on circular economy. In particular, BioReCer aims at assessing and complementing current certification schemes for biological resources according to the new EU sustainability goals to enhance bio-based circular systems.
The meeting organized by the Unitelma Sapienza team was the first occasion to present the main goals of the abovementioned project to the Italian consumers’ organizations. To download the agenda, click here.
Cittadinanzattiva joins the petition to the European Parliament on the respect for international law, EU values and human rights promoted by the European Movement Italy. Sign the petition - by February 23 - by sending an email to: /Dropbox/CITTADINANZATTIVA/bianca/Downloads/
We, as one of the partners, are pleased to announce the launch of the #BioReCer EU project website. BIORECER aims to ensure the environmental performance and traceability of the biological feedstock used by bio-based industries by deploying guidelines to strengthen the current certification procedures. Through this approach, bioproducts' added value, use, as well as social acceptance will be increased. In BIORECER, Cittadinanzattiva-ACN will work in WP4 and WP8, mainly dedicated to communication and dissemination and stakeholders’ involvement. Take a look and Join us HERE in the stakeholders' group, to bring your point of view!
Active Citizenship Network is glad to announce that an official Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with National Patients' Organisation - Malta. The motto of this Patient Advocacy Group is: “Empowering Patients – Working With not For Patients”. National Patients' Organisation - Malta is an active participant in national and international health care discussions, and stands for patient advocacy for everyone, patients’ rights & responsibilities, health, environmental health promotion for all. NPO-Malta provides its members the opportunity to become an empowered patient for a healthy and better quality of life.
Shingles is a painful condition caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone can get it, but it's most common in older people, with the highest burden of disease in those aged 50 years and over. Despite this, shingles is vaccine-preventable. Most adults will remember childhood encounters with chickenpox. Many never think about the fact that the very same virus can cause shingles later in life. 1 in 3 people will develop #shingles in their lifetime and may develop serious and long-lasting complications, impacting their quality of life as a result. Active Citizenship Network is happy to support the communication campaign led by our partner, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), in collaboration with GSK, to raise awareness of shingles and its associated risks. Read more.
WHO is calling for input on the draft People-centred framework for addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the human health sector. The target audience for this consultation includes both experts and organizations working in the field of AMR at the country, regional, and global levels. Deadline is 14 of March. Read more
Just published the report presenting the results of the “AMR feasibility study on stockpiling” commissioned by HERA. The report constitutes a key ‘Preparatory Action’ for the setting-up of HERA, covering the intersection of two designated HERA priority areas – the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and stockpiling efforts for Medical Countermeasures. It therefore fits into the context of broader EU efforts to better understand and address shortages of existing antibiotics, as outlined in the new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and the EU AMR Action plan. For the download, click here and here.
In the article published by our EU media partner Innovation News Network, Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network explores the energy crisis from the citizen perspective and the essential actions necessary to combat energy prices. With a greater role of the energy communities and purchasing groups in combating the energy crisis, but also encouraging "nudging" initiatives: a soft push that can make people act or react — & consume less energy — because they are told their neighbours or peers do so for instance, or by changing the default settings of energy devices.
Cittadinanzattiva's guide on “Energy communities and purchasing groups: How to make citizens protagonists in the energy market” aims to be a practical support for citizens who wants to know and undertake a path of change towards an alternative and more active approach to the world of energy. The guide explains what energy communities and purchasing groups are and provides a comprehensive glossary on the energy market to clarify concepts such as enhanced protection market, free market, hourly zone price and smart homes.
The National Assembly of Consumer Associations held on October 18th urged the Government to take adequate measures to cope with price increases in energy and consumer goods. It was an unprecedented meeting, which saw, alongside consumers, the participation of the most important trade unions and relevant unions of the productive sector, voluntary organizations, environmental and pro-renewable associations and representatives of photovoltaic manufacturers and energy retailers.