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.
As part of project BlueBioChain, we report a survey aimed at consumers but also academics and people from bio-based industries, the food industry, experts at cosmeceuticals and aquaculture, and it’s on wastewater/side stream water valorisation. The survey is anonymous, and your privacy is guaranteed. The survey lasts about 12 minutes and Active Citizenship Network is glad to support its dissemination.
Active Citizenship Network has recently formalized a new media partnership with the Italian magazine “Policy & Procurement in HealthCare” (PPHC). Published by SEEd Medical Publishers, it deals with healthcare policies with a particular focus on issues related to procurement in public healthcare, innovation, and organization. The aim of the magazine is to offer a space for discussion aimed at all the actors involved in the processes concerning health policies in Italy, not only the Regions and payors but also health supervisors, hospital pharmacists, contracting stations, general and health management, districts, clinicians, PAGs. To know more about the new media partner, click here (IT language).
The People's Declaration calls for the respectful collaboration between traditional, complementary, and biomedical practices to achieve a person-centred and holistic approach to health. It fights for healthcare on the whole person, that is participative, respects individual choices and cultural diversity and integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. After the Declaration has gained broad support, it will be a valuable tool to ask the WHO for a WHA resolution on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare in 2023, to be implemented in the upcoming WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy. To know more about the Declaration, click here.
Last December 2nd, 2022, the Health Innovation Thematic Group organized its 1st International Experts Forum & Policy Dialogue Workshop online called “Personalised medicine approaches to Active and Healthy Living and Ageing”. “From care to prevention, to happy living” has been the topic around which experts from all over the world has exchanged views, experiences and have debated to trace the trends in R&I, providing policymakers with evidence.
At the beginning of November 2022, Active Citizenship Network was selected as a member of the EMA stakeholder database. In particular, this achievement was one of the main outputs of our 2022 EU commitment on advanced therapies. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) collaborates with many patients, consumers, and their organizations on aspects such as information on medicines, consultation on product-specific issues, and participation in workshops and meetings.
The paper on Prioritising Adult Immunisation Policy, published by Vaccines Europe on 6th December 2022 will be instrumental in striving the discussion at the EU and national levels on the value of adult immunisation and will support our advocacy towards creating a supportive environment for adult immunisation programmes. To achieve this Vaccines Europe calls for 4 different actions to protect adults against Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD)s:
Vaccines Europe published its first-ever Vaccines Europe Pipeline Review 2022 of its 15 member companies, with 100 vaccine candidates as of July 2022. The review shows a promising pipeline aimed at tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow, such as the burden of respiratory tract infections, AMR, the aging of the population, climate change, and zoonotic infections, through leveraging a broad array of new technology platforms. This pipeline is a profound testimony of the commitment of the vaccine industry to ensuring we all benefit from the significant value of vaccination to our society. To download the document, click here.
As part of the initiative to counter vaccine misinformation in the program's "EU4Health program 2021-2027 - a vision for a healthier European Union", the European Commission has launched a communication campaign on the benefits of vaccination against COVID, seasonal influenza, and HPV across the lifespan, called #UnitedInProtection. For more information, see the fact sheet.