Car insurance more expensive and out of control rates for new drivers. In Italy, the young novice drivers pay on average € 2.828 per year, but in extreme cases tenders can get to overcome even to € 9.000. If for young people compulsory insurance in the automotive field is a real bloodletting, the situation is not much better for an adult class maximum discount: in 19 cities they will pay no less than € 800. From the project “Rc Car. How much does it cost?” with the support of the National Council of Consumers and Users – Ministry of Economic Development, the activity of most consumer associations, coordinated by Cittadinanzattiva has allowed us to obtain useful information about quality and cost of compulsory insurance in the automotive field. Read more
The project, started in January 2013, it consists in consulting citizens in 8 Member States on the different challenges represented by the Mobility of people for the future of the EU: transport accessibility, environmental sustainability and citizens/passengers' rights. Citizens are given the opportunity to participate in decision-making and to formulate recommendations to the EU institutions.
The project is realized with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and it is coordinated by Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network.
An annual avarage spending of €1.152, which €230 of related to “health” consumption. This is the amount of the energy bill that a family forced to use electro-medical equipment has to pay. Practically, more than double that one of a family type. And sometimes these costs also come to €3,000. Cittadinanzattiva presented I° Survey fuel poverty in Italy to the Senate.
The document issued by the European Union contains recognition for both Acquirente Unico (AU) and the entire Italian system. This acknowledgment serves as an important international recognition of a legal and organizational framework that promotes the harmonious development of the energy market, in full respect of competition and consumer protection.
The Ministry of Economic Development presented the basic document for public consultation in the energy sector, which will result in the new Energy Strategy for the country, after 20 years since the National Energy Plan, the country need a programmatic document that gave impetus to a more systematic and structured approach to the government sector.
Edison and Sorgenia signed a Memorandum of Voluntary Self-regulation to combat the phenomenon of activations andunsolicited contracts of supply of electricity and natural gas. The goal, shared with the consumer associations nationally recognized in Italy, included Cittadinanzattiva, who contributed to the drifting of the document, is to ensure the maximum protection of consumers.
After the liberalization introduced by the European Union, in Italy since 2004 all consumers have the right to freely choose their gas supplier, and since 2007 that one for electricity. The years pass, but there are still many people struggling with the lack of knowledge and distrust of the free market. To respond to the many concerns of citizens, Cittadinanzattiva has created a series of five leaflets, distributed free of charge.
European targets are still far about the kindergartens. A key tool – that of the structures designed to accommodate children – to guarantee support for women’s employment and the birth rate, which is still widespread in a very different way on the Italian territory. This is the scenario emerging from the dossier by Cittadinanzattiva’s Observatory prices & rates about the supply of municipal facilities. The research takes into account the availability in various areas (provinces, provincial capitals and regions) the lines of frequency, based on data from the Ministry of the Interior and those taken from the VI monitoring conducted by Cittadinanzattiva.
Acquirente Unico (AU) was set up in order to ensure electricity supply to the customers of the captive market (d.lgs n. 79/1999).
In establishing AU, the law-makers took into account that the Italian electricity sector is characterised by vertically-integrated distribution and generation companies. Indeed, the former incumbent and municipally-owned companies are involved in both the generation and distribution business. In this situation, AEEG (the Italian electricity & gas regulator) would have been unable to determine the price of electricity on the basis of the procurement costs of distributors, who would have had no interest in minimising the costs of electricity supply.
On the 23rd and 24th of November the National day of safety in schools took place, promoted by Cittadinanzattiva with 5 thousand initiatives in schools across Italy and the direct involvement of more than 1 million students. The national day of mobilization for school safety is the highlight of the campaign information and awareness “IMPARARESICURI” which since 2002 is held every year on the 25th of November in hundreds of Italian schools.