Active Citizenship Network (ACN) is one of the most widespread and flexible European citizens’ networks. In the recent years, ACN has been able to involve in its initiatives 206 civic, patient and user organizations coming from 34 Countries, plus 22 European/Global networks/umbrella organizations. Since ACN is not a juridical entity but an informal network with a variable geography, we like best to refer to ourselves as a “constituency”.
Active Citizenship Network’s constituency is extremely broad, contemplating associations with which we have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding, entities with which we have formalized an agreement limited to a specific initiative, thematic networks we promoted, etc.
Also numerous are the formal and informal working groups and networks in which we are involved. Below is an overview of the heterogeneous composition of the "N" of Active Citizenship Network:
In order to achieve its objectives, Active Citizenship Network has signed official partnership agreements with a multitude of European and international stakeholders. Here you can find an example of the signature process, and below the list of all the formalized partnerships.
Cittadinanzattiva/Active Citizenship Network is officially involved in the Board of the following entities:
Over the years Active Citizenship Network has been invited to take part in juries called to select and award best practices at the European level covering topics such as digital health innovations, antimicrobial resistance, chronic pain and value added medicines.
Active Citizenship Network is officially a member of the following European and international networks:
The following are the main working groups that, on an informal basis, have been promoted by institutional actors at the national or European level who have asked Cittadinanzattiva/ACN to participate.
The following are the main working groups that, on an informal basis, have been promoted by non-institutional actors who have asked Cittadinanzattiva/ACN to participate:
In developing its activities at the European level, Active Citizenship Network has also promoted informal networks. In particular, one brings together all those, mostly young people and former university students, who over the years have had a volunteering, internship or even work experience in support of Cittadinanzattiva's European policies.