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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

2

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Altroconsumo   (AC)

    EU Transparency Register

    3832920956-65 First registered on 13 Jan 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Altroconsumo, the main consumer organization in Italy, promotes and defends the interests of citizens, developing actions and projects aimed at guaranteeing them as individuals and as a community. Through its membership in organizations such as Consumers International, BEUC and Euroconsumers, Altroconsumo makes the voice of consumers heard in Europe and around the world. The organization counts on the support of 292 thousand members and over 1 milion of fans and sympathizers, is independent and 50 years has based its action on a scientific approach to information, publishing surveys and comparative tests. To strength the centrality of consumers in the market, Altroconsumo offers consultancy and services dedicated to companies to support them in the development of increasingly customer-oriented goods and services. With a team of more of 300 professionals, Altroconsumo offers answers to millions of citizens and handles in the year 2023 more than 286,000 requests for advice.

    Main EU files targeted

    2023
    - 26.01.2023 Joint common principles on enhanced consumers protection this winter -
    Letter sent to the main Italian energy companies to ask them to implement the measures contained in the Joint declaration to support consumers.
    - 10.02.2023 Open letter on the need for a strong proposal on an EU legislative framework for sustainable food systems – Altroconsumo/other European consumer organizations action coordinated by Beuc (letter sent to: European Commission - President von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Janusz Wojciechowski and Virginijus Sinkevičius)
    - 14.03.2023 Open letter on nanomaterials in everyday products: results from recent testing and concrete measures to inform and protect citizens and ecosystems from nano-related (letter sento to: European Commission - DG GROW/DG ENV/DG SANTE)
    - 01.06.2023 Directive (EU) 2020/1828 of 25 November 2020 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (RAD); Transposition in Italy by Legislative Decree No 28 of 10 March 2023 (published on the O.J. no. 70 of 23.03.2023); Points of non-compliance with the RAD (letter sent to Didier Reynders/Commissioner for Justice - Ana Gallego Torres/DG Just, Director General)

    CPC Network activity

    - 08.06.2023 External alert submitted to the EU Consumer Protection Cooperation Network about the misleading promotion of crypto currencies on social media platforms, Altroconsumo/other European consumer organizations action coordinated by Beuc (letter sent to AGCM and CONSOB/Autorità italiana per la vigilanza nei mercati finanziari)
    - June 2023 - Netflix – reporting unfair commercial practice pursuant to articles 20 et seq. of the Consumer Code and Article 17 of the EU Regulation of Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 - Request to open preliminary proceedings (letter sent to AGCM)
    - 20.07.2023 External alert submitted to the CPC-Network about misleading climate-related marketing claims used by several European airlines, Altroconsumo/other European consumer organizations action coordinated by Beuc (letter sent to AGCM and Ministero delle imprese e del made in Italy)
    - July 2023 - Microsoft – reporting unfair commercial practice pursuant to articles 20 et seq. of the Consumer Code and Article 17 of the EU Regulation of Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 - Request to open preliminary proceedings regarding the commercial practice implemented by Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft s.r.l. (letter sent to AGCM)
    - 12.12.2023 Labels on plastic bottles of mineral water, misleading claims "100% recycled" and/or "100% recyclable" - Altroconsumo/other European consumer organizations action coordinated by Beuc (letter sent to AGCM and Ministero delle imprese e del made in Italy)
    Consultations
    - 18.11.2022 - Consultation Paper on Guidelines for the use of ESG or sustainability-related terms in funds’ names published on the ESMA website
    - 13.02.2023 - Public Consultation: Revision of the EU’s electricity market design
    - 07.11.2023 – Request for information to Consumers Association on Lufthansa's acquisition of 41% share in Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (‘ITA’) (DG COMPETITION)

    Address

    Head Office
    via Valassina, 22
    Milano 20159
    ITALY
    EU Office
    via Valassina, 22
    Milano 20159
    ITALY

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    BEUC - https://www.beuc.eu/
    Euroconsumers - https://www.euroconsumers.org/
    Consumers International - https://www.consumersinternational.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    4,603,187€

    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Member's contribution, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Commissione europea 101,683€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Consumer Policy Advisory Group#E03750#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3750 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    2023

    PUBBLICAZIONI:
    In vacanza gioca bene le tue carte (Intasca/Maggio 2023);
    All’estero con lo smartphone (Intasca/Luglio 2023);
    Per godersi una sana vacanza (Insalute/Giugno 2023);
    Amate compagnie (Inchieste/Aprile 2023);
    Il vostro scalo preferito (Inchieste/Giugno 2023);
    La grande illusione dei voli “green” (Inchieste/Settembre 2023)

    NEWS – www.altroconsumo.it and PRESS RELEASE
    Nota stampa - https://www.altroconsumo.it/organizzazione/media-e-press/comunicati/2023/progetto-cicle
    31.01 - Progetto CICLE, le vostre segnalazioni alle autorità: tutti i risultati
    15.03 - Case green: edifici almeno in classe D entro il 2033. Via libera del Parlamento UE
    28.03 - E-fuel e biocarburanti: differenze, sostenibilità e compatibilità con le nostre auto
    05.04 - Le compagnie aeree più apprezzate dai viaggiatori
    21.04 Concessioni balneari, proroga bocciata anche dalla UE. Intanto crescono i prezzi delle spiagge
    12.05 - La UE dice stop ai prodotti progettati per non durare
    31.05 - Roaming: aumentano i giga per navigare in Europa
    08.06 - Criptovalute, occhio ai guadagni facili promessi dagli influencer. Segnalati i messaggi ingannevoli
    09.06 - Bollette telefoniche ogni 28 giorni: pratica scorretta anche per la UE. Nuova vittoria dei consumatori
    31.08 - Diritti dei viaggiatori disabili o a mobilità ridotta in aereo: come farli rispettare
    18.10 - Nutri-Score: come funziona l'etichetta a colori per scegliere i prodotti più sani
    02.11 - Cosmetici: sostanze vietate ancora presenti in molti prodotti. La lista aggiornata
    03.11 - Glitter (e non solo) vietati in Europa: in vigore la norma per limitare le microplastiche. Facciamo chiarezza
    17.11 - Pesticidi: l'uso del glifosato sarà prorogato per altri 10 anni. Davvero sicuro?
    21.11 - Decongestionati per raffreddore a base di pseudoefedrina: potenziale rischio ischemia. L’Agenzia francese del farmaco ne sconsiglia l’uso
    30.11 - Il passaporto italiano è tra i più cari d'Europa
    30.11 - Listeria: cos'è e a cosa fare attenzione
    14.12 - Infezioni da Listeria: le indagini portano al salmone affumicato

    CONFERENCES/MEETINGS
    31.01- Bruxelles - CICLE - Open door final meeting
    09.02 - CPAG Subgroup (EC)
    16.02 - Consumer Policy Advisory Board (EC)
    20.02 - Circthread workshop
    28.03 Bruxelles - European Consumer Summit 2023 (EC)
    25.05 Milano – “ESG: obblighi e direttive UE per tutte le imprese" (Economy Group)
    12.06 Roma - "La Class action: evoluzioni, prospettive e criticità" (Altrocosumo/Euroconsumers)
    Event announcement on AC Website: https://www.altroconsumo.it/organizzazione/appuntamenti/cerca-l-evento/2023/la-class-action-evoluzioni-prospettive-criticita
    5-6.10 - Product safety e market surveillance (BEUC)
    11.10 - “Responsibility - Empowering consumers on climate change”
    27.10 - EC Forum 2023 "Empower people, improve the market - Altroconsumo's 50th Anniversary" (Euroconsumers)
    Event announcement on AC Website:
    https://www.altroconsumo.it/organizzazione/media-e-press/comunicati/2023/empower-people-improve-the-market-ec-forum-2023
    Press release:
    https://www.altroconsumo.it/organizzazione/media-e-press/comunicati/2023/euroconsumers-forum-2023
    7.11 - Ecomondo - “How to pave the way to the future digital product passport - Circthread” (Ecomondo)
    9.11 - Dublin – 15th Citizens' Energy Forum (EC)
    16.11 - Forum on best practices in the Agri-Food supply chain - Responses to the cost of living crisis (EC/DG AGRI) - SPEAKERS

    PROGETTI:
    CICLE (2021 – 2023)European Commission - https://www.altroconsumo.it/info/progetti-finanziati/cicle
    CICLE-X (2023 – 2026) - European Commission - https://www.altroconsumo.it/info/progetti-finanziati/cicle-x
    RESSS (2022 – 2023*) - Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy - https://www.altroconsumo.it/info/progetti-finanziati/resss
    * Activities completed in 2022, final balance received and registered in 2023

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 26 Nov 2015 Location BXL
      Subject Cybersecurity and consumers fostering web safety
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Bodo Lehmann (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject digital divide of italian users and consumers / Web Safety
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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