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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)

3.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    549378714499-39 First registered on 24 Sep 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Cittadinanzattiva APS ( is an organization, founded in Italy in 1978, which promotes citizens' activism for the protection of rights, the care of common goods, the support for people in conditions of weakness. It has also been officially recognized in Italy as a consumer organization since 2000.

    Since December 2001, Cittadinanzattiva operates also at the EU level thanks to its branch called Active Citizenship Network (ACN) - which has a dedicated website - and a representative office to the EU located in Brussels.

    Our commitment at the EU level is based on the following four pillars: 1.rights & duty; 2.empowerment; 3.cross-border related issues; 4.sustainability. Our Action Plan and a more complete overview of our priorities are available here:

    Main EU files targeted

    Cittadinanzattiva, through its EU branch “Active Citizenship Network”, advocates to promote and strengthen citizen activism and participation in policy processes and to improve the protection of citizens' and patients' rights.

    In terms of EU policy priorities for 2023, Cittadinanzattiva – through its EU branch Active Citizenship Network - will mainly focus on:
    1. Advance Therapy Medicinal Products and Antimicrobial Resistance as part of the ongoing review of the EU pharmaceutical legislation;
    2. the EU4Health Programme and its annual Work Programmes, with particular attention to Crisis preparedness, COVID19 and the role of HERA;
    3. Health promotion & disease prevention, starting from the EU Vaccines Strategy;
    4. Health systems & healthcare workforce, especially focusing on the NextGenerationEU, the National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) and Medical Desertification;
    5. the 2024 Parliamentary elections;
    6. supporting the implementation of the New Consumer Agenda (with a focus on sustainability and energy issues) to empower European consumers to play an active role in the green and digital transition.


    Head Office
    IMERA 2
    ROMA 00183
    EU Office
    rue Philippe le Bon 46
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 25 Oct 2023 24 Oct 2024
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 03 Mar 2023 01 Mar 2024
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 20 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2023
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 01 Mar 2022 01 Mar 2023
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 06 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Ms Daniela QUAGGIA 06 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Mr Federico FOTI 25 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2020
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 13 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 09 Feb 2019 06 Feb 2020
    Ms Daniela QUAGGIA 09 Feb 2019 06 Feb 2020
    Mr Antonio Gaudioso 02 Feb 2019 01 Feb 2020
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 26 Sep 2018 13 Sep 2019
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 17 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2019
    Ms Daniela QUAGGIA 17 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2019
    Mr Giuseppe Perretti 27 Jun 2017 16 Feb 2018
    Ms Tiziana Toto 05 May 2017 03 May 2018
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 29 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2018
    Mr Antonio Gaudioso 29 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2018
    Mr Giuseppe Perretti 06 Dec 2016 28 Jun 2017
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 29 Nov 2016 26 Nov 2017
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 21 Apr 2016 29 Mar 2017
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 27 Nov 2015 23 Nov 2016
    Ms Bianca Ferraiolo 17 Apr 2015 15 Apr 2016
    Mr MARIANO VOTTA 30 Oct 2014 28 Oct 2015

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    • AMR Patient Alliance Advisory Group
    • European Association for Educational and Preventive Health in Epigenetics
    • European Movement (Italian branch)
    • European Consumer Union
    • Health First Europe
    • EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a network of thematically diverse non-governmental organisations from Russia and the European Union, established as a bottom-up, non-partisan civic initiative.
    • All.Can international
    • the AMR patient Group
    • AMR Stakeholder Network
    • EU Health Coalition
    • Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination
    • All Policies for a Healthy Europe (AP4HE)
    • Fight the Fakes
    • Adult Immunization Board
    • AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform
    • PAE (Pain Alliance Europe)
    • European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
    • Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)
    • European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)
    • European Federation of Nurses (EFN)

    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, EU funding, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Private companies 1,832,634€
    Contribution Fondazioni e associazioni private 122,434€
    Contribution Donations from private individuals 68,022€
    Grant project NUDGE - Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme 15,000€
    Grant project AHEAD - EU CHAFEA – 3rd Health Programme 30,000€
    Grant ENGAGE project - Horizon 2020 research and innovation program 23,000€
    Grant project PROPHET - Horizon Europe - research and innovation programme 3,000€
    Grant BioReCer project - Horizon Europe, framework programme 15,000€
    Grant Bliss project - Erasmus+ program 1,500€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant project AHEAD - EU CHAFEA – 3rd Health Programme 35,000€
    Grant project NUDGE - Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme 63,000€
    Grant ENGAGE project - Horizon 2020 research and innovation program 40,000€
    Grant project PROPHET - Horizon Europe - research and innovation programme 12,000€
    Grant BioReCer project - Horizon Europe, framework programme 35,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    MEPs Interest Group "Patients’ Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare" (we are responsible for managing its secretariat).

    Communication activities

    Recent publications on national and EU magazines and peer review international journals include:

    • Improving health literacy in mitigating COVID - 03/23
    • A call to action: Addressing inequalities between European healthcare systems - 04/23
    • European Patients’ Rights Day and ATMPs: Combining sustainability, innovation and respect for patients’ rights - 04/23
    • Terapie Avanzate in Europa tra sostenibilità, innovazione e diritti dei pazienti (IT) - 04/23
    • The value of investing in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products - 01/23
    • Towards the “Global health charter” from a citizen’s perspective - 01/23
    • Are we doing enough for adult immunisation? - 01/23
    • How can we ensure citizens are safeguarded from rising energy prices? - 01/23
    • Prevention and Care of Cardiovascular Diseases during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Will the National Recovery and Resilience Plans help in reducing its burden? - 01/23
    • The National Recovery & Resilience Plans According to Citizens’ Perspective: From the Italian Case History to the XVI European Patients’ Rights Day - 01/23
    • Urgent policy change needed to tackle antimicrobial resistance - 12/22
    • EU Health Ministers aim to improve vaccination at all ages - 12/22
    • Towards the next Council conclusions: are we doing enough for adult immunisation? - 11/22
    • European Citizens Energy Forum: Understanding energy consumers’ behaviour to design nudging interventions - 11/22
    • Equitable patient access to advanced therapies - 10/22

    All publications, statements and interviews are published on our website at:

    Some relevant events:

    Events we organized at the European Parliament:

    26.04.23 - 17th European Patients’ Rights Day “Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products in Europe: combining sustainability, innovation and respect for patients' rights”
    27.04.23 – “Addressing medical deserts in Europe: a call to action”
    15.11.22 - “Driving Collaboration in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: Going Further, Aiming Higher”
    24.10.22 - “Securing Equitable Patient Access to Advanced Therapies across Europe”

    Other in-person events:

    19.01.23 - “Health needs in inner areas, between medical desertification and NRRP”
    16-17.03.23 - 7th AMR Conference
    24.05.23 – “What are the challenges faced by COVID-19 high-risk patients and how can we improve their care?”
    8-10.11.22 - AMR Patient Summit


    27.01.23 - “How to successfully collaborate on tackling medical deserts with participatory consensus building”
    27.01.23 - “Patient Empowerment Training Session - What we need to know about antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance”
    31.01.23 - “Therapeutic adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe: impact, experiences and perspectives from PAGs & relevant stakeholders”
    14.03.23 - Double training event: “Improving health literacy & protecting the value of access to care for better public and patient involvement in mitigating COVID”
    15.03.23 - “What are policy options for effectively tackling medical deserts?”
    6.12.22 - “Waiting for the next Council conclusions: focus on adult vaccination”
    7.07.22 - “Towards the next Council conclusions: which role of adult vaccination?”

    A full list of events is available here:

    Information about the EU projects we work on can be found here:

    Our European campaigns are available here:

    • New EU Global Health Strategy
    • Roadmap "Cross-border healthcare – evaluation of patients’ rights"
    • Serious cross-border health threats – stronger, more comprehensive rules"

    Other activities

    Gestione di progetti europei nell'ambito delle politiche della salute, delle politiche dei consumatori, della mobilità sostenibile, dell'energia.

  • 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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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