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Ms Luisa Crisigiovanni
Ms Luisa Crisigiovanni
ALTROCONSUMO promotes and protects the basic interest and rights of consumers, as regards health and safety, the protection of economic interests, the right to redress, the right to be informed, the right to consumer education, the right to be represented and heard, the right to a healthy environment.
ALTROCONSUMO takes action on two fronts: on the one hand information and assistance to consumers through our magazines and services, and on the other by representing consumers with local, national and international institutions and collective information spread through the media.
Our main way of action to protect consumers is to inform and educate them. We do this by means of our publications that carry the results of product comparison tests, wide coverage on surveys, concrete and useful advice to single out the best quality versus price ratio and the most profitable opportunities for consumers, thereby enabling the latter to be in a position to choose, negotiate, avoid mistakes or swindles and to protect themselves.
ALTROCONSUMO wants the voice of consumers to be heard by national and international institutions responsible for the decisions made on issues regarding aspects of the consumer’s daily life and actively takes part in a great number of hearings, meetings and committees, both Italian and international, dealing with consumer problems.
Through press releases, press conferences, TV and radio programs, our activity is publicised with the general public. Mass media are often a useful ally in making people aware, on a local, domestic and international level.
ALTROCONSUMO is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. ALTROCONSUMO believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our lobbying expenses, and a list of those who, on behalf of ALTROCONSUMO, carry out activities with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU ( which can be accessed at: http://www.act4europe.org/register)
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Altroconsumo is member of several international organizations, such as Consumers International, and is represented since 1978 in BEUC, the European Consumer Association Organization, that guarantees each association privileged lines of communication with EU institutions.
We actively participate at BEUC activities and take part in a great number of hearings, meetings and committees with MEP’s and EU Commissioners dealing with consumer problems.
On behalf of ALTROCONSUMO, the persons listed below have spent, during the last 12 months 20 percent or more of their working time on lobbying activities for ALTROCONSUMO:
(Altroconsumo General Secretary) Horizontal, economic and legal issues, EU issues
(Head of Altroconsumo Public Affairs and Press Office) Telecommunications Legal and competition issues, Intellectual property and content online issues
Maria Grazia Bellini
Safety, Financial issues, legal issues
Safety,Financial issues, legal issues, projects
Maria Luisa Villa
Energy, sustainability, environment, food, health, ecolabel
Financial issues, legal issues
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On an international level, Altroconsumo is a member of BEUC (European Bureau of Consumer Organizations) and of
Euroconsumers the European group composed by independent consumers association in several countries: Test-Achats (Belgium), DECO (Portugal), OCU (Spain).
Altroconsumo is an active member of Consumers International (a worldwide organization of consumer associations) and thanks to the ICRT (International Consumers Testing & Research) membership, many Altroconsumo tests are performed in collaboration with independent consumer associations in other European countries.
Our aim, in close collaboration with these consumer organisations, is to reinforce consumerism and to get the voice of European consumers heard at world level.
01/2013 - 12/2013
Commissione Europea DG SANCO progetto “Funding for complaints data transfer”
Altroconsumo's expenses for interest representation activities were calculated according to guidelines agreed by the civil society contact group: http://www.act4europe.org/register
Altroconsumo would also like to underline that the amounts indicated under the heading "public funding" is linked to reimbursement of direct expenses.
This part is not to be considered as a source of income.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.