Active Citizenship Network (ACN) is part of a widespread European open and flexible network of more than 100 civic, patients and users organizations. Established in 2001, it is coordinated by Cittadinanzattiva, an Italian non-profit & consumer organization founded in 1978 independent from any political affiliation, trade unions, private companies and public institutions. The main objectives of Cittadinanzattiva are the promotion of civic participation and the protection of citizens’ rights. Citizens are a key resource for democracy; they play an active role in society and should be given the opportunity to participate in current policy-making. Its Rome headquarters supports its activities both in Italy and abroad.