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Mariano Votta – Active Citizenship Network, Italy

"Making the invisible visible on chronic pain"


Mariano Votta
Director of European Affairs
Active Citizenship Network

Mr Votta graduated in Political Science at University of Rome, Italy. He attended a postgraduate course in European Public Relations and another in Corporate Social Responsibility. He has more than 15-years experience working in the field of protection of citizens’ rights, stakeholder engagement, communication and civic information. In 2011 – 2012, he worked as consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Colombia to assert a new governance in the management of Public Services and Health. Since June 2013, he has been working as Director of Active Citizenship Network, the European interface of the Italian civic organization Cittadinanzattiva, and is also responsible for European Policy and international relations.

In 2015 he took the initiative to encourage and promote the MEPs Interest Group focused on patients’ rights called “European Patients’ Rights and Cross-border Healthcare” inside the EU Parliament.