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IIG STD 16feb2021

The Inter-Institutional Group “SDGs for well-being and consumers’ protection” has been presented during the digital conference “Making sustainability an easy choice for EU citizens”that has been held on February 16th, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00.

Please find here the video-recording of the event.



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Inter-Institutional Group

“SDGs for well-being and consumers’ protection”Launch event


16 February 2021, 10:00 – 12:00


Moderator: Brian Maguire, EURACTIV

10:00 – 10:10 Opening remarks

  • Mariano Votta, Active Citizenship Network Director and Secretary General at ECU

10:10 – 10:40 Keynote speeches

How to foster a sustainable transition, the Institutional perspective: EU consumer policy in the service of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030

  • Liene Balta, policy officer - European Commission - Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, Consumer policy unit
  • Roberto Tatò, Italian Ministry of Economic Development - General Directorate Market, Competition, Consumer Protection and Technical provisions. Division IX - European and international policies, European administrative cooperation and recognition of professional qualifications

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda: an overall assessment on citizens participation in sustainable consumption

  • Andrea Bonicatti, International relations, Contact person for the Working Groups on Goal 1, Goal 8 and Finance for Sustainable Development at the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development – ASviS

 10:40 – 11:00 Attending MEP supporters

  • Nikos Androulakis (Greece - S&D)
  • Jose Gusmão (Portugal – GUE/NGL)
  • Sabrina Pignedoli (Italy – NI)
  • Marcos Ros Sempere (Spain - S&D)

Messages from MEP supporters

  • Tanja Fajon (Slovenia - S&D)*
  • Aldo Patriciello (Italy - EPP)
  • Giuliano Pisapia (Italy - S&D)
  • Patrizia Toia (Italy - S&D)

11:00 - 11:50 Roundtable discussion

  • Luca Visentini, General Secretary at European Trade Union Confederation/ETUC-CES
  • Alessandro Mostaccio, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Secretary General at Movimento Consumatori
  • Paolo Patruno, Deputy Secretary General at CLITRAVI (Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the European Union)
  • Francisco J. Verdera Marí, Acting General Director at CITIZENStandards
  • Valeria Palmisano, Head of Institutional Relations with the European Union at Edison
  • Laura Esposito, Sustainability Projects Manager at TIM, Telecom Italia

11:50- 12:00 Final remarks

  • Sergio Veroli, ECU President and Vice-President at Federconsumatori



Media Partner:






Cittadinanzattiva/ ActiveCitizenship Network (ACN)

European Consumer Union (ECU)

Alleanza Italiana per lo SviluppoSostenibile (ASviS)
Italian Alliance forSustainable Development

Bianca Ferraiolo,

Head of the Representative Office to the EU at Active Citizenship Network

Giuseppe Perretti,

Liaison Officerwith EU institutions at ECU

Andrea Bonicatti,

Secretariat at ASviS

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