WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.
WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
5,000,000€ - 5,249,999€
Lobbyists declared: 2 FTE (8)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0
Meetings with European Commission: 2
Lobbying costs over the years:
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
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)
25.01 – ENVI vote on Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) Opinion - (Committe ENVI - European Parliament) 03.05 – Competition in the pharmaceutical sector (Commissioner Margrethe Vestager) 16.06 – maximum levels for glycidyl esters in certain foods (DG SANTE – European Commission) 26.09 – ENVI vote on Acrylamide Objection (Committe ENVI - European Parliament) 06.12 – Codice europeo delle comunicazioni elettroniche – necessario garantire la massima tutela ai consumatori europei (Committees ITRE – IMCO – EMPL European Parliament) 11.12 – Regolamento SAT-CAB (Italian MEPs European Parliament) Emissioni e consumi auto: richiesta intervento del ministero dopo lo scandalo Volkswagen Scandalo emissioni NOx: Altroconsumo invita le autorità ad intervenire a tutela dei consumatori Audizioni – Consultazioni: - Frodi e falsificazioni mezzi pagamento - Sondaggio sulle eventuali restrizioni ai grandi pagamenti in contanti - Public consultation – Call for evidence on the operation of collective redress arrangements in the Member States of EU - 1 or 2 cents euro: Altroconsumo position for Italy - Targeted questionnaire on the revision of the Injunctions Directive
via Valassina, 22
Tel: 02 668901
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
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) Economic and legal issues, EU issues, fundraising
(Head of Altroconsumo Public Affairs and Media Relations)
Maria Grazia Bellini
Safety, Financial issues, transports
Telecommunications, legal issues
Legal issues, transports
Maria Luisa Villa
Energy, sustainability, environment, food, health, ecolabel
Financial issues, legal issues
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
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) - PROTESTE (Brasil).
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.
Procurement from EU institutions
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Industry forums (European Parliament)
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.
Meetings with European Commission2 meetings found.
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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 26 Nov 2015 - Bodo Lehmann - Cybersecurity and consumers fostering web safety (DG Digital Economy)
- 25 Nov 2015 - Laure Chapuis-Kombos Jasmin Battista - digital divide of italian users and consumers / Web Safety (DG Digital Single Market)