The first part of this book focuses on ways in which the literature on EU governance and citizenship and participatory democracy deals with citizen activism in public policy making. The second part reports on research projects on civic activism in Europe.
Giovanni Moro is a political sociologist engaged in research, training, cultural dialogue and advice on citizenship, civic activism in public policies, new forms of governance and corporate responsibility. He has been president of FONDACA, a European think-tank, since its establishment, in 2001. He teaches Sociology of Political Phenomena and Sociology of European Integration at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Macerata University and Theories and Practices of Active Citizenship at the Faculty of Education of Roma Tre University. He published in 1998 Manuale di cittadinanza attiva (Handbook of Active Citizenship), in 2003 together with Alessandro Profumo PlusValori. La responsabilita sociale d'impresa (Surplus Values: the Corporate Social Responsibility), in 2005 Azione civica (Civic Action), in 2007 Anni Settanta (The Seventies), in 2008 together with Ilaria Vannini La societa civile tra eredita e sfide. Rapporto sull'Italia del Civil Society Index (Civil Society Between Heritage and Challenges. The Civil Society Index Report on Italy) and in 2009 Cittadini in Europa (Citizens in Europe, Capalbio Prize for Europe 2010). La moneta della discordia. L'euro e i cittadini dieci anni dopo (The Currency of Discord. The Euro and Citizens after Ten Years) is forthcoming. For several years he was general secretary of the Italian movement Cittadinanzattiva and founded its European policy program Active Citizenship Network, which he is now advisor of.