Italy does not yet have either a national Ombudsman or a national Committee on Petitions. However, it does have an extensive network of regional ombudsmen. The Regional Ombudsman for Piedmont is the coordinator of the regional ombudsmen in Italy. A link to his Website is accessible below:
Ufficio del Difensore Civico della Regione Piemonte
Via Dellala, 8
IT - 10121 Torino
Tel.: +39 0115 757 387
Fax: +39 0115 757 386
Article 50 of the Constitution provides that all citizens may address petitions to the Chambers demanding legislative measures or presenting general needs.
Address: Piazza di Monte Citorio, 00186 Rome, Italy
Citizens’ Legislative initiative
Article 71 of the Constitution provides that citizens may introduce public initiatives consisting of a bill drafted in articles and supported by at least 50,000 voters.
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485