Antonio Gaudioso

Since 2012, Antonio Gaudioso has served as secretary general of Cittadinanzattiva (Active Citizenship), an Italian non-profit organisation founded in 1978 that promotes civic participation and the protection of the rights of citizens in Italy and Europe.

He is a founding member of the Forum Disuguaglianze Diversità (Inequalities Diversity Forum), which aims to design new public policies and foster collective action to reduce inequality and social exclusion. He is an organiser for the Participation Festival, launched by ActionAid, Cittadinanzattiva and Slow Food in partnership with the City of L’Aquila. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Gaudioso served as an advisor for CSR and sustainability at the World Bank. He has served on the Commission for Biotechnology and Biosecurity for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and as a member of various health-related commissions and working groups in Italy and Europe.

He is current vice-president of Health City Institute, a board member of the Foundation for Personalised Medicine, and a member of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s Scientific Technical Committee on vaccines, the Italia Foundation’s Scientific Committee on health, and the Cannavò Foundation’s Scientific Committee. 

Dr. Gaudioso joined the Italian National Health Institute’s (ISS) Advisory Board- providing scientific support to the Strategic Committee Coordinator of the National Guidelines System (SNLG)- in January 2020. Minister of Health Roberto Speranza nominated him to the Essential Levels of Assistance (LEA) Commission in May 2020.

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