WHO WE ARE
Sbilanciamoci! is a campaign involving 51 associations, NGOs and networks working on globalisation, peace, human rights, environment, fair trade, ethical finance. Since 2000 Sbilanciamoci! has proposed alternatives to the Italian budgetary policies, arguing for social and environmental priorities. Sbilanciamoci! publishes yearly reports, meets policy makers, organizes conferences to promote a different use of public resources and new role of public actors in the economy.
Sbilanciamoci! campaign thinks it is necessary to radically change the perspective of public policies, giving new economic and social priorities in order to push for a solid world in which more attention is put to people’s rights and environment instead of the needs of a market economy based on privileges, rents, wastes, inequalities.
Sbilanciamoci! elaborates an annual report where, after reviewing the orientations of economic politics emerging from the Budget Law and from the State Budget, develops alternative proposals about how to use public expenditure for society, environment and peace.
In the year 2000 the campaign published the first report, edited by Lunaria, which was focused on the Budget Law 2001. This report underlined the need of changing radically the perspective of public policies, and questioning social and economic priorities. The old indicators, first of all the GNP, do not explain any more, or maybe had never explained, which is the real welfare of a society.
During six years of activity, the campaign elaborated research tools, critical analysis and proposal that are the essential part of its activity of information, politic pressure and mobilisation.
Sbilanciamoci! has published 20 reports of national diffusion (7 on State Budget, 5 on QUARS, 1 on Iraq, 2 on development cooperation, 2 on military expenditure, others…), has organised 19 among congresses and convention, has promoted 180 local initiatives, such as seminars or debates, has collected more than 30,000 signatures sustaining the State Budget proposals; moved 57 amendment to the Budget Law through the MPs sustaining the campaign.
- The other budget
- Regional quality of Development Index (QUARS)
- International Cooperation
- The effort of a different economy (Counter-Cernobbio)
- Budgeting for the Future, Building another Europe
Sbilanciamoci! has been joined by:
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tel. +39 06 8841880
fax. +39 06 8841859