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(12 December 2012) Sevilla’s deputation, grouping the more than 140 municipalities of the province, headed by Fernando Rodríguez Villalobos is supporting the ICE ‘water as a human right’ following the cities across Europe supporting the ECI.

Read the article in Europapress.es

Today, 10 December, is Human Rights Day. On this occasion mayors from 10 major European cities in 8 different countries are launching an appeal to their citizens to support the first ever up and running European Citizens Initiative (ECI) calling for the implementation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation into European law.

All around Italy street collection of signatures for the ECI water is a Human Right! Is undergoing. The Italian forum of the water movement and the trade union FP-CGIL are increasing the efforts to help us achieving the one million signatures for the first up and running ECI (photo:  FP-CGIL in Turin  starting the collection that will last the entire month of December).

(3 December 2012) News Splash n°12:  The video  to promote our European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for the right to water and sanitation is now available in French and Spanish. http://www.right2water.eu/video-gallery

On November 20, Ignas Krupavicius, host of TV programme 'Labas Rytas, Lietuva'; “Good morning Lithuania”, talked with Juozas Neverauskas about our European Citizens' Initiative live on LRT television.

Watch that broadcast here

(19 November 2012) News Splash n°11. Today, 19 November 2012 is World Toilet Day. On this occasion we focus our campaign on sanitation: “Sanitation is a human right!”

On and around World Toilet Day, 19 November 2012, campaigners all around the globe will call on decision makers to honour the many local, national and regional commitments they have made to ensure sanitation, water and hygiene for all.

The European Water Movement is an open, inclusive and pluralistic network whose goal is to reinforce the recognition of water as a commons and as a fundamental universal right. We are united to fight against privatisation and commodification of this vital good, and to construct a public and communal management of water, founded on the democratic participation of citizens and of workers. Today a full day of workshops was dedicated to water. In the final session the European Citizens' Initiative "Water and Sanitation are a human right!

(23 October 2012) Catarina de Albuquerque, the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations and expert on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation has expressed her support to this European Citizens’ Initiative.

(17 October 2012) News Splash n°10: Today we launch a video  to promote our European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for the right to water and sanitation. http://vimeo.com/49869372

Please have a look, sign if you haven’t done so yet and forward the clip

(11 October 2012) Kommunal, the Swedish Municipal workers’ union, was recently campaigning in Gothenburg. Three of the shop stewards made participants of a water and sewerage conference support the European Citizens’ Initiative for the right to water and sanitation.

(11 October 2012) The Trade Unions Federation of Municipal and Local Economy Employees in Poland, asked me to take under my honorary patronage, the European Initiative, which has an aim to apply to the European Commission for acceptance of the law

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