The implementation of the "Good (s) Monitoring, Europe!" project is underway, promoted by Libera, Associations, names and numbers against the mafias with the aim of creating social inclusion strategies for the most disadvantaged members of the population, by the means of public and social reuse of assets confiscated from organized crime in Europe and the activation of participatory bottom up processes for an integrated territorial development.
OpenCoesione is a partner of the project, funded by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission.
The actions foreseen within the "Good (s) Monitoring, Europe!" (a detailed project brief is published in the partnership section of the OpenCoesione portal) meet three specific objectives:
- mapping the best practices of public and social (direct and indirect) reuse of confiscated assets in Europe, in relation to the strengthening of existing instruments or activities in order to foster the involvement of citizens in cohesion policy;
- creation of a civic monitoring model, to be implemented in other European Union countries, for the effective reuse of confiscated assets, which can be replicated in similar areas of intervention (common assets, public policies, administrative procedures, etc.);
- activating civic planning programmes in Europe for the regeneration of urban and community spaces by the means of the enhancement of confiscated assets and the promotion of a European strategy connected to cohesion policies.
Several results to be achieved by the end of the project - 31 October 2021 - are represented by: the development of a new toolkit supporting civic monitoring actions for the enhancement of confiscated assets (replicable in other areas with the cohesion policy) and the establishment of an informal transnational network of monitoring civic communities to implement the exchange of good practices.
A recent Data Card published by OpenCoesione on 21 March 2021, on the occasion of the "National Day of Remembrance and Commitment in memory of all the victims of the mafia", is dedicated to cohesion policies and confiscated assets.