OpenCoesione at Glocal, the journalism festival of Varesenews


In Varese, the eleventh edition of Glocal, the digital journalism festival that observes the world from the local perspective, is scheduled from 10th to 12th November.

For the first time OpenCoesione is taking part in the festival as the protagonist of two of the 40 meetings scheduled over three days that will involve more than 110 speakers. The focus of the festival is related to the importance of the territories and the central topic of the debate is related to the "limits". "In recent decades we were used to continuous growth. In journalism we have experienced radical transformations, but even this profession has found new outlets, just think of the many new activities and figures" explains the creator and director of Glocal, Marco Giovannelli.

All the meetings and workshops proposed by Glocal, including those carried out in collaboration with OpenCoesione, give journalists the opportunity to obtain credits for continuing professional training (CVT). You can register on

Hereinafter the two scheduled appointments.

Friday 11th November, from 9 to 11

"Open data: an opportunity for local journalism", with Simona De Luca, coordinator of OpenCoesione, Alberto Puliafito, director of Slow News and Tomaso Bassani, deputy director of Varese News.


Friday 11 November, from 2pm to 4pm

"OpenCoesione a tool for journalists", with Simona De Luca, Fabio De Angelis, lead data analyst of OpenCoesione, and Cinzia Roma, who is a member of the At the School of OpenCohesion team and the board of Monihon, an association that deals with civic monitoring . This second appointment is a workshop to learn how to navigate the OpenCoesione platform and extract useful data for the journalistic story, especially for the local newspapers.


Info and complete agenda are available on the website of the Festival organized by Varesenews in collaboration with the Order of Journalists of Lombardy, the Lombardy Regional Council, ANSO - National Online Press Association - and Varese Chamber of Commerce.