Briefs, Data Cards and Windows

This section includes:

- OpenCoesione briefs: providing information and food for thought on cohesion policies and specific aspects related to ongoing projects, as well as updates to published data.

- Data Cards: a selection of projects dedicated to specific issues or events for the purpose of highlighting the contribution made by cohesion policies, while promoting the initiatives financed and related content in a clear manner supported by charts and figures.


Data Card - Politiche di coesione nel Mar Mediterraneo

L'8 luglio si celebra la Giornata internazionale del Mar Mediterraneo: rappresenta un’occasione per aumentare la consapevolezza sullo stato di salute di quello che i romani chiamavano Mare Nostrum e sui pericoli che lo minacciano. In questa occasione, OpenCoesione dedica una Data Card a raccontare i progetti delle politiche di coesione per il Mediterraneo.


Data Card – Cycling mobility in projects monitored by the ASOC2021 team

The 3rd of June is World Bicycle Day, established by the United Nations to celebrate the “uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle”, which is used all nations. In 2021, the awards ceremony for the 20-21 edition of At the School of OpenCohesion (ASOC) is to be held on 4 June, so OpenCoesione has chosen to dedicate a data card to cycling-related projects that have been the subject of civic monitoring by teams of students who took part in the ASOC educational programme.

We have focused our attention on 5 projects promoting urban mobility and cycle tourism in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Veneto (2), Umbria and Sicily. 


Data Card - Cohesion policies and landfills

Cohesion policies are participating in the Italian government's effort to clean up landfills that are subject or potentially subject to EU infringement procedures. In particular, resources from the Fund for Development and Cohesion (FSC) are financing interventions to secure and adapt sites affected by the presence of waste causing environmental damage.
OpenCoesione dedicates a DataCard to the issue of landfills: 38 interventions related to the securing of 36 landfills subject to infringement procedures are monitored on the portal: since 2017, the resolution of environmental problems related to these sites is entrusted to an Extraordinary Commissioner.
The total public cost for the 38 projects is EUR 50.25 million and the progress of the activities involves payments of EUR 17.92 million at 31 December 2020.


Data Card - Cohesion policies and confiscated assets

Twenty-five years ago, on 21 March 1996, the 'Day of Memory and Commitment in Remembrance of All Victims of the Mafias', promoted by the association Libera, was celebrated for the first time in Rome, in the Campidoglio square. In March 2017, a bill was passed establishing and recognising the same date as a national day.

This year, 21 March, is the occasion for OpenCoesione to take stock with a Data Card on cohesion policy initiatives concerning the re-use of confiscated assets, starting with the "National strategy for the valorisation of confiscated assets through cohesion policies". As of 31 December 2020, 415 projects with a net public funding of EUR 273.21 million are monitored on the portal.


Data Card - Cohesion policy investments in museums

OpenCoesione dedicates a DataCard to the investments of cohesion policies on museums and similar institutions, financed by European structural funds and the national Development and Cohesion Fund, starting from the data linkage activity that led to data match of the operations of the focus "Culture" (updated to 30th June 2020) with the repository of the 4,908 museums, galleries, collections, archaeological areas and parks, monuments and monumental complexes (state and non-state) detected by Istat with reference to 2018. The results of the matching are: 1,195 projects - both infrastructural and intangible - for a cost of about 1.76 billion euros (equal respectively to 11% of the projects and 23% of the investments recorded in the field of Culture at the reference date). A total of 653 institutions are involved, 7 of which are the protagonists of the stories described in this Data Card.


Data Card - Biomass, At the School of OpenCohesion & AzzerCO2

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force, the first global agreement to combat climate change. It was published in December 1997, as part of the 3rd meeting of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on the climate (UNFCCC) and became operational following the signature made by 55 countries. On the occasion of the anniversary, OpenCoesione is publishing a Data Card dedicated at highlighting the result of the partnership signed in November 2019 with AzzeroCO2, an organization that promotes environmental awareness campaigns, and focuses on several projects financed by cohesion policy and related to the energy production from biomass.


Data Card - “At the School of OpenCohesion”: European project

The 24th January is marked as International Education Day: the United Nations celebrates its key role in setting up the conditions for peace and sustainable development. In 2021 this Day takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to the closure of schools, universities, other learning institutions and programmes.OpenCoesione publishes a Data Card highlighting a response to the ongoing health emergency by the EU project At the School of OpenCohesion (ASOC): launched in 2013 in Italy, it involved over 30 thousand secondary school students from 6 European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal) in civic monitoring activities on projects financed by cohesion policy.





Data Card - Cohesion policies and the mountains

December 11th is International Mountain Day, which the United Nations celebrate since 2003. On this occasion, OpenCoesione dedicates a Data Card to the interventions of cohesion policies in favour of mountain territories. These are projects that affect the whole country, from North to South, from the Alps to the Apennines, with a keen eye on the theme of biodiversity, the main theme of the International Mountain Day 2020.
Biodiversity at risk, because it is "threatened by climate change and overexploitation" (UN, 2020).
Focus is given to the projects of the National Internal Areas Strategy aimed at guarantee the access to essential services in the most marginal areas of the country.


Data Card - Cohesion policies and sustainable mobility

Within the scope of the 36th Annual Assembly of ANCI, set for 17-19 November, was announced the winner of the 4th edition of the Urban Award: Municipality of Parma. The award is aimed at encouraging the municipalities to invest in the future by supporting projects to promote cycling and other forms of sustainable mobility, being also one of the areas of action towards TO 4, Sustainable energy and the life quality of the PA 2014-2020. Specifically, 2,1 Bilions of Euro are dedicated to the sustainable mobility in the urban areas.

This Data Card will present 6 projects that highlight different types of operations, all financed by the cohesion policies and aimed at supporting the transition towards sustainable mobility.


Data Card - Cohesion Policies and Cinema

Due to the pandemic emergency caused by COVID-19, Italian cinemas are closed by the means of Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) dated 24 October 2020, in force until 24 Nov. 2020 (subject to further decisions). OpenCoesione publishes a DataCard to highlight cohesion policy projects related to new cinema and TV productions and operations financing the digitization of cinemas.

In particular was analysed the Sensi Contemporanei programme - which since 2000 has financed different actions for economic and social development through cinema in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily - and in the 2014-2020 programming period is active in Tuscany, as well as the operations financing digitalization during the Programming period 2007-2013.