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 - “At the School of OpenCohesion”: il progetto europeo

Il 24 gennaio è la Giornata Internazionale dell’Educazione: le Nazioni Unite ne celebrano il ruolo chiave nella costruzione di condizioni di pace e sviluppo sostenibile. Nel 2021, International Education Day si svolge sulla scia della pandemia COVID-19 che ha portato alla chiusura di scuole, università e altri istituti di apprendimento. In quest’occasione, OpenCoesione racconta in una Data Card la risposta all’emergenza e alla pandemia del progetto A Scuola di OpenCoesione (ASOC): avviato nel 2013 nel nostro Paese, ha coinvolto oltre 30mila studenti delle scuole secondarie di secondo grado di 6 Paesi europei (Bulgaria, Croazia, Grecia, Italia, Spagna e Portogallo) in attività di monitoraggio civico sui progetti finanziati dalle politiche di coesione.


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.


Data Card - Hydrogeological instability

On Tuesday 13th October is celebrated the United Nations International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, dedicated in 2020 to the theme of governance, and therefore to the ability of countries to prepare "strategies for reducing the risk of disasters at national and local level".
On this occasion, the OpenCoesione Data Card underlines the cohesion policies as a mean to contain and reduce the hydrogeological instability in Italy. 
In the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods, in particular, our country has promoted through the cohesion policy 7,250 interventions against instability, with a total public cost of 7.8 billion euros (payments amount to 3,5 billion euros, according to the data updated at 30th June 2020).


Data Card - At the School of OpenCohesion

On 12th August  is celebrated International Youth Day, established by the United Nations in 1999. The theme chosen for the 2020 edition is "Youth Engagement for Global Action". On the occasion of this day the OpenCoesione dedicates a DataCard  to "At the School of OpenCohesion" - the innovative educational programme aimed at promoting and developing principles of active and conscious citizenship in high schools, which accompanies students in research activities and civic monitoring of European and national funds.


Data Card - Slow Tourism

For years Italy is promoting forms of tourism capable of enhancing the landscape, artistic and cultural heritage spread throughout the national territory, and with the support of cohesion policies' funds. While the summer time is approaching, the idea is to present some of the projects financed by EU funds that concern cycling itineraries and paths, unusual and less-known routes, standing out of the traditional-commercial tourist routes.

This DataCard is dedicated to the curious traveler, aware of the importance of the environmental sustainability and tangible and intangible heritage.


Data Card - Renewable energy

EUSEW - the European Week dedicated to renewable energies is an initiative of the European Commission scheduled between 22 and 26 June. This year, also following the corona virus outbreak, the chosen theme is "Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth" dealing with the issue of overcoming the crisis, and how clean energy can be a tool for recovery and sustainable growth. The European Week is the reason for this Data Card, dedicated to OpenCoesione projects that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Data Card - Biodiversity

World Environment Day is a holiday proclaimed in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, on the occasion of the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme. Since 1974 it has been celebrated every year on June 5th. World Environment Day 2020 is dedicated to the theme of biodiversity, "the infrastructure that supports life on Earth and the development of the human being" underline the United Nations.
On the occasion of WED 2020, OpenCoesione thus publishes a Data Card dedicated to the interventions of cohesion policies to protect and enhance biodiversity in Italy.


Data card - Museums for Equality

On May 18 is celebrated the International Museum Day 2020 this year dedicated it to the theme "Museums for equality: diversity and inclusion". An even more significant day for Italy, where museums and monuments will be able to reopen to the public whether the safety protocols established by the authorities for flattening down the Covid-19 emergency have been adopted. OpenCoesione publishes a Data Card to underline the role of cohesion policies in supporting culture and cultural sites, and in particular of museums, with a focus on a small but representative selection of places where cohesion policies have financed various types of interventions favouring accessibility and inclusion: the Royal Palace of Carditello, the Verrucole Castle and several UNESCO sites in the Adriatic area.