Reuse of data

The data published by OpenCoesione are representing the information base for analysis, visualizations, applications and research, that starting from the projects go all in detail on implementation of cohesion policies with aim to observe their impact on citizens and enterprises.

This page comprises documents, infographics and in-depth analysis  that are based on OpenCoesione available data. In addition have been quoted several articles published on the newspaper and international magazines, blogs and reports talking about OpenCoesione.

You can help us gather other experiences of re-using OpenCoesione data by contacting us in the page form.

01/12/2019

The territorial dimension of cohesion policies

The ninth Report prepared by IFEL on the territorial dimension of cohesion policies immediately provides the financial progress framework of the 2014-2020 ESI Funds at European level and in Italy, with specific analysis dedicated to complementary programmes and development pacts. 
The Report also deals with the future of cohesion policy for 2021-2027 in terms of funds allocated, as well as in terms of the new programming preparation, with reference to the strategies dedicated to territorial and urban development.
 

La dimensione territoriale nelle politiche di coesione: nona edizione Download pdf (1.1 MB)
01/12/2019

Italian Tourism Report

The OpenCoesione data are the baseline for the two chapters of the "XXIII Italian Tourism Report", published in December 2019 by the Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) of the National Research Council. In particular, the chapter 5.1 "Tourism in EU cohesion policies and in national policies", edited by Oriana Cuccu, Simona De Luca, Anna Misiani and Antonio Andreoli, and the chapter 5.3 "Tourism as an opportunity for the development of the National internal areas", edited by Anna Ceci, Oriana Cuccu, Anna Misiani, Cinzia Aloinsantoni, Susanna Costantini, Antonio Andreoli and Luca Gianotti.

Il turismo nelle politiche di coesione comunitarie e nazionali Download pdf (900.2 KB)
Il turismo come opportunità di sviluppo per le aree interne del Paese Download pdf (1.4 MB)
01/08/2019

Gender budgeting for the 2018 general state report, Ministry of Economy and Finance - RGS Department

Gender budgeting is an instrument which aims to achieve greater transparency regarding the allocation of budgetary resources and their impact on men and women. Indeed, men and women are influenced differently by budgetary decisions not only in relation to specific policies, but also in relation to their different socio-economic situations, individual needs and social behavior.

The gender budgeting for the 2018 general State Report follows the methodology indicated by the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 16 June 2017 and is applied to previous trials for 2016 and 2017.

It is provided a representation of the state budget expenditure reclassified from a gender perspective, as well as a series of statistical indicators to monitor the actions taken (also in the context of cohesion policies) to affect gender inequalities and their association with the structure of the balance sheet, as well as an analysis of the gender impact of the main tax policy measures.

The Report to the Parliament for the year 2018 is available at this link

01/05/2019

Dying from the aids. Policy failures for the South (and how to avoid them)

What do we know about the effectiveness of policies for the development of the South? Have they achieved their goals? Have there been any negative side effects? "Dying from the aids. Policy failures for the South (and how to avoid them)" is a book written by Antonio Accetturo and Guido de Blasio, with an introduction by Nicola Rossi, published for the Bruno Leoni Institute.

It explains how in the last twenty-five years the progress of economic science and the availability of new data have made it possible carrying out a precise analysis of the results of aid to the South: thanks to the use of rigorous statistical methodologies, we are now able to verify whether monetary transfers have actually contributed to raising the situation on the South. From this book reading , arrises that the evidence in favor of such interventions is however very week and is even more disappointing than that inferable from similar policies used in other countries. The book is available at this link on the Bruno Leoni Institute website.

29/04/2019

Working Paper of the Bank of Italy, Discussion topic, N. 1214

Public interventions aimed at regenerating rundown urban areas are an important part of regional development policies. The paper estimates the effects on the evolution of population and local economic conditions of some interventions that took place in small and medium-sized cities in the Centre and North of Italy over the period 2008-12.

The projects were mostly directed towards improving the public realm. Part of the resources was also spent on improving housing quality and on subsidies for stimulating local growth. On average, the interventions did not have any effect on population dynamics and local economic conditions. Only the largest scale interventions that focused on the public realm have led to an increase in house prices, which can be explained by the increased attractiveness of the area.

No. 1214 - Anything new in town? The local effects of urban regeneration policies in Italy Download pdf (1.5 MB)
28/02/2019

Regional Factsheets of the Agency for Territorial Cohesion

The Agency for Territorial Cohesion makes available the publications related to the topics of strategic interest and in line with the objectives pursued by the Agency itself.
In particular, the socio-economic analysis of the Italian territory and the analysis of cohesion policies' funds are provided through the publication of the 2018 Regional Factsheets available at the following link [in Italian language only].

28/12/2018

Italian Tourism Report

The OpenCoesione data are the baseline for one of the chapters of the "XXII Italian Tourism Report", published in December 2018 by the Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) of the National Research Council.

In particular, the chapter 5.1 "Tourism in EU cohesion policies and in national policies", edited by Oriana Cuccu, Simona De Luca, Anna Misiani, Antonio Andreoli and Mara Guia.

Il turismo nelle politiche di coesione comunitarie e nazionali Download pdf (629.5 KB)
06/12/2018

The territorial dimension of cohesion policies

The eight report prepared by IFEL on the territorial dimension of cohesion policies immediately provides the financial progress framework of the 2014-2020 ESI Funds at European level and in Italy, with specific analysis dedicated to complementary programmes and development pacts. 
The territorial dimension of cohesion policy is being considered both by the means of an analysis of the ERDF and ESF 2014-2020 projects carried out by the Municipalities in the role of beneficiaries, and by the means of an overview of the state of the art of the implementation of regional urban agendas in Italy and the National Strategy of Internal Areas. 


The Report also deals with the budget proposal of the European Union for 2021-2027 and compares the current programming period setting with that of the upcoming seven years period, also with reference to strategies dedicated to cities and territories.


Finally, with the support of Regional Public Accounts System, the issue of additionality of EU funds is addressed in a specific Focus relating to public spending and funds allocated for the Southern territories.

La dimensione territoriale nelle politiche di coesione: ottava edizione Download pdf (866.9 KB)
04/12/2018

Economy of the Culture

Quarterly magazine of the Association for the Economy of Culture 4/2018, starting from pages 491-508 (DOI: 10.1446 / 92244), provides a factual and counterfactual analysis on tourist attraction and on the effectiveness of cultural valorization policies in Apulia.

It is possible to read the brief introduction and to purchase the article written by Raffaele Colaizzo, Marco Letta, Pierluigi Montalbano at the following link

Versione pre-print: Analisi fattuale e controfattuale dell’efficacia delle politiche di valorizzazione culturale per l’attrazione turistica: il caso Puglia Download pdf (873.2 KB)
15/06/2018

Working Paper of the Bank of Italy, Discussion topic, N. 1180

The paper investigates the relationship between public transfers and white collar crimes at the local level. The transfer of a large amount of financial resources from a central level of government can reduce the accountability of local administrators and create incentives for them to grab rents. The analysis draws on data from the EU structural funds to Southern Italy between 2007 and 2014.

The report estimates a positive correlation between the amount of EU funds and the number of white collar crimes in the recipient municipality: a 10% increase in the amount of funds is correlated with a 0.4% increase in the number of white collar crimes. While this estimate may be partially biased, a number of robustness checks support a possible causal interpretation of the results. Hence the importance of a policy of strict control over the assignment, disbursement and management of the funds.

The document is prepared by Ilaria De Angelis, Guido de Blasio and Lucia Rizzica.

No. 1180 - On the unintended effects of public transfers: evidence from EU funding to Southern Italy Download pdf (657.8 KB)
29/12/2017

Italian Tourism Report

The OpenCoesione data are the baseline for one of the chapters of the "XXI Italian Tourism Report", published in December 2017 by the Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) of the National Research Council.

In particular, the chapter 5.1 "Tourism in EU cohesion policies and in national policies", edited by Oriana Cuccu, Simona De Luca, Anna Misiani, Carlo Amati, Antonio Andreoli, Federica Di Piazza, Sara Gaudino and Tecla Livi.

Il turismo nelle politiche di coesione comunitarie e nazionali Download pdf (733.6 KB)
28/12/2017

Regional Factsheets of the Agency for Territorial Cohesion

The Agency for Territorial Cohesion makes available the publications related to the topics of strategic interest and in line with the objectives pursued by the Agency itself.
In particular, the socio-economic analysis of the Italian territory and the analysis of cohesion policies' funds are provided through the publication of the 2017 Regional Factsheets available at the following link [in Italian language only].

17/11/2017

The territorial dimension of cohesion policies

The seventh report prepared by IFEL on the territorial dimension of cohesion policies in its first part provides the analysis of the data related to the certification of the 2007-2013 programming period, with particular attention to the involvement of the municipalities in the role of implementers of ERDF, ESF and FSC funded projects.

The second part provides an overview of the financial progress of the 2014-2020 ESI Funds at European level and in Italy. Specific analyzes are dedicated to complementary programmes and the implementation of regional urban Agendas in Italy and the National Strategy of Internal Areas.


Finally, with the support of Regional Public Accounts System, the issue of additionality of EU funds is addressed in a specific Focus relating to public spending and funds allocated for the Southern territories.

La dimensione territoriale nelle politiche di coesione: settima edizione Download pdf (1.0 MB)
16/10/2017

SVIMEZ notebook - nr. special 47

The SVIMEZ notebook - nr. special 47, curated by Manin Carabba, Riccardo Padovani and Laura Polverari, is entitled "Cohesion policies in Europe between austerity and new challenges".


In this number of the SVIMEZ notebooks are reproduced the texts of the reports and interventions presented by the various experts and speakers of the Seminar "Cohesion policies in Europe between austerity and new challenges" that took place in March 31, 2016 at the SVIMEZ Library in Rome.

Quaderni SVIMEZ - Numero Speciale 47 Download pdf (2.9 MB)
10/10/2017

Paper published in European Journal of Spatial Development

Multi-level Territorial Governance and Cohesion Policy. Structural Funds and the Timing of Development in Palermo and the Italian Mezzogiorno, article prepared by Simone Tulumello and published on European Journal of Spatial Development, explores the role of changing arrangements of multi-level territorial governance in the European Cohesion Policy.

It hypothesises the existence of a temporal duality between successful / unsuccessful phases of Cohesion Policy between the 1990s and 2000s, that is, a structural change in the implementation of Structural Funds stemming from the reforms at the turn of the millennium

The article seeks to understand the implications of such a duality using case study analysis, with the theoretical aim of exploring in-depth the connections between the European and the local scale. It analyses in the long term (1994-2013) the use of Structural Funds for urban development in a specific context, the city of Palermo in the Objective 1 region of Sicily, under-explored by international literature.

Multi-level Territorial Governance and Cohesion Policy: Structural Funds and the Timing of Development in Palermo and the Italian Mezzogiorno Download pdf (549.3 KB)
13/09/2017

Data and research Welforum

Welforum.it publishes an analysis carried out and aimed at highlighting the calls for proposals and opportunities financed by the structural funds from 2015 to September 2017 on the social inclusion topics.


Chiara Crepaldi, the author of the article Social inclusion and structural funds: Calls for proposals and funding opportunities: an analysis of Open Cohesion, starts from the data available in the database on the Open Coesione portal which is updated daily and is filtered by type of fund , date of publication and closure, object, amount, theme, type of beneficiaries and accompanied by a link that refers to the page of the site of the managing authority of the fund and the relative notice.


An analysis focused on territorial dimention allows to identify the regions that have published the highest number of calls and allocated the highest amount of funds.

11/10/2016

The territorial dimension of cohesion policies

The sixth report prepared by IFEL on the territorial dimension of cohesion policies provides an update on the previous edition of the document.

The first part is dedicated to the new 2014-2020 programming period, while the second part provides an in-depth analysis on the 2007-2013 programming period in the current closure phase.
In addition, this year's edition addresses the issue of additionality of EU resources in a specific Focus relating to public spending and funds allocated for the South.

La dimensione territoriale nelle politiche di coesione: sesta edizione Download pdf (1.9 MB)
17/08/2016

Paper published in Electronic Government EGOV 2016

Open Government Data Ecosystems: Linking Transparency for Innovation with Transparency for Participation and Accountability,  prepared by Luigi Reggi e Sharon Dawes, is a name of the document published on the website of the University of Albany New York, which deals with the issue of the open public data ecosystem and their potential connection with economic and social innovation, civic participation, public-private collaboration, and public accountability

Through an exploratory case study the intention is to show how two related cycles of influences can flow from open data publication. The first addresses transparency for innovation goals, the second addresses larger issues of data use for public engagement and greater government accountability. Together they help explain the potential and also the barriers to reaching both kinds of goals.

Open Government Data Ecosystems: Linking Transparency for Innovation with Transparency for Participation and Accountability Download pdf (396.6 KB)
13/07/2016

Italian Tourism Report

The "XX Italian Tourism Report", prepared by Turistica - New Mercury Tourism Consulting and by the CNR Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) is published in July 2016 by the National Tourism Observatory.

In particular, OpenCoesione data are the baseline of one of the chapters Tourism in cohesion policy: from 2007-2013 to 2014-2020, edited by Maria Rosa Basile, Oriana Cuccu and Simona De Luca

Il turismo nella politica di coesione: dal 2007-2013 al 2014-2020 Download pdf (916.0 KB)
08/07/2016

Study of the EU Parliament Europeo on transparency and accessibility of the EU Funds

Policy Department on Budgetary Affairs of the European Parliament publishes the study "How the EU and Member States manage data transparency and accessibility on EU funds".

The objective of this study is to identify factors that impact on transparency and accessibility in the EU and its Member States. Cases studies with reference to shared management have been carried out in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. A variety of funds in direct and indirect management as well as the European Development Fund are also part of the research. The periods under scrutiny are the Multiannual Financial Frameworks (MFF) 2007 – 2013 and in particular 2014 - 2020.Finally, the study concludes with evidence-based policy recommendations which can allow further data transparency and accessibility.

 

How the EU & MS manage data transparency and the accessibility on EU funds Download pdf (2.3 MB)