“Civic Monitoring for the Future of Europe” is a project co-funded by the Europe for Citizens program of the European Commission, developed and promoted by a consortium of seven European organizations in six EU countries: Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland and Portugal.

The project starts from the recognition of the urgency of implementing a real ecological transition that allows Europe and the planet to tackle the climate and environmental emergency of our time and ensure a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

The other theoretical premise is that a challenge of this magnitude requires the active participation of all European citizens who should be involved both in defining the Union’s political priorities both in monitoring the resources allocated to local authorities for the realization of those projects needed to achieve the environmental and climate objectives.

The project aims to promote tools and methods of active citizenship in order to involve citizens in the monitoring process of the local administration activity, responsible to implement the projects in their regions.

After an initial training phase in the methodology of civic monitoring, the project provides for a series of 6 debate meetings in each of the project countries focusing on the monitoring of as many public projects completed or in progress and financed through the structural and cohesion funds allocated by the European Community. The monitoring process will end with the drafting of a real civic evaluation report with respect to the progress or the effectiveness of the funded projects. The reports will also include proposals of the citizens aimed at improving the projects or solving problems that the projects may have incurred. The reports will be published and viewable by all and returned to the public authorities for them to aknowledge.


The logo includes the most important elements of the project:

  • the magnifying glass that indicates the monitoring and verification activity carried out by the citizens
  • the small temple inside the lens that symbolizes the monitored public institution
  • the green leaves around are intended to emphasize the environmental focus of the monitoring activity

General objectives of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic partecipation at Union level


Specific aims of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • Encourage democratic and civic partecipation of citizens, by developing citizensunderstanding of the Union policy making process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level


Priorities of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • Debating the future of Europe and challenging Euroscepticism
  • Promoting Solidarity as a basic concept


Logic premises of the Project

  • Climate change mitigation and ecological transition are 2 main challenges on which the future of Europe (and of the world) depends on
  • Euro-scepticism and Eco-scepticism are related and have common grounds

According to data, eurosceptic countries are also the less convinced of the necessity of the «Green Deal».


Logic of intervention

  • Fight euro-scepticism by the mean of the ecological transition
  • Engage citizens to partecipate to the policy making process and the monitoring of effective and efficient use of public funds through facilitated civic monitoring sessions.

The civic monitoring methodology that will be used is developed and promoted by MONITHON.


Choose an EU funded project from your Country open data platform. Search for projects in your city or region.


Involve relevant stakeholders and experts for the particular project selected, including schools, NGOs, public institutions.


Learn everything you need about administrative procedures, news, contextual data.


Inspect the project site, make photos and videos; identify key people involved in the policy programming and project implementation; plan inteviews.


Create the civic monitoring report: describe the project, evaluate its progress and if finished its effectiveness.


Share results with policymakers, journalists, and interested citizens or make suggestions on how to improve the project.

Take a look at the project’s official document: here