“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.