THE PROJECT

DEFINITION
  • Civic monitoring is a form of active citizenship in which groups of people or individual citizens share methods, tools and carry out activities in order to control, verify, collect ideas with regards to public policies and on how public money is spent.
  • It makes possible to improve the level of transparency of public procedures, activating effective forms of social control and collaborative dialogue with the institutions.

 

Transparency is understood as: “total accessibility, also through the publication on the institutional sites of public administrations, of information concerning every aspect of the organization, including indicators relating to management trends and the use of public resources, the results of the measurement and evaluation activities carried out by the competent bodies, in order to favor widespread civic forms of control of compliance with the principles of good performance and impartiality “.

OBJECTIVES

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.
METHOD

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

1. PICK-UP A PROJECT

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

2. CREATE A GROUP

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

3. DESK ANALYSIS

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

4. GO EXPLORING

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

5. CREATE THE REPORT

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

6. SHARE & DISSEMINATE

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