Entries by Monithon

We need more data on how Italian RRF projects are progressing

The Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) was approved by the European Council on 13 July 2021. Since then, a complex administrative machine has started with the aim of implementing such an ambitious and financially relevant plan. A machine that involved all levels of government, from national to local. PNRR investments are made through projects. Each […]

iMonitor, a civic monitoring network to prevent corruption, is launched: join us!

December 9th is the International Day against Corruption, an opportunity to raise awareness of the consequences of this social, political, and economic phenomenon which affects all countries and deprives citizens of fundamental rights, slows down economic development, undermines the institutions, and the rule of law. We take this opportunity to announce Monithon’s participation in the iMonitor […]

Italian government releases open data on Recovery projects

This is one of the most awaited news by Italian transparency advocates, journalists, and researchers. Two years after the launch of the Italian Recovery Plan (PNRR) and countless calls for transparency, it is now possible to access the information contained in the monitoring system of the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the individual projects […]

Environmental monitoring in Salento

The long work of the Mobius Circle APS – Precious Plastic Salento association concluded yesterday, which used the Monithon method for its first work of civic monitoring of public projects. A work that began last year thanks to the European project Civic Monitoring for the future of Europe , for which Monithon provided a specialized training course on […]

Italian civil society asks the Government for data on the projects funded by the Recovery Plan

On November 30th, 2022, more than 60 Italian civil society entities (here is the full list, updated daily) representing citizens, associations, groups, movements, universities, and research centers, sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, and to the Minister for the European Affairs, Cohesion Policies and the RRF, Raffaele Fitto, denouncing the serious […]

Welcome Kohesio, the new tool for discovering projects for territorial cohesion throughout Europe

Well done European Commission! Kohesio – the online platform that collects data and information on over 1.5 million projects financed by Cohesion Policy all over Europe – was launched earlier today by Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, after being published in beta version for a while. 📣We launch today a new database #Kohesio allowing everyone to discover […]

Monithon meets the New York Public Library

Yesterday we had the honor to have a conversation with brilliant Daphna Blatt and Caitlyn Colman-McGaw from the New York Public Library (NYPL) about future applications of civic monitoring in New York City. Daphna Blatt, who is Director of Strategic Research & Analytics at the NYPL, learned about us in the book Mistrust by our […]

There is a new app in town: Monithon Project Finder helps you discover EU-funded project in your city

On Friday 16 April was presented to the public the “Monithon Project Finder” – a new web application created by Monithon in collaboration with the designers and developers of Sheldon Studio, starting from the open data published by OpenCoesione, which helps to locate the projects financed in the environmental sector from European funds 2014-2020. An […]

MoniTutor is the new online mentor for citizens monitoring how public funding is spent

MoniTutor is a new, Italian online guide developed by Monithon, a civil society initiative that provides methods and tools for citizens that want to monitor how public money is used. Since 2013, anyone can use the Monithon online platform to send “civic monitoring reports” evaluating the effectiveness of public projects funded by the European Union […]

Monithon shortlisted for the ODI Open Data Award

We’re happy to announce that Monithon was included in the short list of possibile winners of the Open Data Institute Open Data Award! The ceremony will take place on the evening of the 4 November in London during the ODI Summit, a 2-days conference with talks and training opportunities. The panel of international judges includes Beth Noveck, director […]

QR codes and the transparency of the EU Policy

QR codes, a technology that dates back to the 1990s, have been considered a failure by many marketing experts. In this video, Scott Stratten explains why “QR codes kill kittens” 🙂 However, since WeChat had successfully included a QR code reader in its mobile application in China, QR codes seem to have been back on the […]

Monithon and OpenCoesione will represent Italy at the OGP Awards!

Public voting nominates Monithon and OpenCoesione to represent Italy at the OGP Awards! The public consultation that took place at the end of May has officially made its choice: with an 82% share of the votes, the OpenCoesione-Monithon partnership (which includes also A Scuola di OpenCoesione) will be Italy’s candidate at the OGP Awards. We […]

A new monithon at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

A new “monithon” is coming at the International Journalism Festival 2014. Meet us at the 2nd #ijf14 hackathon to unleash the power of open data and citizen journalism, and come investigate how the city of Perugia spends its public funds. During the event, a curious crew of monithoners will mash, remix and play with the information […]