Libellula is a laboratory for civic monitoring of local public spending and a format to build and sustain a local civic monitoring coalition. The first lab is based in Messina, Sicily. Moving from monitoring a specific case, Libellula aims at building a civic multi-stakeholder coalition which, while monitoring, simultaneously cultivates skills and capabilities of those involved to advocate for transparent and collaborative public spending in order to address the misuse of public money.
Based on the idea that cultural consumption is important both for enriching yourself as a person and strengthening the fabric of our society, in 2016 the Italian government introduced a 500€ cultural bonus for all 18-year-old people living in Italy. Young people can spend it on cultural items and activities such as going to theatres, concerts and museums, buying books, etc. They have to register online and then spend the money through the dedicated website 18app.it, accessible from any device. This was promoted through an extensive online campaign on social media by the government.
In order to rebuild the relationship between the administration and its stakeholders, the Chamber of Commerce of the Italian city of Cosenza has initiated project #OpenCameraCosenza. To achieve this objective, #OpenCameraConsenza rearranged the organizational and communication structures and together with the legal representative, the communications team used different tools to reach the administration's stakeholders: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Aurasma app, Qr-codes and the website.
The Administration of Rome had to decide how to use about 17 million euros for public works in the territory of the VIII District for projects concerning the environment, landscape and public green spaces, sustainable mobility and accessibility, urban regeneration and infrastructure, ideas or proposals for transversal projects. The innovation concerns the decision-making approach. For the first time, city users were involved in deciding how to allocate these resources.
Sardinia Region involved all the mobility stakeholders in participating in the “federated network of collective transport open data” and all the data concerning scheduled services were published: buses, trains, ferries, airplanes. Various info-mobility services were developed by ICT enterprises. A web application was developed to allow users to notify transport inefficiencies to agencies and public administration, which are now interconnected with users in order to improve public service quality.
How can we enforce a public mobility law collectively? Openrampette rebuilt the broken relationship between the City Administration, private businesses and disadvantaged people by co-designing public places accessibility solutions, through the collective intelligence of a wider audience.