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Cohesion Policy for the high-school students

The International Initiative

The At the School of OpenCohesion educational path is now available, in addition to Italian, also in English, French, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, Catalan, Greek, Portuguese and Spanish.

The multilingual teaching system is available to all those - students, teachers, institutional representatives, communities of citizens - who are interested in engaging in a stimulating path of growth towards a better awareness and knowledge of public investment policies financed by European and national resources.

ASOC EU - The Pilot Project 2019-2021

In 2019 the European Commission - DG REGIO launched a Call for expression of interest addressed to the Member States to start an experiment in order to transfer the Italian model of the A Scuola di OpenCoesione (ASOC) project to the Higher Education Institutes of other countries. This decision arose precisely from the growing interest of the EU Commission in a project which, over the years, has been able to bring together networks of institutional subjects, associations, local communities, whose synergies have allowed to raise the quality of the project and extended its reach.

Then the first international dissemination of the approach, the tools, and the content of At the School of OpenCohesion (ASOC) project, took place in the following Membert States and Regions: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (Peloponnese, Thessaly, Ionian Islands), Portugal (Alentejo Region), Spain (Catalunya). which took part in the pilot project with 32 schools - participating teams.

The international pilot project resulted in the adaptation of the traditional Italian ASOC educational path to the needs of the participating countries. Consequently, the 4 lessons of the ASOC educational program are now available in English and in the languages ​​of the participating countries (Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Portuguese). In some cases they have even been supplemented with additional content.

During the school year 2020-2021, the project continued in ordinary form in Spain and Croatia, involving 22 school-teams (10 in Croatia, 12 in Spain).

Overall, the two ASOC EU editions reached a total of 1,235 students and 140 teachers, who then took part in 13 territorial events and 2 final international events.

The ASOC Team and the Communication Unit of DG REGIO supported the pilot with training, coaching and translating all the contents of the ASOC EU 2019-2021 pilot project

Watch all the videos made in the context of ASOC EU at this LINK!

Check the ASOC pilot project national websites:


At the School of OpenCohesion CROATIA

At the School of OpenCohesion SPAIN (Generalitat de Catalunya)

At the School of OpenCohesion GREECE


New actions to promote the model of civic participation and monitoring of public resources among students from all over Europe are about to be undertaken, also approaching the European Territorial Cooperation framework, in particular the Interreg Italy-Croatia, Italy-France Maritime, Italy-Austria and Italy-Switzerland Programmes, thanks to the support of the INTERACT Program, the Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion and the Managing Authorities of the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes