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Open Data, Civic Monitoring,

Cohesion Policy for the high-school students

Partnership and Collaborations

ASOC is made possible by agreements with institutional partners that, in addition to promoting the educational programme nationally and internationally through awards, sponsorships and other incentives to school participation, commit to developing and producing supplemental educational materials that can be used in civic monitoring, support the central team to organise events, and facilitate communication with the teachers, students, and other partners involved.

ASOC is also made possible by a collaboration agreement with the Department for Cohesion Policies of the Office of Italy’s Prime Minister and Italy’s Ministry of Education and Research.
DOWNLOAD the agreement of February 2017 concerning implementation of the ASOC project and renewal of the agreement signed in May 2013.


ASOC also benefits from a protocol of intent between the Department for Cohesion Policies and the Representatives of the European Commission in Italy concerning the involvement of the network of Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs) and European Documentation Centres (EDCs) in support of the participating schools.
DOWNLOAD the agreement with the Representatives of the European Commission in Italy for the promotion of the OpenCohesion initiative by way of the Europe Direct network in Italy, May 2014


The educational activities of At the School of Open Cohesion are also made possible by the collaboration of Italy’s National Statistics Institute (Istat) formalised by way of a specific agreement for the promotion of statistics in school.
This synergy works to enhance the efforts of civic monitoring within the schools participating in ASOC by engaging experts at local Istat offices, integrating specific content into the syllabus, and being involved in local seminars and other events.

Thanks to a specific agreement with the Italian Senate in place since the 2017-2018 edition, a specific award is granted to one class participating in ASOC in the form of a guided tour of the Senate and the opportunity to experience a session of the Senate Assembly in Rome and to learn more about the regulatory inquiry process.

With the goal of further increasing awareness of European values, a collaboration is in place with the Department of European Policies of the Office of the Prime Minister whereby students and teachers can, by way of the Europa=NOI (Europe=Us) platform, make use of supplemental tools and materials concerning history, values, the constitution, progress, and European Union institutions and develop new skills in European citizenship while participating in interactive games and tournaments


Regional collaborations

Inaugurated for the 2016-2016 edition by way of the agreement with the Region of Sardinia and continued for the 2017-2018 edition by way of the agreement with the Region of Calabria and with the Region of Sicily, for the 2018-2019 edition with the Region of Campania and for the 2019-2020 edition with the Region of Tuscany, these regional ASOC collaborations enhance project efforts in the local communities with specific actions aimed at supporting the schools participating in the ASOC educational programme. The goal of these efforts is to consolidate the network or schools within the region, provide supplemental educational materials, organise community events, and provide additional awards to the best research projects conducted by the region’s schools.
Each partner Region works to encourage as many schools in their region to participate in the project for an approximate total of between 25 and 50 classes for each region. Other regional partnerships are currently being evaluated. The ASOC1920 teams and teachers of the communities in which there are active regional partnerships may interact with regional officials in order to resolve any issues, to organise events, and to request information concerning the project selected from the OpenCoesione platform.
Below is the contact information of the regional officials that the schools may contact for support:

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna:

Antonello Chessa:


Regione Calabria:

Ivonne Spadafora:


Regione Siciliana:

Marco Tornambè:


Regione Campania:

Ottavia Delle Cave:


Regione Toscana:

Sara Gemignani: