At the School of OpenCoesion (ASOC)
At the School of OpenCoesion (ASOC) is an innovative educational programme aimed at promoting and developing principles of active and aware citizenship in Italian schools, by means of research and civic monitoring of European and national public funding.
ASOC was born in 2013 and it is integral part of OpenCoesione, while being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the European Commission Representation in Italy. The nine editions carried out, comprised the 2021-2022 school year edition have involved 34,370 students and 2,894 teachers in civic monitoring of cohesion policy projects, which over the years have monitored 1,202 projects funded by cohesion policies.
During the 2019-2020 school year, the first European ASOC pilot testing was carried out, with the support of the European Commission DG Regio and the involvement of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Portugal and Spain. In the 2020-2021 edition, on the other hand, lower secondary schools have also engaged with the ASOC model for the first time.
During the school year 2021-2022, the international experimentation "ASOC in Europe" and the one dedicated to lower secondary schools (replicated with a further 10 comprehensive Institutes selected by the Ministry of Education, given the success and results achieved) were added, and a third one too which foresees the monitoring of projects financed by the ETC - European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, with the aim of involving Italian and European high schools that monitor the same project in a twinned form. A dedicated educational path is associated with each of the three experiments, which can be consulted here.
The information and other details contained within the interactive infographic are available on the website of At the School of OpenCoesion.
Starting from May 2022 it is online also a new section named ASOC Stories that represents a content published monthly that describes the impact of the civic monitoring actions carried out by the students of the "At the School of OpenCohesion" project on the operations financed in Italy by cohesion policies.
This page contains a list of all the projects used for the research and monitoring carried out by students who participated in the various editions of the At the School of OpenCoesion (ASOC), with the related metadata, in open format (.csv).