LIBenter, a "grid of indicators" for civic monitoring of the PNRR

The association set up by Catholic University, Fondazione Etica and Libera, has developed a scientific model to evaluate the effectiveness of the projects contained in the Plan. The goal is to ensure maximum transparency.

The PNRR monitoring method studied by LIBenter, the temporary purpose association set up in 2021 by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, leader of the initiative, Fondazione Etica e Libera, is ready.
An initiative born with the intention, thanks to the involvement of universities, institutions and civil society, of preparing a widespread evaluation and "leading" tool, while using European funds, to contribute to the transparent and effective execution of each of the projects contained in the Italian PNRR.
In these days LIBenter has published on its website the evaluation method, the guide and the set of indicators (at this links the documentation).
The guide provides the indicators useful to follow the investment project in their various phases: from planning, to the tender and to the execution. It allows, for example, to evaluate the clarity of the implementation times, any variations in costs and timing, any use of digital technologies in planning and execution.
The scientific model, created by the Catholic University together with Fondazione Etica, with the collaboration of the University of Turin, is available to experts, associations and ordinary citizens who want to monitor the progress of a PNRR project in their own territory. The model will be used above all by groups of people with the contribution of Libera, basing on their skills gained in the creation of "monitoring communities". Moreover, Libera has been carrying out training activities for some time thanks to the "Common School" organized with the Abele Group; and monitoring communities have arisen or are continually arising, for example in Bologna, Grosseto, Siena, Bassano del Grappa.
Nicoletta Parisi, coordinator of LIBenter and professor of Law and Policies to combat internal and international corruption at the Catholic University: «The usefulness of the initiative is appreciated even more in the face of the critical issues present in the current level of transparency regarding the "grounding" of the PNRR. The site prepared by the Government (Italiadomani) presents difficulties in updating and does not provide detailed information capable of representing the various levels of execution of the single investment project; the platform - also governmental - for monitoring the measures contained in the PNRR, called ReGiS, is accessible only to public bodies and not to citizens. For this reason, however, it is necessary that the latter can have tools that allow transparency on how, in our case, the huge European and national resources allocated under the PNRR are used: civic monitoring is one of these tools».
Thus, LIBenter also intends to encourage and enhance the commitment of willing and responsible people who want to "accompany" the public administration (at its various levels, especially - because they are closer to the citizens - the provincial and municipal one) in the execution of the many projects financed by the Plan, using the tools of widespread control over public action, tools that are regulated by the rules that ensure the right to administrative transparency.