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Project

Reception System Observatory

Migration

Partner

Openpolis

Donor

ActionAid

Stakeholders

Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), Local and national authorities

Objective of the project

To contribute to an informed dialogue on Italy’s reception system and improve transparency and accountability of the stakeholders involved

Context analysis

The local reception capacity has been stretched as Italy struggles to keep up with the large inflow of people arriving to Italy through the Mediterranean sea. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of arrivals of migrants increased from 66.000 to 176.000. In response to the 2014 spike in arrivals, the national authorities increased the capacity of the emergency reception centers (Cas) while the system of secondary level reception centres (Sprar) was not strengthened. Data by the Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) show a significant increase in the value of the procurement as well as in the number of tenders for the management of reception centers between 2012 and 2017. Despite the reception of migrants has become an important political and social issues, there is still limited to no availability of accessible and verifiable data and very different and irregular sources of information.

Italy

The project involved the collection of data across Italy. 

Implementation Period

01/01/2017 - 30/11/2018

Beneficiaries

Direct

  • Contracting authorities
  • Bidders 

Indirect

  • Migrants 
  • General public 
  • Authorities

Project Intervention Logic

Activities

  • Collect data on tenders from the ANAC database and from prefectures 
  • Analyze the data collected
  • Develop case studies  

Outputs

  • More than 12.000 contracts for the period 2012-2017 analyzed 
  • 2 case studies developed 

Outcomes

  • The understanding of how the Italian reception system works is improved and data are made publicly available

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