progetto terremoto


Monitoring Information Collaboration System

Disaster Risk Reduction


Alterego - Fabbrica dei diritti, Cittadinanzattiva Onlus, COOSS MARCHE ONLUS, Historical Institute of Macerata, onData Association, PsyPlus Onlus, Praxis Association, Terremotocentroitalia (TCI), University of Camerino, University of Macerata




Local civil society organizations, National and local authorities

Objective of the project

We have worked to promote a transparent and participatory process that could involve citizens, public entities and associations in the emergency response phases and during the reconstruction of the areas of the earthquake zone

Abstract of the project

The project has included laboratory paths to elaborate ideas/proposals for the reconstruction and for the future of the affected communities; activities aimed at students and teachers to promote the overcoming of trauma and the participation of young people in the rebuilding process; an online platform to aggregate and disseminate useful information from institutional and non-institutional sources about the offers of goods and services, requests/needs and other reports, and also training activities on civic monitoring and transparency in order to manage the implementation of rebuilding activities by institutions.


Context analysis

On the 24th of August 2016, Central Italy and, in particular, the area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions, was hit by a major earthquake, which caused a large number of human casualties and significant damages to infrastructures including houses, schools etc. Between October and November 2016 and again in January 2017, the area was hit by new earthquakes that caused further structural damage and victims and a slowdown in overcoming the emergency phase. In this phase, the lack of systematicity and transparency in the management of information by the institutions became evident and the population was unprepared to handle the bureaucratic procedures. 

Arquata del Tronto, AP, Italia

Pescara Del Tronto, Arquata del Tronto, AP, Italia

Acquasanta Terme, AP, Italia

Camerino, MC, Italia

Ussita, Ussita, MC, Italia

Visso, Visso, MC, Italia

Castelsantangelo sul Nera, MC, Italia

Muccia, Muccia, MC, Italia

The project was implemented in 8 villages including Arquata del Tronto, Pescara del Tronto, Acquasanta Terme, Camerino, Ussita, Visso, Castelsantangelo sul Nera and Muccia in the provinces of Macerata and Ascoli Piceno (Marche Region).

Implementation Period

01/10/2016 - 31/01/2019



  • 474 children
  • 467 adults


  • 15000 individuals living in the targeted communities

Project Strategy


  • Needs assessment
  • Psychological support
  • Children laboratories
  • Capacity building of local association, groups, and responsible institutions
  • Advocacy and lobby


  • School needs identified
  • School age children and citizens involved in training activities
  • One online platform created
  • Decision and policy-makers engaged


  • Local associations and committees are established and/or strengthened
  • School-age children suffer less post-traumatic stress and adopt a more proactive role in the reconstruction process
  • The innovative and technological civic activism model is acknowledged as an efficient monitoring mechanism by different stakeholders
  • Institutions that are responsible for the reconstruction process publish data in open source modality



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