As one of the main organisations within the partnership, ALDA participated in the kick-off event of the European project TIE – “Tackling Illegal Economies”, funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime programme of the DG Home Affairs of the European Commission.

The meeting, organised by the Italian association Libera, took place in Marsala (Sicily) from 24-29 July and was an occasion to strengthen the bonds among the partners, to define their role and to develop the action plan of the project. As side event of Libera’s OLE – People have the Power! annual rally, it was also a unique opportunity to acquire detailed and up-to-date information on a topic of strong importance such as the impact of illegal economies in Italy and in Europe.
Renowned Italian MPs, journalists, prosecutors, academic professors, victims of Mafia and representatives of national associations, brought in their expertise and defined the overall frame of Mafia’s phenomenon. The attention though was put on the European dimension of its impact, therefore stressing the need of a more cohesive reaction both at national and European level.
Considering Mafias as a strictly Italian phenomenon has been identified as the main obstacle to tackle illegal economies efficiently at European level. Raising civil society’s awareness is therefore key, and ALDA will play a central role within the partnership by bringing in its multiannual expertise in this field.

As one of the main organisations within the partnership, ALDA participated in the kick-off event of the European project TIE – “Tackling Illegal Economies”, funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime programme of the DG Home Affairs of the European Commission.

The meeting, organised by the Italian association Libera, took place in Marsala (Sicily) from 24-29 July and was an occasion to strengthen the bonds among the partners, to define their role and to develop the action plan of the project. As side event of Libera’s OLE – People have the Power! annual rally, it was also a unique opportunity to acquire detailed and up-to-date information on a topic of strong importance such as the impact of illegal economies in Italy and in Europe.
Renowned Italian MPs, journalists, prosecutors, academic professors, victims of Mafia and representatives of national associations, brought in their expertise and defined the overall frame of Mafia’s phenomenon. The attention though was put on the European dimension of its impact, therefore stressing the need of a more cohesive reaction both at national and European level.
Considering Mafias as a strictly Italian phenomenon has been identified as the main obstacle to tackle illegal economies efficiently at European level. Raising civil society’s awareness is therefore key, and ALDA will play a central role within the partnership by bringing in its multiannual expertise in this field.