ALDA at the Contromafie event in Rome
Contromafie, the General States of antimafia is an event offered by Libera to the antimafia movement – at the Italian, European and any other level – in which associations and organizations committed against the various forms of organized and transnational crime and related corruption practices meet to compare strategies and paths, develop legal and administrative proposals, elaborate civil and non-violent actions, promote best practices and experiences in the field of freedom, citizenship, information, law, justice and solidarity.
The third edition of Contromafie, merged with the final activity of the project TIE, comes after five years from the previous one and has to take into account a social and political context which has changed dramatically, due to the serious repercussions caused by the global economic recession – unfortunately still ongoing – whose devastating effects were exasperated by the loss of ethical references and values, the lack of civil and cultural antibodies able to counter – especially among the younger generations – the perverse appeal of the apparently successful model of crime and lawlessness.
Contromafie is not a conference, not a showcase, but rather a space and a time for comparison, study, in-depth analysis: in the spotlight there are projects, routes, ideas to take stock of all the results achieved by the civil, social and responsible antimafia. Contromafie is a place for introducing to institutions the legislative and regulatory changes resulting from daily work, and to develop shared solutions to the problems and difficulties encountered met by who aims at enhancing the human being and his dignity in our country, liberating him from the slavery of mafia yoke and corruption, called “plague” first by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and then by Pope Francis.
ALDA will join the event as key partner of the Tackling Illegal Economy project and will bring in its expertise in promoting good governance and citizen participation at local level. Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager, will showcase the recommendations that the TIE partnership drafted on the occasion of the event on “Tackling money laundering and tax heavens in Europe” that ALDA organised at the European Parliament last 8-9 October 2014.