A site to connect the initiatives and proposals of the many European associations because global phenomena such as the mafias require global responses to govern them
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Capaci massacre where the anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and the men of his police escort, Vito Schifani, Rocco Dicillo and Antonio Montinaro, lost their lives, the European network of associations and movements CHANCE – Civil Hub Against orgaNised Crime in Europe – promoted by Libera publishes the website www.chance.international. CHANCE is the network of associations, movements and informal groups throughout Europe that are committed to the promotion of social and environmental justice through the construction of innovative paths of social prevention to fight organised crime and corrupt phenomena. A site to connect the initiatives and proposals of the many European associations to ask Europe, the European institutions, for the fundamental involvement of responsible civil society, because global phenomena such as mafia, organised crime and corruption require global responses. Today, our increasingly interdependent world creates opportunities for organised crime to cross borders and exploit the lack of a common legal and fiscal framework. This points to the current need for information exchange and unity of action in stepping up the fight against organised crime and corruption. Giovanni Falcone’s revolutionary insight is more relevant than ever and deserves to be reiterated: Follow the money.
Falcone’s innovative approach has opened up a wide range of new opportunities for cooperation between legislators, the judiciary and the police, making it possible to raise prevention and repression actions to an international level. Civil society can and should play a leading role in monitoring and reporting on the growing influence of corruption and organised crime in Europe. It should promote policies and interventions that curb the social attractiveness of crime, especially in these times when crises and wars provide fertile ground for its proliferation.
Let us seize Europe’s CHANCE to defeat organised crime and promote social justice, now also online!