AreALibera: the results achieved by the company ruled by Nicola Orazzini

Born in November 2014, the AreALibera project employees 3 persons and is registered under the Italian law as innovative start up in the section of the company register of the Chamber of Commerce of Livorno dedicated to the innovative start-ups. From 31 December until today, the results achieved are excellent: the local administrators using the platform increased from 250 to 400, an increase of 284% on an annual basis. The portal opened access to citizens in June 2016, performing 250 registrations in two days. An agreement with the city of Reggio Calabria is to be signed in the near future, expanding the experiences already made in Tuscany and Basilicata. The platform has an high potential impact in term of users and can be replicated in similar frameworks in Italy and in Europe. Reaching a European dimension soon is a key ambition of the project. The first step to make this goal possible is to map all of the different patterns of public administration in Europe. The countries analysed will amount to a minimum of 14 among the ones which joined the EU. Various different law traditions featuring different institutional and administrative models will be taken into consideration. The study process foresaw the following stage: (1) Administrative context (2) Institutional levels (3) The concrete benefits (4) Language translation and the exploitation of an empirical trial. The ambition is to reach many European countries.