There are many people around the world committed to fight organised crime, money laundering and illicit financial flows, lobbying for greater transparency and improved drug laws. State institutions cannot tackle social phenomena like mafias, mafia-cultures and corruption on their own. Commitment and cooperation with civil society are essential to recognising and delegitimising criminal actors, depriving them of their breeding ground, and building a sustainable and just future for all. That is why we need to get to know each other. Coreact 2019 is the perfect possibility for this.

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Friday evening, starting at 4.30pm with the registration, will be dedicated to the story of two journalists who investigated organised crime, corruption and illicit financial flows: Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta and Ján Kuciak in Slovakia. Their brutal killings made evident what happens if structures of organised crime are not tackled enough. We want to put a special focus on civil societies‘ possibilities to change such situations. We are happy to have Corinne Vella, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sister, and Pavla Holcova (tbc), who worked together with Ján Kuciak, as our guests.

We are happy that Etta Scollo will play some of her wonderful songs for us! The opening will be followed by a party at Mirika with special guests starting at 9.30pm.

16:30 – 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 20:00 Journalism in danger? – while remembering the work of investigative journalists Daphne Caruana Galizia and Ján Kuciak, we will speak about the importance of investigative journalism for society as a whole and for the work of civil society organizations in particular. Guests will be Corinne Vella, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sister, and Pavla Holcova (tbc), who worked together with Ján Kuciak.
Music by Etta Scollo
21:30 – open end Party at Mirika

On Saturday, we will be offering workshops on the following topics (the list is still work in progress, titles may be subject to change):

How to convince politicians to fight for your cause How can civil society have an impact at the European level? Let’s reach the right representatives with our messages. Vittorio Agnoletto
How to build a factory of utopias in a context of violence It can be difficult to create bridges between people, especially in conflict situations. But everything can change when moving to a more intimate and abstract level. Experiences from Colombia. Dario Sendoya
Active citizenship: how to fight against human trafficking Some problems are so complex that many different social actors have to work together to face them. One example: human and organs trafficking in Romania. Silvia Tabusca
How to reach new generations: Estate Liberi camps between memory and commitment Learning about activism and memory of mafia victims has never been so engaging as with the camps on mafia-confiscated assets. Discover more about them and how to be part of this initiative. Claudio Siciliano
How to leave the ivory tower behind: academic research on organised crime Do we need more activism in the academic research? Experiences from the ground. Anna Sergi
How to reach young people: anti-mafia activities in schools Involving students is always a good starting point to foster awareness and positive change: successful methods for interaction in schools. Francesca Del Bianchi & Stefania Carminati
How to understand cross-border corruption and money laundering investigations and increase their impact. Illicit financial flows are the humus on which a lot of different criminal phenomena like corruption and money laundering are growing. Here we learn how to find out more about these activities shielded from the public eye. Agatino Camarda & Daria Kaleniuk
How to build monitoring communities as citizen-centred tool to tackle corruption Community-based monitoring is an important tool for civic anti-corruption and integrity-building: it empowers citizens to watch over and call public institutions to account for how they manage public resources. Elisa Orlando & Alberto Vannucci
How to map and visualise complex criminal phenomena We live in the era of images: visual experience of criminal acts such as mafias, organised crime, corruption, can help people to better understand complicated issues. Margherita Bettoni, Bojana Jovanovic, Francesca Leotta & Francesca Berni
How to transform criminal profits in useful resources: social reuse of confiscated assets Confiscated assets can be resources and tools of social development: how can we turn them into sustainable economic alternatives? Tatiana Giannone & Federico Patacconi
How to experience the complexity of crime in first person: theatre for social awareness Using art and theatre as a trojan horse to get into people’s mind and hearts facing difficult themes such as mafia, corruption, etc. Marta Tirabassi
Freedom of information against corruption – how to free documents from public authorities Data access as one of the main turning points in our society: how to help citizens to get the information they have the right to access, but cannot easily obtain. Arne Semsrott & Luisa Izuzquiza
How to build efficient bottom-up advocacy actions Creating networks and groups that can make the difference starting from the citizens’ needs and wishes. Giulia Baruzzo, Daria Kaleniuk & Herbert Galindo
How to recognise money laundering in real estate How the money that comes from criminal activities, such as drug trafficking, are being invested in luxury, second homes and finally real estate: practical vision and solutions. Christoph Trautvetter
How to start fundraising. Discussion on the basics: people, donors, tools Starting a fundraising campaign for an NGO can be difficult: we will discuss the basics of fundraising and try to understand better which tools to use to get the best results. Claudia Mauri & Verdiana Zendri


Coreact aims to bring together activists from around the world. From Friday afternoon to Saturday evening, we will explore solution-oriented approaches to build a more just society together. Many organisations and activists will share their “how to..” in interactive workshops, giving the participants tools and methods to replicate and implement with their own activities.
Working language will be English.


The event is free of charge, registration is required. You can register here ( Online registrations will close on Wednesday, 13th of November. If there are still tickets available, you can register on the spot.


Coreact is organised by volunteers. Please support this initiative and help us covering the expenses, donations are highly appreciated, information below.

WHAT: COREACT, International conference and workshops for a just society.
TARGET GROUP: members of NGOs from across the world, activists and relevant members of civil society.
WHEN: 15-16 November 2019
WHERE: bUm – Raum für die engagierte Zivilgesellschaft, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21, 10999 Berlin
LANGUAGE: English.


Coreact is a mafianeindanke initiative, in cooperation with a large network of organisations working together to fight mafia, organised crime, corruption, money laundering and related issues. The event is coordinated by the network CHANCE – Civil Hub Against orgaNised Crime in Europe, established in 2018, which counts the Italian anti-mafia association Libera among its most important members.

mafianeindanke is the only German association that explicitly focuses on organised crime problems and is committed to a free society without mafias. Since 2007, the association has been informing politicians, civil society and business about the increasing presence of the Mafia and OC in Germany. mafianeindanke organises educational and information events for citizens but also for experts and institutions, participates in research projects, and promotes cooperation networks.