Who we are – and what we want

We want an open democratic society
with fair chances for all

WHAT WE WANT

mafianeindanke is a registered non-profit association in which volunteer activists, supported by European volunteers, work against the penetration of organised crime into our economy and society, thus working for an open, democratic society with fair opportunities for all. 

MAFIANEINDANKE AIMS AT

  • Promoting and strengthening the anti-mafia movement in Europe
  • A Europe-wide harmonisation of laws to improve the fight against organised crime
  • Raising awareness of the dangers of the presence of (Italian) mafia groups in Germany
  • Offering advice to all interested parties
  • Keeping the memory of the victims of mafia crimes alive

What we specifically demand, propose and what we stand up for can be found here:

Requirements and proposals

Thanks to mafianeindanke, professorships are also being created in Germany, analogous to the many examples at Italian universities. Research in Germany must deal much more strongly and decisively with the phenomena of organised crime; we prefer an interdisciplinary approach to this; after all, we see the fight against organised crime as a cross-sectional task, a task that affects all parts of society. This is based on the fundamental conviction that more knowledge about the activities of organised crime and the means and methods used to combat it must be created. A scientific reflection of this approach is indispensable, also in order to obtain reliable indicators of the success or failure of the measures.

mafianeindanke thanks demand a Federal Prosecutor for Organized Crime analogous to the Federal Prosecutor General for Terrorism. We regard the penetration of our society and economy by organized crime groups as equally dangerous for our democracy and freedom.

In the area of money laundering, mafia thanks demand a better control of notaries and real estate agents and a follow-up of the entries in the transparency register for cash payments over 10,000 €.

mafianeindanke supports young people who want to leave Arab clans and is working with the Berlin Senate on a concept for this.


OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Sandro Mattioli, Journalist and Author, Chairman

Carmen Romano, Project Manager for civic education, Vice-Chairwoman

Giulia Norberti, Financial Accountant, Vice-Chairwoman

Luigino Giustozzi, Head of after-school activities, Secretary

Max Oliver Schmidt, Postdoctoral research fellow, Treasurer

Laura Garavini, Founder of the Association, now member of the Italian Senate and honorary president of the association.

The entire executive committee works on an voluntary basis.


OUR TEAMS

TEAM BERLIN

In Berlin mafianeindanke has not only its legal seat, here the association also has its beginning. Some of the members of the board of directors are active here, together with many young students, professionals and experts in various fields, from money laundering and clan crime to communication and science. In Berlin the association organises a variety of events and the volunteers of mafianeindanke are also active here. The Antimafia Newsletter, the central organ of the association, is also produced here, but with the help of many authors and translators throughout Germany and abroad.


TEAM BAVARIA

The Bavarian group, which meets in Munich, was the first core group to be formed far from the head office. Numerous activists* with different professional backgrounds come together here: Teachers, pensioners, journalists, students, professionals of different ages. One of the main focuses of the group is media work. But the Munich team also regularly organises events. Like all other groups, Team Bavaria is happy to welcome interested parties.


TEAM NORTH RHINE WESTPHALIA

The core team in Cologne is the youngest at the moment, both in terms of its date of origin and the age of the activists who founded it. This is precisely why it is the most enthusiastic and ready to embark on new activities and initiatives. The young students who continue the Cologne group are ready to welcome new stakeholders, organise events, conduct interviews and launch innovative projects.