Cesvi is an independent association working for global solidarity in developing countries and in Europe. The main activities of Cesvi are ensuring survival (e.g. reducing mortality rate of children), guaranteeing protection (e.g. protection and reception of children victims of exploitation or abuse) promoting development (e.g. right to education and schooling) and supporting participation (CYP participation). In Europe, Cesvi currently focuses on the protection and integration of unaccompanied refugee children and aims to prevent identify and respond to cases of child maltreatment.
CIFA is engaged in improving the living conditions of needy or abandoned children and adolescents by encouraging them to develop their own identity and by ensuring a family and a harmonious growth. Moreover, CIFA promotes the culture of children’s rights as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child with the following activities: international cooperation in development, international adoption and children’s rights promotion.
The “Riccardo Massa” department of Human Sciences for Education promotes an interdisciplinary study of the educational process that values both reflection-heuristics and concrete lived experience. With its research, research centers and laboratories it aims at ensuring that children can experience their rights in all aspects of life by training educators and teachers raising public awareness and trying to disseminate a culture of respect and non-violence against children.
I have an academic background on human rights and I’m also gaining through my internship in Greece some practical experience in the field of protection of children’s rights experience that I want to expand of course working in Italy from January 2020. I would love to have a chance to be more involved and better informed on these issues at the European level to then understand what could be done differently or improved in my own country.
The mission of the Foundation is to define the best development and communication patterns through research and educational programmes in order to improve human relationships. The Foundation promotes the fundamental right to education. Scientific research and promotion of social wellness and children’s rights are the main activities of the Foundation.
L’Albero della Vita is a humanitarian organisation that implements effective actions to protect children and safeguard as well as promotes their rights to grow up in a safe and suitable environment. It aims at ensuring children’s wellbeing by creating opportunities for a decent, full and satisfactory life; offering them a proper nutrition, personal and medical care, age-appropriate leisure, social and sports activities, as well as the chance of freely nurturing their most intimate aspirations.
Fabio Cruccu is a Sardinia based, experienced Child Protection and Children’s Rights Expert with legal background. Besides having extensive experience in raising awareness on children’s rights Fabio is the founder of the cultural association F4CR network (Fight for Children’s Rights). F4CR is active in the promotion of children’s and adolescent rights organising seminars, conferences, activities in collaboration with the ‘juvenile penal institution, with the regional guarantor for children and in active citizenship projects involving other associations. Fabio is working with children also directly and served as the contact person for Refugees Welcome Italy (RWI) to manage activities and volunteering of the organisation. His first collection of short-stories for children has been published in 2018, which is a great tool in human rights education at schools.
Giovanni Giulio Valtolina is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the School of Political Sciences of the Catholic University Milan. Giovanni is also the Head of the Child and Family Department at the ISMU Foundation since 2000. The foundation is devoted to promoting studies, initiatives and interventions on the various aspects presented by a multiethnic society. Additionally, he was an honorary judge at the Juvenile Court in Milan from 2011 to 2016. Giovanni’s main research interest is focusing on the acculturation processes of migrant children and families.
Intermedia Social Innovation is an international NGO founded with the aim of providing support to world wide NGO’s activities and social entrepreneurs, promoting social cohesion and sustainable development for children, youth and elders through innovation and media.
The Istituto degli Innocenti focuses mostly on the promotion of children’s rights. It spreads documentation, carries out training on the conditions of children and on the implement of laws and polices on childhood at local national and international level. It has conducted agreements with different bodies and performs the function of National Documentation and Analysis Centre on Childhood and Adolescence for the Tuscany Region and the secretariat of the European Network of National Observatories on Childhood. Moreover the Institutes carries out activities for the Commission for Inter country adoption and also offers services (e.g. shelter for minor, shelter for pregnant women and mothers with children).
Mission Bambini is an Italian charitable foundation established in 2000 which helps and supports children living in poverty sickness and without education by giving them the opportunity and hope of a better life. Mission Bambini is an independent recognized as an ONLUS (Non-profit Organization of Social Value) which conducts projects in Italy and abroad.