Cultural Association, born in 1981, has been recognized as Non-Governmental Organization of International Cooperation by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986, according to the Law 49/87:
-Information and Education to Development in Italy
-Selection/Training of voluntary and cooperating personnel and operators
-Realization and Management of International Cooperation projects
-Citizens Training in Developing Countries.
PRO.DO.C.S. is member to FOCSIV, to the Italian NGOs Association and is member of UN Department of Public Information.
-new forms of presence in the society that support solidarity dynamics
-a way of life and culture aimed to research and practice of best instruments to support social changes for a democratic cohabitation
-projects supporting participation, respecting differences and pluralism, dialog and exchange between cultures
-a way to be near to the lasts, everywhere there is social relegation, or where a person has to recognize or exercise his rights and duties; in western democracies too, and everywhere economic well-being precedes quality of life
-the correct action to affirm human rights at a juridical-institutional level and to support social auto-promotion through the exercise of them
-elaboration and management of local and international projects to support North-South dialog and cohabitation between different cultures
-a specific developing work with indigenous people, in their local reality
-a particular attention to a gender perspective in developing process, underlining the central role own by women in the society.
-to elaborate International Cooperation Programs and projects of Education to Development supporting a new dialog North – South/South – East/West in Italy and in Europe, promoting Human Rights and a gender perspective. Projects have been realized in Latin America: Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Chile; in East Europe: Albania, Moldova and Kosovo; in Africa: Angola
-to manage two Documentation Centers, ALDEA and DO.SVI (Women and Development), involved since 2002 in a Hinge Data Transmission of specialist documentation between Documentation Centers located in several regions of Europe and Latin America.
-acquiring abilities in the analysis of events and problems allowing interpretation of evolutionary and directional tendencies of modern society
-culturally, transforming a culture inside aspiring it to solidarity values
-socially, establishing human and “humanizing” relationships in own life and working context, and allowing that public bodies work in a very democratic way.
In association with other associative and local realities, PRO.DO.C.S. participates in National and International Campaigns, Nets and Coordinations to sensitize to solidarity and social justice.