ARCS Arci Culture Solidali

National Network

Via dei Monti di Pietralata 16 00157 Rome
00157 Rome

0039 06 41609500
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Others
  7. Youth and education
General Information
Arcs – Arci Cultura e Sviluppo is the Ngo of the system Arci and was founded to carry out activities in the field of international cooperation and solidarity. Being the Ngo of a national association implies an organizational model which is quite peculiar, in the sense that, also in its structure, ARCS is the expression of the associative dimension that characterizes Arci. The staff is composed as follows: 7 headquarters,5 expats, 7 local The budgetary resources available in a year totals around € 1.500.000 coming from private donors(through fund raising campaign), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations Italian Regions and Local Bodies. Our main partners are: ARDI, Multikultivator, NSHC in the Balkans; Reneé Moawad Foundation and Mada in Lebanon; WLSA, Forum Mulher Cruz Vermelha and Nafeza in Mozambique; ECRC, YDD in the West Bank and East Jerusalem; the Sem terra movement and IBASE in Brazil
Mission and Objectives

The institutional aims of ARCS are related to realize interchange, training and international cooperation projects in accordance with the values and principles of its mother association: -to realize programmes aimed at social promotion and active participation of citizens to the creation and reinforcement of democracy in their own countries; -to realize sensitizing campaigns aimed at the protection and defence of human rights, with a particular care to minorities, children and women; -to promote projects related to institutional and capacity building and interchange activities between local communities, with a particular attention to the social and cultural sectors The methodology, the context, the partners and contents of the action refer to the promotion of relationships between communities, groups of affinity and/or gender. The added value to the relations between the communities of “recipient” countries and the Italian ones is an important guarantee of sustainability of any intervention we undertake.

Main Projects / Activities

The main axes of ARCS international activity are: the commitment to childhood youths and to social promotion of women; the promotion of local democratically-oriented development and active citizenship; the support to the Third Sector and more generally to the associative movement; the intervention in emergency situations and the diffusion of youth international voluntary work. Arci is the promoter of Attivarci, a fund raising campaign to support eight projects fostering childhood in several areas of the world and carried out by ARCS. Arcs main activities are: information and development education campaigns both in Italy and in developing countries; community level training in developing countries; short and medium term programmes of international cooperation; in developing countries; selection, training and employment of volunteers and professionals in developing countries in support of programmes and activities.; decentralized cooperation programmes; emergency programmes.

Contact (1) Full Name
Silvia Stilli
Head of the organisation
Filippo Miraglia