Cooperation and Development
We work with local counterparts to develop projects that arise from needs shared with the population and promote the construction of networks between the subjects of the territory. ASPEm’s approach is characterized by participation and community development and is expressed through promotion, animation and professional training activities.
In South America ASPEm operates in Peru, Bolivia and Guatemala with projects aimed at the most vulnerable, especially children and women. The themes are those of work, health, family violence, the defence of human rights, the improvement of housing conditions, economic development and environmental protection.
In Africa ASPEm has active partnerships with Guinea Conakry, Burundi and Ethiopia for the implementation of social and food sovereignty projects.
Global Citizenship Education
The work of Global Citizenship Education conducted by us in the territory and particularly in schools is methodologically inspired both by the reflections of the world of Italian NGOs and by the reflections and practice that we have had the opportunity to conduct in Latin America during our twenty-five years of presence there.
Today, our collaboration with the schools wants to make the different subjects of the local territory deepen current issues related to human rights, inter-culture, cooperation and sustainability, with the aim of offering innovative supports and tools that allow to activate participatory and experiential paths in which to promote the protagonism and participation. We also operate in close contact with the citizenship as a whole, encouraging critical thinking and social cohesion not only of students but also of parents and teachers, in order to offer tools for mutual enhancement.
Mobility and Volunteering
We recognize volunteering as a space for responsible participation, which is why we promote national and international volunteering programs that benefit the young people who choose them. You can decide to join in Italy and abroad, through the Universal Civil Service or the EU Aid Volunteers program.
We also support organizations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia to improve the management of sending and hosting volunteers.
Associazione Solidarietà Paesi Emergenti – ASPEm
Via Dalmazia 2
22063 Cantù (CO)
Orari Apertura: Mo-Fri: 8:30-18:00
Tel: +39 031 711 394