GVC is an independent secular organization that has been working towards a better, more equitable and fair world for the past 40 years.

GVC is convinced that the fight against injustice in all its forms – the abuse of power, human rights violations, the continuing existence of slavery and exploitation, and the expropriation of natural resources – is an essential ethical and moral obligation.

GVC has chosen international cooperation as a means to carry out development and humanitarian aid projects in favor of the dispossessed and those stricken by wars and natural disasters.

GVC operates according to a philosophy granting beneficiaries the leading role in project actions so that they become the true agents of their own progress.

GVC promotes advocacy, information, and awareness campaigns about the issues faced by development; connecting Italy, Europe, and the countries in which it operates abroad.

Contact data

Country: Italy
Address: Via dell'Osservanza 35/2 (Villa Aldini)
Telephone: +39 051 585604
Fax: +39 051 582225
E-Mail: gvc@gvc-italia.org
Website: http://www.gvc-italia.org/
Contact Person: Maria Chiara Lesi
Tel: 051585604
Other offices: Reggio Emilia
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Link to this organisation: https://diaspora-engagement.eu/org/gvc/

Organisation details

Fields of work: advocacy / humanitarian aid / awareness raising / development cooperation / campaigning / education
Topics: development / global issues / water / education / decent work / health
Memberships in networks:
  • Lega Nazionale delle Cooperative e Mutue - Lega Coop
  • VOICE - Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies
  • Link 2007 - Cooperazione in rete
  • AGIRE (Italian Agency for emergencies response)
  • Grupo Sur
  • Fair Trade Italy
  • COONGER (Ngo Coordination of Emilia Romagna Region)
  • ENCOD (European NGO Council on Drugs)
  • Osservatorio Italiano sull’Azione Globale contro l’AIDS
  • Tavola Provinciale della Pace di Bologna
  • EAS platform (more than 30 Development Education workers from various NGO)
  • Middle East Platform
  • Concord (European NGO confederation for relief and development)
  • AOI (Italian NGOs Association)
Legal status: formal

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages: Italian / English / French / Spanish; Castilian / Portuguese
Countries working in currently: Lebanon / Peru / Tunisia / Morocco / Burundi / Mozambique / Palestinian Territory, Occupied / Lebanon / Nicaragua / Argentina / Burkina Faso / Bolivia / Haiti / Brazil / Cambodia / Cuba / Guatemala / Viet Nam / Afghanistan / Honduras / Dominican Republic
Countries worked in previously: Africa / Asia / Southern America / Europe
Countries of interest: Africa / Asia / Southern America / Europe