For solidarity among peoples
Un ponte per... is a volunteering association born in 1991 immediately after bombings on Iraq ended and international embargo began. The aim was to promote solidarity initiatives in favour of Iraqi people who suffered from war.
Since then, Un ponte per... has been working in close cooperation with the local civil society organizations in order to prevent conflicts, especially in Near East and Serbia, by setting up advocacy campaigns, cultural exchanges and international cooperation programmes.
The Association rejects war as a mean to solve international disputes and works for peace and solidarity among peoples by facilitating encounters among different cultures, languages, religions and traditions with the idea of promoting a more equal and pacific coexistence. Un ponte per... believes that solidarity interventions to help people suffering from war are inseparable from the political commitment to influence on the causes of conflicts.
Un ponte per... considers itself part of the Italian movement for peace that was born in the World Social Forum.
The activities in Italy are implemented mainly thanks to the help of volunteers and members. Funds come from fundraising campaigns and from the financial support of public and private bodies.