Un Ponte Per (UPP) is a volunteer association for international solidarity founded in 1991, immediately after the Iraqi war, by dedicated activists and pacifists from many different backgrounds, with the goal of continuing the campaign against the Gulf War and launching a new form of pacifism.
The association has been working ever since to prevent further conflict through information campaigns, Civil Peace Corps and international cooperation projects, in close collaboration with local Civil Society Organisations.
Solidarity projects and initiatives in Italy are implemented by volunteers through a network of Local Committees and thematic working groups which develop public information and awareness-raising activities, training and peace education programmes in schools and fund-raising events in support of solidarity programmes.
Every year, association members gather for the National Assembly in one of the Local Committee towns: this is a vital opportunity for debate and discussion, with the election of company officers, a budget review and elaboration of long-term action plans.
Work carried out by association members and volunteers on a regional and national basis is just as important, and Un Ponte Per promotes awareness-raising action campaigns and concrete condemnations of various issues.
Today, the association has around 400 members and 8 Local Committees in Italian towns.
Official name: Associazione Un Ponte Per (UPP)
Year of establishment: 1991
Onlus: Recognized by the "Anagrafe delle Onlus" AGEDRLAZ Prot. n° 0022455 del 27/03/2015
Ngo: Recognized by AICS - The Italian Agency for Cooperation and Develompment (Decreto n° 2016/337/000281/5)
VAT number: 04734481007
Fiscal Code: 96232290583
Framework Partnership Agreement with Ufficio della Commissione Europea degli Aiuti Umanitari (ECHO)
International Partners: UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNHCR, European Commission, ECHO, UNDP, UNOPS, OCHA, CARITAS Switzerland, Swiss Cooperation, AICS, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, French Foreign Ministry - Action Humanitaire France.
WE WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR A PEACEFUL FUTURE, WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS.