International cooperation

International solidarity

The ability to promote cohesion and develop social networks is also demonstrated in the concrete help provided to populations in difficulty and countries torn by conflict. This has been the main objective pursued by the Trentino economic and social system through the work of more than 270 volunteer organisations, particularly in the fields of dialogue between peoples, development of the cooperative movement in the poorest areas of the world and the promotion of human rights. A fixed quota of the Autonomous Province of Trento’s budget (at least 0.25%) is destined for international solidarity annually and numerous humanitarian projects have been undertaken, above all in Africa, but also in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. For historical reasons and due to its convictions, the province is particularly in tune with those promoting peaceful coexistence and values related to autonomy, from the Balkans to Tibet, not to mention various regions of Africa.