Based in Piedmonte and Valle d’Aosta, the Fondazione still manages to transcend its traditional limits and move in both European and international contexts. Fondazione CRT belongs to the main European and international philanthropic networks, allowing the Fondazione to develop strategic partnerships, profitable exchanges of knowledge and skills, and the creation of shared initiatives.
Fondazione CRT belongs to the main European and international philanthropic networks
Since 2001 the Fondazione has been a member of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), an international organization comprised of over 200 foundations and companies, its objective being to reinforce European philanthropy through establishing dynamic collaborations between its members.
Since 2008 the Fondazione has been a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), a network which unites over 130 organizations which actively use or support the concept of venture philanthropy and social investment. The Fondazione is also a partner of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development, a global alliance fostered by the World Bank which develops projects promoting social inclusion.
In 2011 the Fondazione began collaborating with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNoAC), a platform for intercultural dialogue and cooperation between its 125 nation members and numerous
Paralleling this, and consistent with its entry into an international ambit, since 2008 Fondazione CRT has also directed its interests towards programs directed by the European Commission – initially giving rise to the publication of two Guides to European Projects, and subsequently to its participation within European calls for proposals. In March 2011 it had its first proposal accepted within the European Commission
Culture Programme: the joint project, entitled Caravan. Artists on the Road.
Caravan. Artists on the Road is a community theatre project implemented by a multidisciplinary group of 11 cultural organizations from 9 European countries. The initiative seeks to carry out cultural activities and artistic performances which promote the idea of overcoming crisis through the methodology of social and community theatre, the latter originating within the body of the Masters programme in Social and Community Theatre offered by the University of Turin.
The Fondazione CRT will be present in Vienna at this year’s UNAoC Global Forum on the 27th-28th of February 2013.
02/26/2012 - As the Alliance’s highest profile event it will bring together experts and a variety of people involved in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue from all over the world. In this Forum Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of the Fondazione CRT, presents "Young Euro-Med Entrepreneurs in Interculturality", a project born thanks to the collaboration of the Fondazione CRT, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The pilot project, a training exchange initiative, was hosted in Turin, at the offices of the Fondazione CRT, from the 11th-15th of February 2013.
Fondazione CRT, United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize in Turin a pilot training project for young entrepreneurs from Mediterranean countries.
02/04/2013 - From Monday 11th February until Friday 15th February 2013, Fondazione CRT will be hosting a training event on Social Entreprise and Interculturality for twenty young participants, coming from 15 Mediterranean countries, chosen through an international call. The project was born thanks to the collaboration between Fondazione CRT, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (a UN initiative to promote dialogue and collaboration between cultures) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the five days of training, the 20 aspiring entrepreneurs will participate in lectures and workshops structured to provide them with the tools and the most effective techniques to start a social enterprise in their own country. The trainers, some of the greatest experts in social business, fundraising, marketing, leadership and intercultural dialogue, will explain the reasons why these elements are key factors for success in social enterprise. Participating in the work at various times will be Staffan De Mistura, the Under-Secretary of State, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Piero Fassino, Mayor of the City of Turin, Antonio Maria Marocco, President of Fondazione CRT and Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General.
In the six months following the initial training, the twenty young participants will be followed by three experts who will ensure that the business ideas developed in Turin may result in real start-up’s.
Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT, said: "We strongly believe in this type of initiative, undertaken through effective collaborations with the United Nations and the Italian Foreign Ministry and that are focused upon the young who Fondazione CRT consider, as always, a strategic element for the development of our society".
Marc Scheuer, Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations: "Exactly two years from the events that have changed the face of many North African countries, a major challenge for governments, international organizations, non-profit organizations and private companies is represented by the joint efforts to provide all the necessary support to the young democratic institutions and to not allow the economic crisis undermine the path taken so far".
Secretary General of the Fondazione CRT speaks at the 8th Annual European Venture Philanthropy Association Conference in Dublin
11/13/2012 - Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of the Fondazione CRT, will be speaking at the 8th Annual European Venture Philanthropy Association Conference in Dublin on November 14th at 10.55am. The session is entitled ‘Foundations trying out VP – challenges & opportunities. Can we do more?’. He will be addressing in particular the challenges and opportunities for a Foundation adopting a Venture Philanthropy approach, and what have been the key factors in a successful engagement for the Fondazione CRT and its partners. He will be speaking alongside the following participants:
• Benoît Fontaine – Advisor, King Badouin Foundation
• Catherine Boyce – Chief Operating Officer, Camfed International
• Hedwig Siewertsen – Director, d.o.b. Foundation
• Sacha Sidjanski – Project Manager, École Fédérale Polytechnique de Lausanne
• Etienne Eichenberger – Co-founder and Executive Director, Wise Philanthropy Advisors will moderate the session.
Visit the EVPA website to find out more about the event
The theatrical trip of Caravan. Artists on the Road continues across Europe
07/13/2012 - After its first international tour which saw the Caravan and its Italian team travelling from Turin to Seville with the performance “Precipito”, the baton was passed to the Spanish partner, the International Centre of Research in Theatre Studies Atalaya-TNT who has then departed for the second leg of the tour together with another partner, Teater Spira, a Swedish group from Gothenburg.
The Spanish-Swedish team will pass through a further ten cities in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark, performing their production ‘Despertamos’.
The project is carried out by young street performers from immigrant backgrounds, and is a critique on the present economic climate via a theatrical collage of pieces by Brecht, Chaplin, Gioconda Belli, Lenin,
Cervantes and the political movement 15-M.
The next destination will be the Danish city of Holstebro in Denmark, seat of the historical figure Odin Teatret. On the 22nd July 2012 there will be a large community event in which 35,000 scouts from all over Europe will participate.
To find out more about the Caravan project, click here and visit the following site: http://www.projectcaravan.eu.
For an update on the second Caravan tour, click here and visit the following site: http://atalaya-tnt.com/?p=651