We are a group of people committed to create assistance and social protection programmes. We create individual and familiar paths in order to promote integration within our own territory. Moreover, we draft stable-over-time project guidelines. Professional are put in place, such as educators, psychologist, cultural mediator and legal counsel. All these positions form a multidisciplinary staff that keeps going to evolve and train.
Where do we want to go? What is our goal?
Working on temporary discomfort
Making a limit a resource
Reacting to local needs
Now, let’s talk about the present. We are a development community agent in the territory. We promote individual and social resources in order to support personal initiative through subsidiarity principle. Communication is facilitated. We try to remove socio-cultural barriers and make diversity a strength and evolution tool inside the society. Listening and understanding is underlined creating a network of human connections. We support people in a temporary discomfort situation to rebuild their own identity.
Each active project has this mission that is realized:
promoting social and working inclusion;
supporting citizens’ self-organization;
incentivizing communication with the territory;
facilitating ethical economy development;
cooperating with other cooperatives to create projects more and more ambitious for the community.
Why do we want to go right there?
Because we want to make diversity as a new key to interpretation
Because we want to build a welcoming inclusive and no-exclusive society
Because we want to pass on ancestral prejudice tolerance
Supporting community is our goal. A community that can give value to multiplicity and meeting new needs. We try to find rendezvous point between people’s life, individual dignity and respect for everyone. We don’t want to leave distinct cultural entities by themselves. Exchange, inclusion and awareness of being part of a patchy society are promoted. Traditions, virtues and different rules characterise this society. The concept of mutual aid is used for supporting people and families in need. We help them to overcome a possible isolation caused by temporary suffering situation. Inside pain and difficulties, they can find resources to get out of this. Not least, finding a job for everyone is a goal that keeps Progetto Itaca committed in labour policies.
Individual is central and important even for the organization level. In this way, employees and collaborators become ambassador for the Cooperative vision.
“Make a difference for you and for others.
Your own village means that you’re not alone.”