COSPE - Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries


COSPE is a non-profit association established in 1983 and recognised in 1984 as Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union. Cospe is active in the international cooperation field in about 30 Developing Countries with approximately 100 projects, while in Italy and in Europe promotes fair and sustainable development, intercultural dialogue and human rights, realising Development Education programs and activities in order to rise public awareness among students, citizens, media and institutions. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND SOLIDARITY: COSPE doesn’t provide short term emergency relief but supports long term economic and social development processes, foreseeing approaches on different issues and the active participation of the local partners and the stakeholders. DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION: Development education promotes actions for sharing knowledge, information, awareness campaign on the subjects related to the North/South relationship. This working area addresses to the Italian and European public opinion, schools, media, government institutions in order to change behaviours, laws and North/South inequality. IMMIGRATIONS AND INTERCULTURE: COSPE works on programs promoting citizenship’s rights, in particular, on activities of educational, social and working inclusion for immigrates. At the same time, COSPE has educational projects and initiatives promoting an intercultural society.

Contact data

Via Slataper 10
IT 50134
+39 055 473556
+39 055 472806
Contact Person
Ilaria Cicione
Tel: +39 051 546600
Fax: +39 051 547188
Other offices
Bologna, Italy

Organisation details

Fields of work
development cooperationcampaigningeducationintegrationawareness raisingadvocacy
developmentmigrationglobal issuesdecent workwatereducation
Memberships in networks
CONCORD - European NGO confederation for relief and developmentItalian NGOs Association (AOI)Cocis (coordination of non-governmental organizations for international development cooperation)Solidar (network of NGOs to advance Social Justice In Europe and Worldwide)ENAR (European Network Against Racism)Italian committee for the right to water (CICMA)Italian committee for food sovereignty (CISA)Italian network for responsible tourism (AITR)
Legal status
Legal registration number
D.M. n.4196/4 del 14/09/1988

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages
Other language skills
Spanish; CastilianPortuguese
Countries working in currently
AfghanistanAlbaniaAngolaArgentinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilCape VerdeChinaCroatiaCubaEcuadorEgyptEuropeGhanaHondurasItalyMalawiMoroccoMozambiqueNicaraguaNigerPalestinian Territory, OccupiedSenegalSomaliaSwazilandTunisiaUruguay
Countries worked in previously
AfricaAsiaEuropeSouthern America
Countries of interest
AfricaAsiaEuropeSouthern America