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ARCS deals with solidarity and international cooperation, volunteering and global citizenship education, humanitarian aid and shelter / hospitality.
Founded in 1985, ARCS Arci Culture Solidali APS (arcsculturesolidali.org) is a Social Promotion Association for solidarity, cooperation and international volunteer work, founded on the initiative of ARCI (arci.it), an important National Network of the Third Sector.
ARCS is registered in the List of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) of AICS, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (aics.gov.it/home-ita/opportunita/area-osc), with decree n.2016/337/000132/3, as subject referred to art. 26 of Law 125/2014.
ARCS is registered since the 21st November 2011 in the National Register of the Social Promotion Associations pursuant to and for the purposes of Law 7 December 2000, n. 383, transmigrated to the RUNTS, the Third Sector Single Register.
Mission and Vision
ARCS promotes inside the communities processes of social change, of education to global citizenship, to peace and intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, and of strengthening democratic ownership. ARCS builds national and international partnerships based on equal dignity and respect for diversity and differences.
ARCS puts at the center of its mission and action:
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the basis of ARCS strategy.
On the ARCS website at the link arcsculturesolidali.org/about-us/ you can consult and download the organisation’s code of ethics, the statute, the social report, the gender policy and other publications of the organization.
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Transparency and accountability
Since 2011, ARCS is subject to the certification procedures of the Italian Institute of Donation (istitutoitalianodonazione.it) concerning the correct and transparent use of the funds raised and their use in effective and sustainable actions in line with its mission. ARCS voluntarily adheres to the European Transparency Register, established within the Joint Secretariat of the Transparency Register. Together with the economic and financial reports, ARCS has been drawing up the Social Report annually since 2011 and enters its transparency data in Open-Cooperation (open-cooperazione.it), the open data of the Italian Non-Governmental Organizations.
On the ARCS APS website at the link arcsculturesolidali.org/transparency/ it is possible to consult and download the organisation’s financial report and other administrative and financial documents of the organization.
Global Citizenship Education, Volunteering and Youth Mobility
The national and local headquarters of ARCS APS in Italy that coordinate and involve volunteers in the global citizenship and peace awareness and education programmes, and in the association’s fundraising initiatives. ARCS APS promotes global citizenship education also through volunteering and international youth mobility: Universal Civil Service (UCI), Erasmus+ programmes, European Solidarity Corps, photography workshops.
ARCS offers training opportunities and internships abroad in collaboration with universities and training and research centers.
Participation and involvement are at the basis of ARCS’s solidarity path, which translates into international solidarity and cooperation programs with a relevant global partnership. ARCS APS enhances this relational heritage by participating in consortia, interest groups, foundations, networks and social representatives.
ARCS APS adheres to:
ARCS APS in the World
International Offices: Bosnia Erzegovina, Serbia, Camerun, Colombia, Cuba, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine.
ARCS APS also operates in Poland, Rwanda, Western Sahara, Palestinian Territories.
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