Associazione Internazionale Volontari Laici - LVIA

VIA is an Italian organisation dealing with solidarity and international cooperation. We've been working since 1966 with the aim of fighting social inequality, food insecurity and poverty and of operating concretely for peace and human development. We have 35 volunteers and 220 local experts in 11 African and eastern-European countries, where we operate with local partners to grant access to water and the right to health, to strengthen agriculture and livestock farming, to support vocational training, to enhance craft skills and local enterprises and to improve the urban and rural environment.

We promote cooperation in solidarity between Italian local communities and those of the countries where we work, in order to establish a growing integration among peoples and cultures of the world. We offer concrete training opportunities both to the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the world involving people in our projects, so as to develop an active and responsible citizenship.