Initiatives from this group

Working for Ethical Finance
flag Italy - (Associazione Comunit√° Emmaus Villafranca)


Emmaus Villafranca and other groups co-organise awareness-raising events in Italy on the topic of ethical finance.

Today we are the hostages of speculative finance, it is a threat to our European democracies. This type of finance dominates in governments and in the lives of citizens.

Those in power have completed a vast transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to plundering financiers and have passed this off as being something legal.

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Initiatives for Peace
flag Italy - (Associazione Comunit√° Emmaus Villafranca)


Participating in the organisation of a large gathering of movements and Italian networks who fight for a culture of peace and nonviolence. The gathering was held in the Verona Arena.

Presenting a bill to the Italian government so that they implement a nonviolent civil defence force that would be financed using some of the resources originally earmarked for military spending.

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Right to Housing for the Most Vulnerable Citizens
flag Italy - (Associazione Comunit√° Emmaus Villafranca)


The right to housing is a prerequisite to exercising other fundamental rights (such as the rights to work, to found a family, to health, to private life).

In 1990 Emmaus Villafranca created the cooperative SOS Casa and bought a building that they planned to renovate, this building would house the first 5 apartments.
Decent housing was made available at affordable prices and specific support was provided for vulnerable people on the housing market (migrants, young couples, pensioners, single-income families, seperated parents), for the categories of people that are too "poor" to afford rents.

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