The objective of the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation is to ‘ face social , cultural, political issues in the world’ , developing and offering new proposals of cooperation in the International context.
The Foundation starts its initiatives from the European Union, a major player in the effort to promote a multipolar world, where also new protagonists such as China, India, large South American and African Counties , will share more and more the responsibility for a peaceful and prosperous world.
Europe not only will be the natural link with the ‘ring of friends’ East of its present borders, and South in the Mediterranean area , but also with Africa as a whole and with the far East.
The Foundation has been created by President Romano Prodi ,after leaving office as Italian Prime Minister , in June 2008 and is funded mainly by donations and contribution to specific projects.
It has already started initiatives in :
- Developing proposals for improving peacekeeping in Africa , with United Nations and African Union,
- Creating new opportunities of dialogue in the Middle east, and in the Gulf Area.
- Keeping in close contact with the leaders of the Chinese and Indian Government on the issue of globalization of industrial development
These and other initiatives are open to the contribution of ideas and resources to all those who might be interested.
‘Governace’ of the Foundation are the President (Romano Prodi) , the Executive Vice President ( Alessandro Ovi) , a Supervisory Board of eight relevant members of the Italian society , all sharing the objectives of the Foundation, and an Audit Committee of independent members.