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Profile of registrant

Fondazione L'Albero della Vita Onlus

Identification number in the register: 93312284002-14
Registration date: 10/08/10 12:07:37

The information on this organisation was last modified on 29/07/14 10:05:15
The date of the last annual update was 29/07/14 10:05:15

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Fondazione L'Albero della Vita Onlus
Acronym: FADV
Legal status: Foundation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ivano Abbruzzi
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Ivano Abbruzzi
Position: President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6a Via Ludovico il Moro 
Basiglio 20080
Telephone number: (+39) 02 90751464
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Fondazione L’Albero della Vita is a non-profit organization, it is impartial and apolitical. Its general aims are of civil nature; having as its basis a global vision of man, its integration in relation to social problems, health and illness, the Foundation means to operate in the protection and improvement of the quality of life, in safeguarding individual rights as well as in the protection and enhancement of the environment. Each action of the Foundation aims to build a society ever more respectful of the dignity of every person, in recognition of the rights of future generations to live their present fully and to develop their potential to address the reality in a responsible and positive way. The ambitious aim is to identify the causes of the illness and the reasons for the welfare of the children’s world, to understand their values and aspirations and take dynamic and flexible actions that are appropriate to a changing social welfare, that may make everyone responsible through the active involvement of children, adolescents and adults in building a civil society.
Fondazione L’Albero della Vita is engaged in implementing effective actions to promote children and protect their right to grow up in a safe and suitable environment, in particular it works to promote the social inclusion of children in conditions of hardship and exclusion and their families, protecting the right of every child to grow in the best environmental, family-, emotional and psychological conditions. L’Albero della Vita does it in Italy (at national level) through activities to welcome the child and mother-baby units, giving the disadvantaged, at high risk of social exclusion, concrete opportunities for a new life. It also promotes social inclusion of foreign children, in five regions through curriculum integration of linguistic and cultural awareness on children’s rights, development and sensitivity to the living conditions of the countries of the South, active citizenship and social solidarity. It does it in Europe (Romania) promoting actions to support education, educational materials to labor migration orphans being left behind and their migrated families, as well as lobbying, research and awareness actions on issues of poverty, social inclusion and promotion of a child culture. It does it in the World (India, Peru, Indonesia, Kenya, Congo) supporting children in their basic needs but even more creating opportunities for promoting their education and future profession and improving their social, political and economic order to offer better opportunities for development and personal growth.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

 Female genital mutilation: activities of mgf prevention in Italy, awareness raising activities and networking. Participation in the public consultation on MGF in the EU of the EC DG Justice - May 2013. Application for the Daphne Programme with the project "Empowerment of children and young people to prevent FGM in Europe" - October 2013.
 Mainstreaming children’s rights and combating the poverty of European children and families: written policy position with Eurochild network to EU institutions, Networking, awareness-raising actions with EU and national exponents, ex. Roundtable in Milan on EC Reccomandation Investing in Children - Nov. 2013.
 Working as host and promoter of 2013 annual Conference of Eurochild about the issue of participation "Building an inclusive Europe: the contribution of children’s partecipation", taking place in Milan, Italy on 13-15 November 2013.
 Children in alternative care: a lot of work is underway with Eurochild network to EU institutions and to National governments about engaging towards a quality of the care given to these children, which is at very different stages in the European context (connected to the de-institutionalization process underway).
 Labor migration orphans left home (in Romania) from parents migrated (to Italy and Spain): in parallel to projectual activities in Romania and in parents' destination countries with other EU partners, awareness-raising activities with officials from local and international organizations and European and National institutions, and with the Italian public opinion. National and EU Meetings and seminars to raise awareness and involve communities and authorities. Practical tools to help parents and children to live their distance more aware and contain the consequences of living apart.
 Transnational migration of families: families with their children, children that go back to their countries. A project of research, study of good practice, sharing and awareness raising financed by EU Commission was ended in March 2013. A project financed by Grundtvig programme, started in September 2013: an advanced training program in supporto to the transnational families. The project intends to promote a better understaning of transnational families and gives practical tools to different stakeholders involved in the protection of transnational families.
 Contacts with officials of EU institutions for projectual sharing and updating on relevant children issues where focus is needed.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 10
Number of member organisations: 4
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Associazione L'Albero della Vita (71 members)
  • L'Albero della Vita Cooperativa Sociale (56 members)
  • Associazione Patrizio Paoletti Onlus (32 members)
  • Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti (16 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

L’Albero della Vita cooperates with networks of organizations to share common values and promote oriented actions:

PIDIDA: Italian informal coordination that brings together all organizations involved in promoting and protecting rights of children and adolescents in Italy and worldwide. Its aims are of advocacy actions to national institutions about children’s rights issues, thereby favoring a correct adoption of norms and policies at national and regional level towards a greater attention to the child world.

GRUPPO CRC: The Italian NGO Group for the CRC is a network currently composed by almost 86 NGOs and associations that have been working for a long time for the promotion and protection of children’s rights in Italy. It was established in December 2000 with the main aim of drafting a regular Report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Italy, supplementary to the one presented by the Italian Government, to be submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC Committee) at the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

COLOMBA(Cooperazione Lombardia): Lombardy network linking 90 institutions (NGOs and associations) dealing with international cooperation. Main areas of action: lobbying the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Milan on the relevance of the issues of people’s development of the southern world and of the interventions carried out by organizations. Cooperation funding is a key lobby issue. Thematic groups of ONGs study and share on common issues and actions. A good and accredited network in Lombardy region, member of the Association ONGs of Italy.

CISMAI: national network (belonging to ISPCAN international network) for study and sharing on issues related to psychological abuse and maltreatment of children. Activities: conferences, publications , focus groups, 5 scientific committees, newsletters. This includes 130 members: Municipalities, ASL, ONP and professionals.

EUROCHILD: European network focused on combating poverty and social exclusion of children in Europe. Main activities: data collection and advocacy work on Parliament and the European Commission through policy positions, awareness-raising campaigns, conferences and participation in variuous platforms on European issues. Data collection and advocacy work on national institutions through national member organizations on EU and International guiding principles. yearly meetings, seminars and workshops; 4 thematic working groups; newsletter. Members: 120 from 35 countries all over Europe.

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS PLATFORM (FRP) - a network for cooperation and information exchange, set to act as the main channel for the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) to engage civil society and to ensure a close cooperation between the Agency and relevant stakeholders.

CRIN: global information network on children's rights. Its membership includes over 2000 members from 150 countries (85% NGOs, 75% based organizations in developing countries).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 9,016,214
of which public financing: 607,821
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 112,936
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
agreements with public institutions on child and adult services : 494,885
from other sources: 8,408,393
- donations: 8,247,680
- contributions from members:
Other (from connected activities) : 160,713
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.