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Profile of registrant

Mani Tese

Identification number in the register: 105103511953-36
Registration date: 26/09/13 10:23:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/09/14 09:49:44
The date of the last annual update was 15/09/14 09:49:44

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Mani Tese
Acronym: MATE
Legal status: Associazione
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  Valerio Bini
Position: Presidente

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Giosuè Gianluca De Salvo
Position: Capo Area Advocacy e Campagne

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7/9 Piazzale V. Gambara 
Milano 20146
Telephone number: (+39) 024075165
Fax number: (+39) 024046890
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Since 1964 Mani Tese has been committed to fighting world hunger and the imbalances between North and South of the world, working together with the people of the poorest areas of the world.
The organisation is active in 14 Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, implementing integrated development programmes involving local communities in each phase of the project and empowering them so that they may carry on their social and economic development tread autonomously.
Mani Tese is well aware that behaviours and politics in the North of the world influence the condition of poverty in the South; this is why it also promotes in Italy a substantial effort of information and awareness on the issues of development and economic and social justice. All of Mani Tese’s activities respect and promote the principles of sustainability, in the environmental, social, economic and cultural dimensions.

Mani Tese is an Association recognised as Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and as Non Profit Organisation (ONLUS). Since 1981 it has been declared a public utility body, and since 1997 it enjoys the consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The national secretariat is located in Milan. There are 35 groups of volunteers scattered around Italy, all involved in fostering an economy of solidarity and justice. From some of these groups have been born out the 5 local associations (Firenze, Campania, Sicilia, Faenza and Pratrivero), which share with the national organisation both the strategy and the planning. Moreover, with the social cooperative, Mani Tese promotes and carries out all over Italy the recycle, the recovery and the reuse of used goods.
Within Mani Tese, the CRES (Centre for Research and Devlopment Education) is in charge of the activities concerning development education for both teachers and students, building and organic and constructive relation with the schools through practical suggestions of cultural and didactic innovation.
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: 3
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:

We participated to CAP process and to consultations on resources efficiency.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Trade


Total number of members that are natural persons: 118
Number of member organisations: 4
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Mani Tese Firenze (30 members)
  • Mani Tese Campania (20 members)
  • Mani Tese Sicilia (20 members)
  • Cooperativa Riciclaggio e solidarietà (10 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.

We are member of the following networks: Concord Italy, European Coalition on Corporate Justice (ECCJ), Clean Clothes Campaign, Socialwatch, Global Campaign for Education.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 3,951,176
of which public financing: 1,596,976
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 889,254
- Grants:
- from national sources: 707,722
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 2,354,200
- donations: 2,213,619
- contributions from members: 12,050
affitti attivi : 104,100
ass. locali mani tese : 24,431
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.