Development education is, since VIS was created, one of its main sectors in which it contributes with a strong expertise to international cooperation. Cooperative action with the countries of the South, aimed at changing currently unjust situations is not possible without an adequate action of awareness, training and advocacy regarding International cooperation themes aimed at bringing about this change – in Italy and in Europe.
This activity coincides perfectly with the aim of national development education activity which VIS has carried out for the past 20 years, introducing itself as an “ Educational NGO”; an organization dedicated to education as prime objective, in the North and South of the World. VIS is also persuaded that the Christian value system underpinning Don Bosco's approach to supporting the most vulnerable ( children and youths ), along with respect for human beings and human rights, is the right one.
Each Year VIS promotes awareness activities, starting from actual presence of Salesians particularly in the south of the World, in favour of education projects. It is engaged in giving out and advertising promotion materials, and producing handbooks dedicated to the world of International cooperation.
Courses, Master and Workshops
VIS, in collaboration with a key Italian University, organizes meetings, workshops, high level training courses. With its training activities VIS gives an important contribute to develop abilities in the field of international cooperation, human rights, development economy and human development.
- Master in Development Cooperation in Pavia
- Training in International Cooperation
- MICAD – Master in International Cooperation and Development