COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian Non-Governmental Organization, founded by
Father Vincenzo Barbieri in Milan on 15 April 1965. Over the last 55 years, its aim has been to
break the cycle of poverty and help populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters to reach recovery and lasting development.
To do so, it makes use of the professionalism of local and international operators, as well a partnerships with public and private subjects and the civil society. In 2020, it was present in 31 Countries distributed between Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
COOPI operates with an integrated approach, based on the inclusion of multiple sectors such as food security, nutritional security, water and sanitation, protection, and education. By doing so, the Organization can provide support to people in need in a more structured way, both in development and emergency contexts.