Confronto creativo sul futuro della solidarietà trentina e del Centro
International co-operation for development is an area that is subject to an intense debate, with its different opinions, its theories and its own literature. The activity of solidarity is part of the sphere of international relations, the importance of which is also becoming more and more evident in the individual dimension of all people. Having escaped the exclusive competence of diplomats and armies, the relationship between different countries enters our lives with the journeys that we go on, the products that we purchase, the new cultures that live alongside us, the energy that we use and many other aspects.
The Training Centre for International Cooperation invites you to think about this contemporary reality which is so strongly globalised, offering food for thought on the nature of international relations, the change of conventional “development co-operation” and the role played by each of us.
Security or solidarity?
The question of security is increasingly higher up on the agenda of relations between nations. The priority has become to defend ourselves from terrorism and authoritarian regimes, or to compete with our adversaries in the race toward resources; the relationships between countries are therefore becoming more and more unilateral, brimming with tension and dominated by the reasons of the military and the global economy.
International co-operation, on the other hand, means building a free world, founded on peace, on material and cultural exchanges between communities and on a durable order to be freely chosen, never imposed with the use of force.
Acting from the bottom
International solidarity on a local level is a form of support and an alternative to the co-operation of States and large Non-Government Organisations. The resources that are distributed among the multitude of people, organisations and experiences present within a territory are gathered together, allowing them to be effective together in a way that would not be possible if they were separate. Thus a network of co-ordinated actors is created which establishes a relationship between communities that is: reciprocal, multiple, durable.
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