What ARCI is
What ARCI is
ARCI is an independent association of social and civil promotion. It is composed of 5.600 clubs and over 1.100.000 members. Altogether they create a rich democratic tissue and active participation all across Italy.
ARCI promotes and supports
associations as a factor of social cohesion, a place for civil and democratic commitment, a place where assert rights of citizenship and fight against every way of exclusion and discrimination.
In over 2.000 clubs people play and produce music. Cineclubs are more than 100.
Countless are the acts for educational training and courses for any kind of artistic attitudes or for free time promoted by committee and clubs (dance, theater, new languages, comics, poetry, communication, art).
ARCI clubs are an important component for social policy. Here people operate against isolation and solitude, against racism, for immigrant rights, people develop projects to support creativity and socialization between young people, for rights inside and outside prisons, for the sociality of disabled people and mentally deficient people, working with the elderly for a peaceful and active life, for the recreational activities of children.
The international solidarity
Commitment to prop international solidarity, peace, justice, gets done in supporting fights for people’s freedom, for democracy, for human rights, for living together.
We must underline experiences carried out in Palestine ( in lagers for refugees, in order to support children), in Cuba ( against confinement an to promote culture) for the Saharawi people ( which fights for self-determination). But also in Philippine, in Perù, in Brazil, in Mozambique with the action ATTIVARCI for childhood.
ARCI has 45 clubs in Padua and its districts, and more or less 30.000 members. Clubs act in order to promote several different kind of disciplines: theater , dance, music, video, eastern disciplines, long life learning, foreign languages and cultures, cinema…
Some of them have become important places for young people who lives in the city and who ask for places where it is possible have fun, create, and discuss.