AUCI – University Association for International Cooperation was established in 1978 within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome, where it operates in full autonomy, while sharing its inspiring values. The Association carries out cooperation activities in the social-health and training sector.

It is recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an NGO suitable for operating in the field of development cooperation, for the implementation of programs in developing countries, for on-site training, for information and development education, pursuant to art.  28 law 48/87 (Ministerial Decree 2007/337/005883/5).

It is registered in the Register of Non-Profit Organizations held at DR Lazio.

It is accredited by:

  • National Youth Agency (ANG – Presidency of the Council of Ministers) for the European program “Youth in Action – EVS” as a suitable sending and coordinating body of young volunteers abroad,
  • National Office of Civil Service (UNSC – Presidency of the Council of Ministers) for the Universal Civil Service program as a body suitable for the management of young volunteers in social promotion, educational, health abroad, and promotion projects to global education and intercultural education in Italy.

It is associated with the FOCSIV – Volunteers in the World (Federation of Christian Organizations, International Volunteer Service), the AOI (Italian NGO Association) and CONCORD ITALY (European Coordination of NGOs – Italy Section). He is a member of the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and of the Citizens’ Committee for Decentralized Cooperation of Rome Capital.

It is associated with the SAD Forum coordination which brings together and promotes “distance support” programs for children, young people and women in difficulty.


AUCI (University Association for International Cooperation), intervenes in sustainable human development by promoting people’s citizenship rights, contributing to the preservation of the planet, pursuing an ideal of social progress, building bridges of peace and nonviolence and developing international partnerships for joint actions and of community impact.

It intervenes in strengthening health systems and improving access to health care and services, in particular on maternal and child health and chronic diseases.

It helps to promote a model of development centered on family farming that allows the attainment of the right to food, a fair government of the commons and the development of local food supply chains.

Since 1977 he has collaborated with the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome.

He is accredited by the Italian Agency for Cooperation Development (AICS) and is associated with FOCSIV , ForumSAD, and Banca Popolare Etica.

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Constitutive Act


The fundamental values ​​to which the AUCI refers are symbolically expressed by the title of our magazine, Ubuntu: awareness of the unity of humanity and the necessity of the other for the construction of the self. It is starting from this profound awareness that the AUCI seeks to decline the value specifications that constitute it: solidarity, openness to globalization, commitment to the weakest categories, commitment to justice and a world economic order that guarantees the development of every people and each person; in particular, then, by virtue of its peculiarities of association born within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the UCSC, commitment to health as a universal right and to the expansion and strengthening of training in the health sector, sharing efforts which in this sense is the University and, in particular, the Faculty of Medicine of Rome. Furthermore, the AUCI combines the openness to the cultural values ​​of the people with whom it comes into contact with the deeper values ​​of Christian life and, in particular, of the social doctrine of the Church.


Saveria Cimino

Responsabile Servizio Civile

Diego Casoni

Responsabile progetti internazionali

Prof. Pasquale De Sole

Coordinatore Amministrazione Contabilità

Claudia Allegri

Consulente sanitario



Saved Life



Food aid program



Completed program



Volunteers abroad