Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, chaired by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele, is the natural evolution of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo, as holder of a synthesis of the original strategic forms of assistance that are now implemented on a larger scale and with no territorial constraints: the Third Sector (non-profit organizations, or Third Pillar), and the urgent themes inspired by looking beyond the Mediterranean Region and observing current affairs in the emerging economies in the Middle and Far East, which in the future will play a leading role in our history.
The Foundation operates in the fields of Health, Scientific Research, Welfare, Education and Art and Culture and acts as a bridge between the various cultures of the East and West and the North and South of the world.
The International Affairs Program of the Compagnia di Sanpaolo, a leading banking foundation in Italy, aims to create more opportunities for local institutions in a number of relevant sectors in which they aspire to acquire international resonance, and stimulate the foundation’s ability to bring some of the leading elements that distinguish European & international debates and reflections to the city of Torino.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation supports institutions that carry out research in areas of interest for the Ministry’s Analysis, Programming, Statistical and Historic Documentation Unit (UAP-SDS) under the framework of the Law n.948/82. UAP-SDS supports research on a number of international issues through projects implemented by Italian research institutions and pushes for further cooperation between these institutions.