Who we are

Associazione Centro ELIS, as a Non Governmental Organization recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been active for more than 20 years in the field of international cooperation, gaining both national and international recognition. Our social and training activities and our action for the safeguard of the environment in favour of developing countries involved countries from Africa, South America and Asia, where have been realized and/or are in development numerous initiatives.

                      Science for Cooperation

Associazione Centro ELIS considers essential for the full success of the Cooperation Projects a structured approach involving an institutional partnership with scientific and academic communities.


ELIS NGO has built important partenrships with the world of Companies, Foundations and Associations, as well as international scientific network of the Environmental Policy.

The contribution of all these actors is essential for design and organization of initiatives international development cooperation.


As an NGO, ELIS has extensive experience in managing complex projects of international aid concerning:

  • The development of the emerging private sector
  • Support to the microcredit
  • The education, training and development of human resources
  • The empowerment of women
  • Basic health and supporting initiatives in the health sector
  • The strengthening and reorganization of the Public Administration
  • Creating international partnerships
  • Environment and local development


Today there are 23 projects for international development cooperation in Italy, Asia, Africa and Latin America.