About Us

Fondazione CON IL SUD was launched in November 2006 (as “Fondazione per il Sud”), as a result of the alliance between bank foundations and Italian third sector and volunteer organisations; it was created to foster social infrastructure in Southern Italy (so-called “Mezzogiorno”), focusing on building up and qualifying the intangible structures to promote development.
In particular, the Foundation is committed to promote social cohesion paths, enhancing the ideas, energies and skills already existing in the territory: thanks to the resources distributed, these can gather around effective projects and actions, aiming to foster social capital development.

In 2011, the Foundation decided to make clearer its commitment “with” Southern Italy, and changed its name from Fondazione per il Sud (Foundation for the South) to Fondazione CON IL SUD (Foundation with the South).
This vision is actually already in place, demonstrated by the actions promoted by the Foundation and now more clearly communicated also through its own visual identity.

Since 2009, President of Fondazione CON IL SUD is Carlo Borgomeo.

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ROME - 27 September 2018

Discovering the change

The event is an occasion to discover or learn about particular experiences, organisations, people who are marking a turning point in the way development is approached in Calabria.

ROME - 18 September 2018

Brains to South

Promotion of Best Talent in Scientific Research 2018

POLISTENA (RC) - 30 August 2018

The building of solidarity

Thanks to LiberaMente Insieme project, in Polistena, the symbol of criminal power becomes a place of hope and rebirth.

ROME - 8 May 2018

10 projects against migrant exploitation

The initiatives will be supported with a total of 3.5 million euros assigned to projects against trafficking, sexual exploitation, and in favor of social and labor integration. 

10 May 2017

Biodiversity in the urban park of Lama Balice

Lama Balice is different from the other Apulian regional protected areas which are specifically and geographically isolated, in fact, gaining the morphology of “hybrid Park”, it can expand the meshes of ecological networks around a strong man-made core like the Metropolitan City of Bari, strongly influencing urban development.

24 October 2016

Italian Professor Receives Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, a visiting assistant professor of Italian in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences was recently awarded one of four Fulbright, Fondazione CON IL SUD (Foundation for Southern Italy) awards.

19 September 2016

A multicultural store in Southern Italy

Its name is “Open” and it’s a new special store that promotes intercultural exchange between small foreign traders and local partners through work and social cooperation.

2 March 2016

Jobs for refugees in Godfather country

D.r.a.g.o.” is a project which is giving work and hope in Sicily for people coming from wor-torn countries. The project is promoted by the Association Laboratorio della Legalità and it is supported by Fondazione CON IL SUD. The story on the British newspaper The Guardian.

6 November 2015

Carlo Borgomeo: Build a better South

The problems of Southern Italy (the so called “Mezzogiorno”) are old, but, nevertheless, always new. Are we sure that conventional ideas about the Mezzogiorno are still valid – after so many years of policy failures? Carlo Borgome on Myrrha.

20 January 2015

Parco dei Paduli to the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe

“Parco dei Paduli” is located in a centuries-old olive grove of 5500 hectares in the district of Lecce and it has been selected by the Italian “Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo” to represent the country at the IV edition of the “Landscape Award of the Council of Europe”.

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