New Acropolis builds solid bridges of collaboration with other institutions for its volunteer projects and social, humanitarian and environmental aid. As the 2030 agenda points out, it is necessary to unite efforts, build alliances and work together for the common good.
Annually we have recorded more than 1,000 alliances for the development of our local projects. The needs of those who suffer from the crises that the world is experiencing make collaborative and effective work increasingly urgent, and for this reason it is necessary to join efforts at a local and global level. Some examples below:
Alliances for International Mother Earth Day
In 2022, 147 alliances were made in 27 countries for the celebration of International Mother Earth Day within the framework of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. In more than a dozen countries, New Acropolis coordinated efforts between the public and private sectors to manage the resources of the activities that were carried out, as it is known that by joining efforts we can achieve more. In most of the countries (61%) there was support from municipal governments and in 34% of the countries there was collaboration with private entities or companies committed to World Earth Day. In 5% of the countries, they had the support of prominent personalities in the environmental field. We highlight one of the dozens of alliances that occurred in this context.
Alliances for the creation of an urban pond (Australia)
New Acropolis Australia in partnership with Resilience Aspiring Women (RAW) built an ecological pond. RAW is a community movement reaching out to all women, both local and national. Its purpose is to honor its diversity, uniqueness and all its multicultural aspirations. The pond not only serves to restore the ecosystem but also to provide an urban space of peace and tranquility for the women.
Alliances for the promotion of Philosophy and Art (India)
New Acropolis in Mumbai collaborated with Mumbai National Gallery of Modern Art, Ministry of Culture, Government of India with a talk called “Exploring the meaning of Life through Symbols”. His Excellency the Ambassador of India to UNESCO, Vishal V. Sharma, shared a video message of support, highlighting the role of philosophy in developing tolerant, conscientious and informed communities.
Alliances for the promotion of Ethics and solid institutions (El Salvador)
During the inauguration of the 2022 Ethics Week called “Ethics and Integrity in the Public Service”, the New Acropolis Cultural Association of El Salvador was awarded the “Friends of Ethics” distinction for its valuable contribution and collaboration with the Government Ethics Tribunal”.
Alliances to prevent violence against women (Italy)
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022, the New Acropolis of Verona organized an initiative entitled “The visible and the invisible. The importance of education”. Domenico Grillo presented his new book “Violence against women. Educate men for non-violence against women. Is it necessary and possible? The objective of the presentation was to inform, make people reflect and dialogue with the public of women and men about what violence means, what its forms are and why it is so deeply rooted in our society. The activity was carried out in collaboration with the Le Fate Onlus Association and the Municipality of Verona.
Collaboration and participation in international events
Side event to the High Level Political Forum 2022 (Brazil)
As an entity with consultative status before the Economic and Social Committee of the United Nations, (ECOSOC) New Acropolis Brazil organized a side event within the framework of the High-Level Political Forum held in July 2022. The event was called “Challenges and lessons learned in public-private partnerships to achieve SDG 4 to help rebuild better after COVID-19 – The value of Applied Philosophy for building global citizenship”. In said event, he presented the results of his project “Children for the Good” which has multiple public and private donors. On the other hand, at said event, the statistics of the OINA contributions to SDG 4 Quality Education were presented.
At said United Nations event, New Acropolis El Salvador, an entity that also has consultative status, also presented and circulated a written declaration on how to better rebuild education after the pandemic and recommendations to achieve progress in education for sustainable development.
Union of International Associations
Round Table Europe
In November 2022, the IONA participated in the 16th Round Table of the Union of International Associations (UIA) in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The UIA is an independent research institute that brings together a wide variety of international associations. The event focused on the challenges and opportunities that international associations have, such as the inclusion of youth, the increase in the use of technology and the very sustainability of international entities.