Our first Social Responsibility Report is online.
In line with previous Activity Reports, it allows us to show the impact of our work, in Italy and worldwide.
The new report meets the guidelines for the preparation of the Third Sector Organizations Annual Report (pursuant to Article 14 of Legislative Decree n. 117/2017) and has a transparency tool - which will evolve over the years - that enables us to present our activities in a more comprehensive way, while involving different actors and partners.
To tell the story of 2020 is a difficult undertaking. We are an Italian organization working all over the world, and we have experienced firsthand the effects of the pandemic in the four corners of the earth, which has impacted everyone, exacerbating inequalities even further and weighing more heavily on the most vulnerable communities.Marco Chiesara WeWorld President
WeWorld has been able to face the crisis and carry on with its projects in all the countries where it operates. However, looking to the future, from the background of this past year, it is even clearer what we have to do.Dina Taddia WeWorld CEO & Managing Director
Our 2020 in numbers
In 2020, we carried out 170 interventions, 152 abroad and 18 direct projects in Italy and Europe. The impact resulted in improved living conditions and an increase in knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals for 10,582,007 people in 25 countries.
- 60 Emergency projects
- 92 Development projects
- 18 Global citizenship education projects
- 1.040 people who collaborated in 2020
- 75 % staff directly employed on projects
- 46 % are women
Our response to the pandemic
In all the areas where we operate, we have responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic with specific interventions. In particular, we have implemented 41 projects in 11 countries, reaching over two and a half million beneficiaries by strengthening access to water and sanitation, training health workers, teachers and educators on prevention and good practices. In Italy, we also supported the work of health workers and local authorities in Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Liguria and Friuli Venezia Giulia and implemented services to support women victims of violence, with a dedicated helpline.
In 2020, the European Union remains WeWorld’s largest institutional donor, together with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the various UN Agencies and national or international institutions. Private donations are made up of individual supporters, cooperatives, foundations and businesses.
For more details on the economic and financial situation, please refer to the contents of the financial statements until 31.12.2020 and its accompanying documents in the Annual Report.