Prossimi Cittadini (Future Citizens)

The project is aimed at the protection and socio-economic inclusion of Afghan refugees - applicants for international protection and unaccompanied minors, who arrived in Italy after the regime change of August 2021, who were not included in the CAS/SAI reception circuit and lacked means of subsistence.

Futuro Presente / Future Present

The project Present Future provides personalised help to residents in Italy who have a medium-high level of vulnerability, to help them overcome a moment of emergency and foster their socio-economic inclusion.

Bread for Women (BfW)

The project combines humanitarian intervention and targeted development actions. Initiated in Kabul, it was designed to be extended to other Afghan cities and provinces, with the aim of generating a large-scale positive economic impact.

Dignity - The Right to Exist

This project targets those deprived of the dignity to which every human being is entitled and those who are about to drown in the waves of one of the world's greatest humanitarian catastrophes.

Caring for Women in Emergency (CWE)

CWE is the emergency program launched by NOVE contributing to the survival of women heads of households, their children and other people in a highly vulnerable state.

Oltre l’Accoglienza

This project involved a path of action designed to assist and promote the social and professional inclusion of 90 Afghan refugees who arrived in Italy in August 2021.

Sport4Equality project

This project, aimed at minors at risk of social invisibility and their families, takes place in Italy. Its aim is to fight against isolation and educational poverty, and to support parenting.

With the Afghan Children

Promoted by the social enterprise "Con i Bambini", the project, which includes more than 100 local partners, aims to activate and consolidate a widespread inclusion system that guarantees Afghan minors and their families a stable inclusion in the community of reference.

Invisible Children

Children in Afghanistan represent 48.5% of the population or 20 million persons (UN, 2022). 13.1 million Afghan children are currently in need of humanitarian assistance.

The Power of Sport

Sport plays an essential role in the social inclusion of people with disabilities, significantly improving their quality of life and self-esteem.

Social Inclusion Programme

In June 2022, NOVE signed an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to implement a Social Inclusion Programme for people with disabilities.

Vitamine per le Menti – Education & Advocacy

This project - dedicated to schools, universities and citizens - is a new development model based on information sharing, contemporary culture and social responsibility. 

Dedicated to women - Voices and faces

This is a knowledge networking project to raise awareness of women's culture from a creative and social point of view. Art, science, technology and traditional techniques for building new models of development.

Safe Spaces

Thanks to the cooperation and training received from AMNA, an organisation that supports refugees in their mental wellbeing journey, NOVE created 'Safe Spaces'. This is a trusted and protected platform where Afghans can share their feelings and needs, guided by an experienced Afghan facilitator.

Lifeline Emergency Programme

Afghanistan is the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world: 98% of the population does not have enough food, about 3.9 million children are malnourished.

WEDUT – Women Education and Training

When the Taliban takeover made it impossible to continue the I am a woman and I want to work/WiBH project, NOVE found a way to resume women's education and training activities.

Vocational Training, soft skills development and business marketing course

After the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, most working women had to stop working, thus losing a source of income that ensured, or greatly contributed to ensuring, their family's survival.

Operation Red Handkerchief

In the difficult days following the entry of the Taliban troops into Kabul, NOVE, along with a task force, carried out an emergency evacuation of 400 Afghans in danger, including women with children and people with disabilities.

Pink Shuttle Banu Bus

In 2019 NOVE created the Pink shuttle – Women's Bus (in dari Banu Bus), the only Afghan transport service for women.

Women in Business Hub (WiBH)

In 2014, NOVE launched a Female Professional Training Center where courses in English, IT and cooking were offered, combined with a job start-up service.

Daring Women in Business Prize (DWB)

This was a competition organised by NOVE to encourage Afghan women entrepreneurs to be resilient in the face of the severe economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It did this by supporting the launch or enhancement of the best

The exceptional Children of Aleppo

East Aleppo, besieged for four years, the target of daily bombings and incursions, was the symbolic city of the terrible war in Syria. 300,000 displaced, 40,000 dead, mostly women and children.

COVID-19 Emergency in Italy

In Rome and Ladispoli, NOVE responded to the urgent need for food triggered by the pandemic.
To this end,NOVE contributed to the purchase of food supplies distributed to 132 families and 161 homeless people..

COVID-19 Emergency in Afghanistan

During the lockdown in Afghanistan, those earning a living through day jobs could no longer provide for themselves and their families. This resulted in starvation among many adults and children.

SOS Children Italy

According to 2015 statistics at the time the project started, more than 1,300,000 minors in Italy were in a state of destitution and almost 100,000 were victims of mistreatment or abuse.

I don’t have leprosy

We managed to overcome the stigma that isolated the community of impoverished and marginalized lepers in Kore ‘ghetto’.


During the peak influx into Greece of migrants fleeing war, deprivation and violence of all kinds, NOVE donated a minibus to the 'Mennesker i arbeidan' association - which was assisting migrants on the island of Lesvos.

Give an Italian a hand

This project lent a hand to Italians living in poverty, among them the 'new poor'

Lend an hand

Professional training courses and job placement opportunities for people of all nationalities in serious socio-economic conditions.

Migrants in Training

Migrants in Training started in October 2016 and is based on the principles of human solidarity and social cohesion.

A kindergarten for the children of working women in difficulty.

The kindergarten, “Nido d’Ape’, run by the Cooperativa L’Accoglienza, was created to receive the children of socially and economically disadvantaged women.

Creative recycling to assist a small community of women,

For years NOVE supported the sewing laboratory of the Association ‘Sant’Andrea nell’Annunziatella’, committed to helping people in very vulnerable situations.

For the voiceless

In 2016, the Sant'Andrea institute was the only public facility in the South Aegean to welcome minors with seriously disabling pathologies, which their family members could not care for. NOVE solved the structural problems of the building, financing the flooring of the rooms.