EMERGENCY was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1994.
It was recognized as an NGO in 1999 and as an official partner of the UN Department of Public Information in 2006.
Since 2015, we have been part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as an Associate with Special Consultative Status.
Since January 2018, we have been official partner of EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).
In November 2020, the EU Humanitarian Partnership Certificate was awarded to EMERGENCY as a result of the positive assessment of the partnership application to the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (ECHO).
With this certificate, EMERGENCY is considered suitable to apply for EU funding for the implementation of humanitarian aid actions.
As a charitable organisation, EMERGENCY is governed by a statute and by statutory bodies.
The statutory bodies
Members Board composed of 107 members
Board of Directors
Rossella Miccio, President
Alessandro Bertani, Vice-President
Roberta Borroni, Treasurer
Roberto Lanzi, Secretary
Alberto Di Fresco, Presidente
The Supervisory Board oversees the operation and the observance of the Organisational, Management and Control Model and of the Code of Ethics, as well as their updating. Its current members are Giulio Graziani (President), Angelo Caressa (Secretary) and Stefano Lagorio. You can contact the Supervisory Board by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By adopting this Code of Conduct, EMERGENCY aims to further promote the values on which its operational activity is based, and is committed to fully respecting these provisions.
In order to ensure fairness and transparency in the conduct of our activities, we have set up an Organisation, Management and Control Model.
EMERGENCY has developed several policies to define the main principles and provide recommendations and guidelines for all its staff and stakeholders:
Anti fraud and anti corruption policy
Protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment policy (PSEA)
Complaint mechanism for beneficiaries
Policies are currently being updated and shall be published as soon as possible
Pursuant to article 14, paragraph 2, of the Code of the Third Sector, remuneration to administrative bodies in the year 2020 was € 554,198.
Remuneration and compensations of any kind for associates in 2020 totalled €777,613. This figure includes pay for employees and collaborators (see previous paragraph).
Remuneration to auditing bodies in the year 2020 was € 44,163.
Remuneration was provided through contracts of employment or professional collaboration with one of the bodies and not on the basis of belonging to the organisation.
In 2020, membership roles within the organisation did not receive any form of remuneration.
Refunds for expenses were also paid in 2020, to the tune of €17,454 for employees, €2,615 for employees who are also assembly members, and €4,026 for members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.