The organisation

EMERGENCY was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1994.

It was recognised 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 an 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 activities.


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

Nico Colonna
Paola Feo
Simonetta Gola
Massimo Malara
Franca Mangiameli

Graziella Merlo
Raul Pantaleo
Pietro Parrino
Mara Rumiz
Alberto Sonnino

Executive Committee

Alessandro Bertani
Roberta Borroni
Paola Feo
Simonetta Gola

Franca Mangiameli
Rossella Miccio
Pietro Parrino

Arbiters Board

Antonio Giacalone

Giovanni Hoepli

Gabriele Pardo

Auditors Board

Alberto Di Fresco, Presidente

Cinzia Gipponi

Marcello Wagner


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


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)

Whistleblowing policy

Complaint mechanism for beneficiaries

Child Protection Policy

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 2021 was € 639,044.
Remuneration and compensations of any kind for associates in 2021 totalled € 762,317. This figure includes pay for employees and collaborators.
Remuneration to auditing bodies in the year 2021 was € 53,916.
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.
A total of € 9,800 was paid out for members of the General Assembly.
Refunds for expenses were also paid in 2021, to the tune of € 24,816 for employees, € 6,622 for employees who are also assembly members, and € 2,412 for members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.


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