ICEI is a non-profit association engaged in international solidarity, in cooperation for development, in research and information. It was founded in Milan in 1977, to take part in a dialogue with the citizens on great international themes. Since 1991 ICEI has also promoted international cooperation projects, working in the context of rural development, environmental protection, responsible tourism and the affirmation of human rights. Today ICEI is present in more than 10 Countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and eastern Europe (Balkans). ICEI is an association committed to social promotion, strengthening democracy, widening individual and collective rights, and implementing equal opportunities at the economic, gender and cultural levels.