Every year, Energia per i Diritti Umani organises training courses for new volunteers and for those willing to get close to the international cooperation environment, or to deepen their knowledge in this field.

The classes aim to introduce our association, our projects, and our point of view on the cooperation in developing countries. At the same time, the trainings provide some technical basis to make the first moves towards the design of bottom-up cooperation actions in countries such as Senegal, Gambia and India.

As Humanists, we believe that the social change we strive for must be accompanied by the personal change of those who have the courage and the energy to commit to others. In this respect, the training courses include theoretical and practical workshops, that are aimed to enhance the emotional and relational components of the volunteers ‘job, that is collaborating with people from different cultures, often in situations of poverty and distress.

The weekly courses will also benefit from the participation of external experts, who are able to provide comprehensive quality training to whoever is interested in volunteering and international cooperation.

At the end of each course, the attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the association, by joining one of our working teams, managing projects, and having the chance to travel to Senegal, Gambia or India to experience  real bottom-up cooperation actions in developing countries.

The 36° training course 2020 takes place from October 20 to November 10 with a blended approach (online and in our headquarters) in order to follow Covid-19 prevention measures.

For info / to apply: info@energiaperidirittiumani.it



Since 2013, Energia per i Diritti umani has collaborated with the LUISS Business School University to introduce topics such as ethics, responsibility and sustainability in its postgraduate courses. In particular, Energia per i Diritti Umani develops training modules in which LUISS Business School students face the real issues that the association deals with when cooperating with the local African and Indian communities.

Enegia per I Diritti Umani provides the context, the knowledge, the people and the connection to Senegal, Gambia and India; those serve as the basis for the modules development. With these tools, students get involved in problem-solving activities, workshops and group works, with the aim to take part in a real development activity.

The module develops dividing the class into different groups, providing them with the context of the activity, the tools available and making them aware of the human dimension of their actions. Subsequently, the students will be working on real problem-solving scenarios, tutored by volunteers from Energia per I Diritti Umani.

At the end of the second day, each group of students presents their ideas in front of  a jury formed by  LUISS professors and the volunteers from Energia per I Diritti Umani, who will award the best solution.

The association will then implement the winning solution in the most suitable way to the real context, sharing the final results with the LUISS students so as to establish a connection between them and the reality they have affected with their ideas.


SAPIENZA University of Rome

Since 2015, Energia has established an agreement with Sapienza University of Rome to provide internships at the Rome headquarters. Visit the Job Soul platform for further information



Since 2010, Energia has established an agreement with London Metropolitan University, to provide in-house or freelance internships as part of their MA in Applied Translation Studies. Since 2010, 7 internships have been carried out.



If students from other universities are interested in working with us, it is possible to start new collaborations.

For information: info@energiaperidirittiumani.it



An Italian course for foreigners was held at the Energia per I Diritti Umani headquarters, from March to June 2016, as part of the project Sportello dei diritti e della nonviolenza (Rights and Nonviolence Helpdesk). The course was attended by around 20 immigrants with a basic knowledge of Italian from various countries: Mali, Gambia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nigeria, Venezuela, Peru, Philippines, Argentina, etc…

The teaching activity was aimed to learn how to write a CV and how to prepare for a job interview. The classes were held on Mondays and Fridays, from 19:30 to 21:00 at the association headquarters in Via degli Equi 45 , Rome.

The third edition of the course was held in 2019 and it also included a photography workshop with a final exhibition of the attendees’ works.

For information: info@energiaperidirittiumani.it