Late last month, our Italian member Diaconia Valdese – Synodal Commission for Diaconia Valdese (Csd) was appointed member of the Third Sector National Council in Italy.

The Council, a new organisation created by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies to govern the associations and cooperation system in Italy, is the first step to reform social and welfare services related to Volunteering, civil service, NGOs, religious bodies and social enterprises.

«In particular through our organisation – explains Gianluca Barbanotti, Executive Secretary of Diaconia Valdese – the Waldensian Church supports the Italian welfare by addressing to migrants, elders, youths and disables. This acknowledgement makes us proud and represents an opportunity to bring the point of view of Protestant Diaconia to the table».

To know more about this public acknowledgement to Diaconia Valdese, please read the article on