Studi Difesa Civile (CSDC) -
The CDSC was founded in 1988 and
has since then contributed to the development of social
research on peace and security issues in Italy.
Since the year 2000, CSDC members
formed a cooperative enterprise, called Mediazioni, to deal with operational, administrative and organisational
aspects of training and communication activities.
CSDC adhere to:
- the Italian network Associazione
per la Pace (Peace Association);
- the European Network for Civil Peace Services (EN.CPS);
- the International NGO Nonviolent Peaceforce.
Conflict is a
natural and unavoidable aspect of human existence.
The way in which we manage personal and social conflicts
influence chances to accomplish a balanced and open
society. The responsibility to control violence is
up to State-directed armed forces. The transformation
of violence, the research for less destructive defence
methods and the effective reduction of conflicts negative
effects is up to the responsibility of society. Social
cohesion doesn’t only come from declared goals, it
depends mainly on the quality of its glue – interpersonal
relations. A mature and safe society should:
- face and resolve daily conflicts
- use appropriate instruments for dialogue,
defence of civil rights, civil protection and humanitarian
aid, also in other countries.
CSDC mission is
the spreading of constructive conflict management
tools to overcome intra and inter state tensions.
CSDC operates in the fields of research and training
to promote collaborations at a national and international
level. Principal aims of the CSDC are:
promote non armed civilian defence (or nonviolent
analyse the transition from armed to non armed
promote the research concerning nonviolent conflict
develop historical researches on non armed cases
The CDSC working
method is inspired by Gandhi’s principle that a seed
is equivalent to a tree.