Based in Italy for more than 50 years with its headquarters in Milan, nowadays COOPI carries out fundraising activities and promotes awareness events through its network of collaborators and volunteers in the cities of Milan, Brescia, Crema, in the Trentino and Veneto regions and in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. The contribution given by volunteers and private donors allows to bridge Italy with the world in many ways, be it Italian citizens deducting a small fraction of their taxes (0,5%, “Cinque per mille”), donations made by text message, bequeathing belongings to COOPI as a testamentary gift, or donating time as a volunteer during the “Carta, Nastri, Solidarietà” Christmas campaign.
Also from its headquarters, COOPI manages a project to improve the usage of efficient and sustainable energy technologies for food-related purposes in refugee camps and informal settlements. Moreover, it partakes in holding the International Master Program in Cooperation and Development in Pavia. Lastly, it carries on food distribution activities for people in need, first started by founder Father Barbieri and improved these days through a partnership with Banco Alimentare, a national-level food drive initiative.