Popular initiatives of International solidarity
“Zoe’s ark”, which comes to the assistance of so-called orphans from Chad, “Operation Romanian villages” and “Common causes” which give assistance to peoples of Eastern Europe who have emerged from communism and many other initiatives managed by “ordinary citizens” feature in a work by Gautier Pirotte and Julie Godin published by Presses universitaires de Liège which analyses projects of international cooperation set up by groups which are not recognized or approved by governments. This is a little-studied phenomenon that is developing rapidly: The Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation of Belgium alone accounts for 620 of these Popular Initiatives of International Solidarity (IPSI). Much more than NGOs…
Gautier Pirotte & Julie Godin, Coopération au développement. Enquête sur les Initiatives Populaires de Solidarité Internationale, Presses Universitaires de Liège, Collection Essai, 2013.