The National Council of Notaries (CNN) grants its Patronage to initiatives of particular professional, cultural, scientific, social, educational, environmental or economic value, promoted by third parties, both public and private, having to do with its areas of interest and being consistent with the function and goals of the CNN and the enhancement of the Notariat’s role.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in relations with the world of non-profit organisations with which CNN – through its Communications Office – actively collaborates for the implementation of their Testamentary Dispositions campaigns. These often involve local meetings between notaries and members of the public with the aim of responding in simple language to the ever more frequent requests for information regarding inheritance laws.
These initiatives are promoted by the Associations in order to develop – as has been the case for years in Anglo-Saxon countries – a culture whereby testamentary dispositions are used to divert a proportion of legacies to the benefit of their causes.
Specifically, in the first half of 2011, CNN granted its Patronage to the following Associations:
Libera. Associations, Names and Numbers Against the Mafia: founded in 1995, this is a network of over 1,600 associations, groups, schools and individual citizens. It promotes anti-mafia culture and action, the social use of assets confiscated from organised crime, educational projects on legality and responsibility, and support for families who are the victims of mafia activity.
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi – Onlus: originally set up by Don Gnocchi for the care, rehabilitation and social integration of mutilated children and for the care of orphans of the barbarity of the Second World War, the Foundation has over time extended the range of its activities. At present, in addition to its health and rehabilitation, social welfare and socio-educational activities, it has been intensely active in scientific research and training at many levels, to the point of involving over 5,500 operators.
Fondazione Telethon: since 1990 Telethon, together with millions of Italians, has taken up the challenge of defeating muscular dystrophy and other genetic conditions. In order to ensure that maximum funds are passed on to research, Telethon works all year round and has adopted a rigorous management system: of every euro donated, approximately 77 cents go to finance leading laboratories and institutes and institutional activities associated with research.
Unicef Onlus – Italian Committee: for over 65 years this institution has been working throughout the world, often in the most difficult of circumstances, to improve the lives of children, in collaboration with governments, local communities and civil society. Interventions are on a large scale and aim to generate ongoing sustainable benefits in favour of the world’s smallest citizens.