Partners, Supporters and Friends

The Solferino Academy would like to thank its partners, supporters and friends without whom nothing would have been possible.

Our major partner

Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross)
Other supporters

Finnish Red Cross

Norwegian Red Cross

Kenya Red Cross

French Red Cross

Discover our external partners

Open Lab, Newcastle University

With OpenLab, it is a long story populated with Innovations, ambitious projects, and great achievements. Among others? Projects they have worked on range from running a ‘real-time’ global strategic foresight game with the 4000+ young volunteers from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, played entirely through WhatsApp; to designing developing and delivering and fully immersive ‘pop-up’ escape room for conveying humanitarian strategy.


Our collaboration with designit is relatively recent, compared to others. Nevertheless, its future is bright, as bright as the people who made our website such a nice place to be. Our logo, our brand, our style, are crafted and delivered by talented designers and developers from all around the globe.

Northumbria University, Newcastle
Changing the development volunteering debate; Volunteering, activism and civil society; organizing Summer school around topics like: Thinking of a career in International Development? Want to play a role in helping eradicate global poverty and inequality? Want to understand the attacks on aid? And the list goes on…
Monash University

With the Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology (IT) we explores how digital technologies can give citizens greater control over their lives and enhance their ability to help each other.

Working closely with researchers in the Faculty of IT, we have developed Indaba,  a supportive and collaborative storytelling video process, in over 13 real-world deployments internationally. From Indonesia to Honduras, this pioneering project has worked with over 1,100 people and has helped raise awareness of water and sanitation initiatives, expose nutrition and agricultural issues, advocate for vulnerable children and more.


DNV GL is a globally leading quality assurance and risk management company. With 100,000 customers across the maritime, oil and gas, energy, food and healthcare industries, as well as a range of other sectors, DNV GL helps companies to become safer, smarter and greener. We’re glad to have their support especially with our various leadership development initiatives.