For its statutory activities, the Collodi Foundation collaborates regularly or on the basis of framework agreements with numerous Italian and European institutions.
As a non-profit organisation, recognised by the State through Presidential Decree no. 1313 of 18 July 1962 and operating primarily in the field of culture, it has direct dealings with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, where its activity is monitored by the Ministry’s Directorate General for Library heritage, Cultural Institutions and Copyright.
Moreover, since 1990 it has been included in the official list of cultural institutions of national importance, established and managed by the Ministry, which assesses the activities carried out by the listed organisations every three years and, having evaluated their activity, decides whether they remain on the list and continue to receive contributions.
Over the years, the Collodi Foundation has established and developed institutional relations with:
– the Region of Tuscany, for many cultural and tourism initiatives; one of particular importance is the programme agreement drawn up in 2001 with the Region of Tuscany, the Provinces of Lucca and Pistoia and the municipalities of Pescia and Capannori for the creation of the Collodi-Pinocchio Polycentric Park, currently being updated and revised in collaboration with the Region of Tuscany;
– Italian Cultural Institutes;
– Toscana Promozione Turistica, for various national and international events to promote cultural tourism in Tuscany, with Pinocchio as celebrity representative, including the 2013-2014 tour of The Adventures of Pinocchio theatre show by and with Maximilian Finazzer Flory, an official theatrical event of 2013 – Year of Italian culture in the USA;
– Milan Local Police Force, for the “Safe on the Road with Pinocchio” road safety education programme for children.
At a European level, it has signed collaboration agreements with:
– EESC – the European Economic and Social Committee for the organisation of environmental campaigns with Pinocchio as a celebrity representative.
It is also a member of the Italian network of the Anna Lindh Euromediterranean Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue.
One objective of the National Carlo Collodi Foundation is to twin – together with Pinocchio Park – with all locations in any way associated with Pinocchio.
Currently, twinning agreements have been signed with:
– Giffoni Valle Piana, home of the leading international children’s film festival;
– Milan and its Pinocchio Fountain by sculptor Attilio Beans;
– Salerno and its Pinocchio Park.