D.I.C.A was born thanks the experience gained in the field of decentralized cooperation, international cooperation for development, migration and integration between different cultures, intercultural, culture knowledge and practice of solidarity and peace.

D.I.C.A. promotes, in Italy and internationally, the diffusion of the typical values of European Union, which respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. It aims for the promotion of initiatives and actions to support self sustainable socio-economic development of the populations of the countries in the developing world and with serious deficiencies in terms of socio-economic, political and health.

The association promotes and implements at local level, in line with the international cooperation actions, initiatives in favor of immigrants in Italy from countries outside the European Union. This is also in coordination with other associations, non-governmental organizations, organizations with similar purposes and public institutions, national and international, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing the activities of cooperation at national and international level. Another purpose is to organize and carry out other activities to promote social and voluntary organizations, even if not specifically identified yet, aimed at the pursuit of its purposes.