GRT - Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali

GRT - Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali

GRT is a non-governmental organization, established in Italy in 1968, whose interventions focus on Community Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), Protection (SGBV- Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Street Children), support to ethnic minorities and (forced) Migrations, being GRT’s core areas of expertise.

Mission statement

The GRT promotes psychosocial well-being , mental health and training , with a transcultural approach , for community development, respect for human rights and social inclusion at national and international levels .

Each project and intervention of the Transcultural Relations Group revolves around a statute: care and support of the cultures of otherness.

For our operators and volunteers this is not just an abstract concept. This is a mission aimed at supporting minority communities and ethnic groups in difficulty.

Summary of relevant work

GRT promotes international cooperation in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe with the ultimate goal of enforcing transcultural intervention among continents, thinking that differences among cultures are determinant to promote peace, stability and human wellbeing.

Since 1968 GRT has been providing a crucial and practical intervention outlook and tangible psychosocial support, towards the most vulnerable groups within the countries in which it operates.

The organization is mainly constituted by members which are involved in promoting social justices in the world, including social workers, psychologists, anthropologists, teachers, and doctors among others. This vision is mirrored in the implementation approach promoted by GRT: taking into account local available resources, empowering local staff and experts, promoting education and training to enhance local sustainability and projects ownership.

Added value of our action is working with and through local communities identifying resources, knowledge and practices which are culturally available and socially accepted.



Empowerment and service user involvement
Human rights
Policy and legislation
Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Alcohol/drug use disorders
All mental health conditions
Central America and the Caribbean
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Minority populations
Older adults
Primary care
Specialist care