Promo PA Foundation for the enhancement of Cultural Heritage

Promo PA is a Foundation of research, based in Lucca, associated to the  European Foundation Centre (EFC) and to the Groupe Européen d’Administration Publique (GEAP) of Bruxelles.

Article 2 of the Statute provides that one of the priority axes of the Foundation is the enhancement of the landscape and museum cultural heritage through research, training and support activities for public and private employees in the field. These actions find their main expression in LuBeC – Lucca Beni Culturali(Lucca Cultural Heritage), the international forum dedicated to the development of the cultural heritage sector – technology – tourism, which takes place every year in Lucca in the third week of October.

LuBeC has earned Lucca the title of “capital of technology applied to cultural heritage” (Sole24Ore – March 11, 2012).

Against this background, the action to enhance the Chini Archives promoted by Promo PA, a project that promotes action not only to the direct benefit of the Archives by means of conservation and promotion but also within the local context of the Versilia Riviera and the  “Chini Itineraries”” which depart from here.

Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Savings Bank Foundation

The Foundation is the ideal continuation of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, established for charitable purposes under the initiative of private citizens and approved by motu proprio of Charles Louis de Bourbon, Duke of Lucca dated July 9, 1835.

On 18 May 1992, the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, in accordance with Law no. 218 of 30/7/1990 and in order to adjust and streamline the banking business to growing and changing customer needs, conferred the banking company to the public limited company called  “Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca S.p.A.”, thus taking the name of “Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca” and keeping within the statutory and legal requirements, those ends of public interest and social utility that were the intent of the supporters of the Fund and which have come to take shape in time.

By decision of 4 October 2000, the Ministry of Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning approved the Statutes prepared pursuant to D.Lgs.17 May 1999 no.153; as a result of which the body took the new name of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, acquiring at the same time the nature of private legal entity.

The Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca directs activities in the following major areas:

  • Art, cultural activities and heritage
  • Education and training, including the acquisition of publications for schools
  • Volunteer work, philanthropy and charity
  • Building of public works or of public utility
  • Scientific and technological research