Franco Vaccari, born in Arezzo in 1952, is the founder and president of Rondine Cittadella della Pace.
A graduate in Psychology from the University of Sapienza in Rome, he also works as a freelance psychologist. As a Professor of Psychology, he is the founder and director of the “Nuovo Laboratorio di Psicologia” (New Psychology Lab), a research and action center in the psycho-pedagogical field.
Franco Vaccari has always had a leading role as an educator in the world of non-profit associations, especially in Catholic organizations, and in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. All of this experience culminates at Rondine, which he founded.
He was the president of the Commission for the ecumenism and the inter-religious dialogue of the Diocese of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro until 2005. In 2006, he became an advisor for the Italian Ministry for Family Policies, acting as a delegate for childhood and adolescent issues.
Among the various awards he has received are the Minerva Prize in Campidoglio (Rome) and the Dossetti Prize.
He is the author of several articles in newspapers and magazines and has published Portici. Politica vecchia, nuova passione (Editrice Ave, 2007); S-confinamenti (Pazzini Editore, 2018); StoRYcycle (Pazzini Editore, 2018); Metodo Rondine (Pazzini Editore, 2018).