The Foundation is inspired by the life and work of Vittorio Dan Segre (1922-2014). His approach to life was typified by openness, curiosity, respect and determination as he aimed to treat all with equal dignity. Both the vision and the mission of the VDSF are inspired by Segre’s dedicated work to promote a culture of Convivencia across the globe. Segre’s vision brought together an international group of high-profile thought leaders with diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds, sharing the need to address contemporary technological and social challenges through the humanistic approach of promoting Convivencia.

The Vittorio Dan Segre Foundation was born from a much broader group of people hailing from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions. They have directly experienced the need to foster a culture of Convivencia, and they have a shared perception of how to meet this need. They are ready to respond, take action, and help the VDSF become a force for change: they are its soul and brain, and they are our most valuable friends. Dott. Vernero is one of its fouders.