The Primo Levi Centre, non profit organization, provides health care and social and legal assistance to survivors of torture and political violence exiled in France. Its action consists of three missions: caring, training, and advocating.   

Statutes and Association Charter

The Primo Levi Centre’s charter, enacted in 2013, reinforces its commitments, values, principles and tasks. This charter completes the association’s statutes, renewed in 2016.

Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive summary of the Primo Levi Centre’s activity over the course of a fiscal year providing medical, social, and legal support to survivors of torture and political violence exiled in France. All of the annual reports can be found here.

Independence and transparency

The Primo Levi Centre’s accounts are examined every year by a statutory auditor, as well as auditors commissioned by its main lenders. The auditor’s reports are always positive and reflect the thorough management in place.

In 2023, the Primo Levi Centre’s funding came from the following resources:

National public funding (31%)

These funds come from the state and government. The national public funding mainly originates from the Regional Agency for Healthcare of Île-de-France, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, and the Île-de-France police precinct through the Regional and Interdepartmental Department of Housing and Accommodation. The Primo Levi Centre also receives funding from the regional fund of Île-de-France for health insurance, the Primary fund for health insurance, and from the contributive fund for youth and community education.

Local authorities (9%)

The Primo Levi Centre benefits from the long-term support of the city and department of Paris, through the Directory of Social, Youth and Solidarity Affairs, the Directory of Democracy, Citizenship and Territory, as well as from the Île-de-France Region.

Private funds and partner funds (26%) 

Many private foundations, donation funds and companies support the Primo Levi Centre every year.

European and international funding (16%)

The European Union is one of the most important funders of the Primo Levi Centre due to the Asylum, Migration, Integration Fund (AMIF).

Individual donations and contributions (14%)

The Primo Levi Centre relies on the generosity and on the loyal support of its donors, as well as on the commitment of its members, of the local French ACAT groups and the French Amnesty International groups.

Activity-based income (4%)

The remaining funding is comprised of revenue based on activity (generated by the state as refunds for the center’s medical consultations) and of services (registration fees for trainings and conferences, subscriptions, book sales, etc.).