Negotiation with local and regional authorities over the past four years have enabled the acquisition of the necessary zoning and building permits for creating CCR.
During the spring of 2019, the 5 hectares of land on which 18 meditation cabins will be built were acquired, as well as an adjacent house that will serve as CCR’s administrative headquarters.
Scientists from the University of Pisa, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and the University of Trento are already involved in the project, and many others worldwide have expressed interest in participating in research at the Center.
In order to build all the cabins and related infrastructure, our present fundraising goal for phase 2 is US$2.8 million. This follows a successful initial round of fundraising, in which $1.3mn were raised, in order to support the acquisition of the land, and of the building where CCR’s headquarters and the science lab, will be located. Assuming fundraising efforts continue to be successful, we expect to have the Center operational in the next few years.