Call for Education - Italy
On 25 October, the “Call for Education – Italy Regions 2022 – Combating educational poverty” was announced in collaboration with UniCredit Italia’s seven commercial regions (North-West, Lombardy, North-East, Centre-North, Centre, South and Sicily). The Call, funded with the support of UniCredit thanks to the “Carta Etica” solidarity project, intended to support 4 projects with a total budget of €500,000. The target of the initiative, adolescents aged 11-19 (lower and upper secondary school) with a particular focus on combating early school leaving and the acquisition of suitable skills for continuing university studies and entering the world of work.
The Evaluation Committee, made up of UniCredit members and external members, selected 4 projects.
Combating early school leaving through: the enhancement of basic, logical and soft skills to support the self-efficacy and motivation of disadvantaged adolescents; experiential learning and orientation programs; supervision and psychological, educational and school mentoring.
STUDENTS AGED 11-16 FROM 3 DISTRICTS IN TURIN, ALESSANDRIA AND VERCELLI
Project targeting second-year students at high schools in order to support adolescents in need, with disabilities or at high risk of dropping out through: multimedia workshops; workshops to enhance soft and hard skills with a view to creating design proposals in response to challenges launched by local businesses; digital training program to effectively manage job interviews; the invitation of motivational speakers (start-ups, entrepreneurs, recent graduates) to schools.
STUDENTS AGED 14-19 FROM 6 SCHOOLS IN VENETO AND TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE
Combating early school leaving and educational poverty through the activation of formal and informal learning programmes for the acquisition of soft skills and abilities useful for entering the world of work. Activities include: Digital Technologies Campus; courses for promoting health; active citizenship programmes.
STUDENTS AGED 13-16 FROM 5 SCHOOLS IN THE PROVINCES OF BARI, BARLETTA AND MATERA
Programme for empowerment, re-motivation and orientation through entrepreneurial education. The aim is to help adolescents who live in isolated towns with high rates of depopulation see themselves as actors of social change, capable of taking action for the regeneration of their local community. Thanks to practical and interactive experiences, students will be involved in identifying some of the challenges faced by their communities and developing innovative business solutions.
STUDENTS FROM 2 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE PROVINCES OF CATANIA AND AGRIGENTO
Call for Education Europe - Romania & Bulgaria
At the end of 2022, the “Call for Education - Romania & Bulgaria” was launched, with similar content to the Call launched in Italy, addressed to these two countries where UniCredit operates, both characterised by a high rate of educational poverty.
By the end of March 2023, the Foundation will select 4 projects in the two countries, which will receive a total contribution of € 500,000, again aimed at combating early school leaving and the acquisition of suitable skills for continuing university studies and entering the world of work.