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The United Nations General Assembly declared 24 January as International Day of Education. Thanks to the UniCredit Foundation’s commitments and work, we mark this day with a recap our main initiatives of 2023 in the name of a fairer world where everyone can have the tools to access quality education.

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As highlighted in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights calling for free and compulsory elementary education for all, Education is a human right.


Despite this, about 244 million children and teenagers around the world are out of school while 617 million children and teenagers are not able to read or do basic maths and some four million children and youth refugees are not in school.

Thanks to our UniCredit Foundation, every day we strive to have a positive impact on our communities through a series of programmes and initiatives dedicated to education. The UniCredit Foundation aims to unlock the potential of Europe’s next generation providing Europe’s youth with equal and enhanced educational opportunities and the support they need to make their way in the academic and professional world. This includes the launch of scholarships, research grants and research awards in the countries in which the Group operates.

Supporting education in our communities – highlights of 2023

2023 was the year in which the Foundation achieved significant goals also thanks to strategic partnerships with Junior Achievement Europe and Teach for All. In July 2023, the Foundation and Junior Achievement Europe launched 'Re-power your future', a programme to prevent early school dropout. Furthermore, in November 2023 the UniCredit Foundation and Teach For All signed a pan-European partnership dedicated to promoting equal education opportunities for all.

The Foundation also launched “Call for Education 2023”, aimed at identifying and supporting programmes to fight educational poverty in 10 different European countries where UniCredit operates.

Click here to see our 2023 key milestones

Continued education to empower our people


Our Group continues to value and support education inside our Bank with UniCredit University and PLUS – our Group’s main digital learning platform.

Inclusive quality education and equitable opportunities for all are the baseline to allow us to unlock a better future. Let’s do it together!