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Award Ceremony of the international youth initiative "My Europe"


UniCredit, the Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs (ICCA) and Frankfurter Zukunftsrat (Future Think Tank) announced today in Rome the Italian winners of the youth initiative and international writing contest "My Europe".


At the presence of Elena Ugolini - Under Secretary of Ministry for Education, University and Research - Maurizio Beretta, Head of UniCredit Group Identity and Communications, and Professor Manfred Pohl, Chairman of ICCA, awarded the best three articles:


1st DavideCannata, "Europe, Italy: A lesson about integration"

2nd Federica Basile, "Sister E: The new peaceful continent"

3rd AlessiaTavarone, "The old Phoenix will fly again"


UniCredit is the unique partner for "My Europe" Italian edition that was held in Milan on 17 and 18 April under the Distinguished Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and the Patronage of the Ministry for Education, University and Research.


"Europe is very important for UniCredit" said Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit, "My Europe project plays a vital role in assuring the health of the European Union by enabling the youth of Europe to become more actively involved in the pursuit of shared goals".


24 students from the Universities in Naples and Parma took part in the writing contest and discussed European political and economic affairs with UniCredit's Top Management, as well as diplomats and renowned journalists. Students expressed then their visions of Europe and its future through articles that were evaluated by a dedicated jury.


Professor Manfred Pohl, the Chairman of ICCA and initiator of "My Europe" declared "I am eager to learn from young people what their Europe is like and how they imagine their future. We need to open our minds and support them on their way, a way that will lead us together to our common European future".


Rome, 21st June 2012