The "Call for Europe" initiative awards social projects in 12 Group countries
The third edition of the "Call for Europe" initiative of UniCredit and its Foundation aimed at supporting non-profit organisations focused on children in the 12 different European countries where the Group operates, has come to an end.
52 social projects dedicated to young people and children have been rewarded with a total amount of 500,000 euros, distributed across four specific focus areas: education (238,500 euros), social inclusion (104,500 euros), disability (94,000 euros) and health (63,000 euros).
Silvia Cappellini, Head of UniCredit Foundation, said: "UniCredit Foundation has a long history of supporting our communities in the different countries of our Bank, which we continue to build on and enhance through dedicated activities. Thanks to the "Call for Europe" initiative, we have been able to support 144 projects for children and young people in our different European countries over the last three years with a total of 1,360,000 euros. This is testament to our continued strong social commitment and high attention to the needs of all our communities with a special focus on supporting children and young people to foster inclusion and build a more sustainable, better society for all".
The third edition of the "Call for Europe" initiative was launched in November 2021 inviting the Group's local banks to identify and share a short-list of up to five outstanding social projects of particular local relevance focused on children and young people. A dedicated Committee appointed by the UniCredit Foundation was responsible for selecting the winning initiatives across 12 Group countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Each country was awarded 40,000 euros to be divided among the winning local projects. Furthermore, additional 20,000 euros were awarded by the Committee to a further select number of projects deemed as particularly impactful.
Milan, 20 May 2022
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