UniCredit Foundation, in line with its purpose of unlocking the potential of Europe's next generation, launches the "Call for Education 2023" to support programs combating educational disadvantage in all countries where the Group operates (except for Bulgaria and Romania, where the Call has just successfully concluded).
In this initiative, which involves Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, UniCredit Foundation will allocate a total contribution of 3 million euros with the aim of identifying and supporting programs for secondary school students (age range 11-19), implemented by non-profit organizations, with particular attention to:
• tackling early school leaving
• encouraging university attainment
• acquisition of adequate skills to enter the job market
Andrea Orcel, Chairman of UniCredit Foundation, stated: "Education is the fundamental driving force for the future of Europe, and I firmly believe that, as a European institution, it is our responsibility to consistently identify and support young talents within the communities where we operate, as they will lay the foundations for the progress and success of our continent in the years to come. Therefore, I am proud to announce this Call for Education 2023, which involves 10 of the countries where we are present. This initiative perfectly aligns with the Group's commitment to constantly provide our communities with the opportunity to progress and improve in social aspects, in line with the Bank's ESG strategy and strategic plan."
Non-profit organizations must submit their applications on the dedicated platform by September 8, 2023.
By the end of October 2023, a specially established Evaluation Committee will select approximately 20 winning projects also determining the amount of the support itself.
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