Chair Francesco Profumo signs a framework protocol with the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, to implement projects related to the Culture, People and Planet Goals of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo in the three-year period 2021/2023.

Publication date: 27 July 2021

The new protocol is inspired both by the 2021-2024 multiannual planning document of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo (FCSP), which clearly defines the areas and priorities for intervention, and by the Next Generation EU plan and the PNRR.

While considering the European and Italian context, as in the past, the framework protocol is concentrated on a specific territory.

“With today’s signing, we confirm our focus on the city of Genoa and its municipality and inaugurate a new generation of agreements stemming from and responding to the strategic plan of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo – said Francesco Profumo – The aims pursued in drawing up the agreement were three. The first is toprovide ongoing balanced support for cultural institutions in the city of Genoa. The second is to enhance projects that are likely to have a major impact on the Culture, People and Planet” sectors, reflecting the aims of FCSP’s 2021-2024 multiannual planning document and in light of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. The third, which I consider the most innovative, is to provide strategic resources to support and assist the Municipality in strengthening the structure and processes needed to cope with the digital, environmental and social transition”.

The amount made available by the FCSP is 15 million euros, which may be boosted to 21 million euros. The initial figure may in fact be supplemented by 2 million euros per calendar year (funds awaiting allocation) to support projects intended to help the Municipality of Genoa with the digital and/or environmental transition.

The current framework protocol confirms the support that FCSP has always provided for this area and the fruitful collaboration between FCSP and the Municipality of Genoa. In fact, between 2019 and 2020 alone, FCSP allocated around 13 million euros for the development of social, educational and cultural development programmes under the previous framework protocol.

The significant projects have included the Doge’s Palace, the National Theatre and the city’s other leading theatres, as well as projects to support economically and socially vulnerable people. Most noteworthy are the projects for the Val Polcevera community centre, working with Genova People Friendly, the Articolo +1 Genova call for proposals and the Ricostruire non Basta: ripensiamo al futuro (Rebuilding is not enough: let’s think of the future) project.

Last but not least is FCSP’s contribution to the creation of the Genova Blue District, a Blue Economy hub where new ideas, enterprises and innovative projects launched by established companies, as well as solutions for the maritime economy, can be developed sustainably and with a low environmental impact.