More than 16 million euros allocated to projects relating to Culture, People and Planet over the coming four years. Memorandum signed for the design and development of three macro-interventions to develop the “Città dell’Educazione”.

Publication date: 16 December 2022

The Framework Protocol was signed today in Turin for the implementation of joint projects in the fields of Culture, People and Planet for the four-year period 2023/2026 as identified in FCSP’s Multi-year Planning Document for 2021-2024, in light of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda with particular reference to health, which includes the theme of well-being, and culture, which includes the theme of capacity to attract.

The Foundation is supporting the framework set up under the Protocol with resources from its annual plan of up to 16 million in total for the four-year period 2023-2026, divided into four annual instalments of a maximum of 4 million euros according to the following scheme: interventions in the field of culture, which includes the theme of capacity to attract, with up to €1.5 million, and interventions in the field of health and well-being, which includes the theme of sports and the healthcare system, with up to €2.5 million.

The signing of the agreement was attended by Alberto Cirio, President of the Piedmont Region, and Francesco Profumo, Chair of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, who said:

“Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo works as an agent of sustainable development to strengthen and support the organisations it works with in improving their management of strategies for change, in line with the NRRP. The Framework Protocol is a major leap forward for us: the strategic component of the plan is central to multiplying the impact of investments made by us and the beneficiaries in action to deal not only with emergencies but also with long-term needs in the belief that only joint action can multiply the results with important benefits for the community and the common good. We therefore confirm that the priority macro-areas of intervention are culture, capacity to attract and health, with particular reference to the themes of prevention, chronicity and correct lifestyles and a common interest in sharing information and coordinating actions and programmes in the educational and social areas. The document signed today also sets out to analyse and manage data, as well as to activate suitable tools and methods for setting up, monitoring and evaluating – both during the process and after completion – the fundamental elements of the respective strategies as regards the identification of projects and initiatives supported under the Protocol.”

“The major ‘Città dell’educazione’ programme –  said Francesco Profumo –  plans for the implementation of three macro-interventions over the next five years to combat falling birth rates, promote integrated actions for the care and education of children between the ages of 0 and 6, promote education and training opportunities for children and young people between 6 and 16, and combat the NEET phenomenon. The extent of the commitment and resources we are providing – concluded Profumo – “has the potential to bring major changes to the territory of the Piedmontese cities involved and to have a strong impact, especially for children and young people, with the ultimate goal of building a truly educational city, with a strong emphasis on inclusion, innovation and sustainability.”

Read the press release in full here.