2011 - 2015
In this scenario the Foundations step forward as key players in providing public support.
In 2013, the Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Adecco Foundation for Equal Opportunities, Fondazione De Agostini, Enel Cuore Onlus, Allianz Foundation UMANA MENTE, UniCredit Foundation and Vodafone Italy Foundation, coordinated by the Bracco Foundation, decided to work together, to put into place and give visibility to initiatives geared towards young people.
The corporate Foundations' projects show that there is a vast capacity for innovation and experimentation with new methods of getting involved in response to new needs and new solutions. Foundations can contribute with their knowledge of specific industries and areas thanks to the direct connections with the relevant companies, with expertise developed over many years, and in particular the ability to experiment with complementary and innovative methods compared to the measures taken by other public or private entities.
After an initial launch workshop, in November 2013, "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery" was created, the first comprehensive survey devoted to the activities that corporate and family foundations dedicate to young people. The research revealed the figures and impact of the work undertaken by the foundations: from 2011 to 2014 forty-nine million euro was invested in 184 projects promoted by 49 foundations that involved, directly or indirectly, 56 thousand young people.
The results of the research, presented at the Casa Corriere at the 2015 Milan Expo, were the subject of reflection in a meeting in February 2016 at the Sala Buzzati in Milan.
What we have done
Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery
On the 15th of November 2013, as part of the XII Confindustria Week of Corporate Culture, the Bracco Foundation held the workshop "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery", with the participation of a number of foundations (Fondazione Italiana Accenture, the Carsana Foundation, the Cariplo Foundation, the Cologni Foundation for arts and crafts, the Allianz Foundation Umana Mente and the Sodalitas Foundation).
Corporate foundations, an increasing phenomenon in Italy, are committed with resources, ideas, creativity and practicality to give young people opportunities for growth, training and development. The workshop is designed to tell stories and experiences that have changed the daily lives of some young people and who, if placed in the system through the identification of critical success factors, can "grow the nursery". The workshop represented the starting point of reflection that sees eight corporate foundations working with a shared vision to assist young people.
"Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery." presented at the Casa Corriere, 2015 Milan Expo
The results of the research project "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery." were presented at the Casa Corriere as part of the 2015 Milan Expo.
From the results of the survey, presented by Manuela Samek IRS, emerged, alongside quantitative data, a surprising wealth of new ideas, perspectives and action strategies. The examples provided by the corporate Foundations follow an innovative paradigm, able to serve as a model for anybody that wants to get involved with young people.
In February 2015, the results of the first phase of the National Survey "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery" were presented at the Senate in the presence of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Giuliano Poletti and the Chairman of the 11th Standing Committee on Labour and Social Security of the Senate Maurizio Sacconi.
The results of "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery" presented in Milan
The meeting's aim was to describe the activities and strategies adopted for young people from corporate foundations focused on experimentation and innovation. The meeting was on February 22nd at the Sala Buzzati in Milan and promoted by the eight Foundations (the Bracco Foundation, UniCredit Foundation, Foundation Vodafone Italy, Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Allianz Foundation Umana Mente, Enel Cuore Onlus, Fondazione De Agostini, Adecco Foundation for Equal Opportunities) in partnership with Corriere della Sera, RCS and Corriere della Sera Foundation.
During the meeting, hosted by Dario Di Vico from the Corriere della Sera, the results were shown of the research project "Corporate Foundations for young people: how to grow the nursery", coordinated by the Bracco Foundation, which highlighted that from 2011-2014 forty-nine million euro was invested in 184 projects promoted by 49 foundations that involved, directly or indirectly, 56 thousand young people.