Regenerating and rehabilitate -one place forgotten by our city, often historicallyisland with great cultural and social influence And build an opportunity from scratch where is it there was none.
IS this is the challenge cultural renewal 2.0 to Junior Achievement Italy And Invitalia, they launched onethe boys of 15 classes from south to north of the country, stimulate them to imagine new ones possibility growth for themselves and their territories.
This was the goal of the third edition of the program “Ideas in action with Invitalia”, where approx 400 students come from 6 different regions – Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Lombardy, Puglia and Sicily – which have developed their business ideas based on the cities that are most dear to them.
An initiative inspired and in line With‘Objective 11 of the UN 2030 Agendato gives one increasingly inclusive and sustainable urban development that can give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the green spaces andthat secure public spaces and available.
After the challenge was launched, the students were divided into groups and were accompanied in a design and creative way where they learned the work and business culture today, including responsibilities to the communities in which they operate, the importance of developing economic-entrepreneurial, financial, relational, digital and organizational skills for their future employability.
The school teams had the opportunity to join 15 Dream coach for Invitaliawho made their professional experience available to support boys and girls in defining innovative and sustainable planning and to draw inspiration from the business stories of two major Italian companies: Granarolo Group and Angel Company.
At the end of the course, the classes participated in the Demo Day, where they presented their ideas on cultural renewal in front of a judging panel consisting of Invitalia Business Analysts.
The project P&P – Parking & Paddle of the class 3E WHEEL of ITET “Far AM Tannoia” from Corato (BA) won the podium.
After a careful analysis of the territory’s needs, the mini-company from Bari has developed an urban renewal perspective that includes four types of interventions: an underground car park open 24/7 with 100 parking spaces, a sharing station for bicycles, construction of 2 covered paddle courts and 20 charging stations for electric cars.
A special mention went to the 5A class ofItes Pythagoras of Taranto with the project “Reconstruction of the structure”ex shrimp“.
“A third edition that fills us with satisfaction and confirms the importance of the alliance between Junior Achievement Italia and Invitalia for the development of the business culture of our country. Doing business also means taking care of the territories and communities that live there, starting with young people, nurturing their initiative, civic spirit and developing their own attitudes and skills. “he has declared Antonio Perdichizzi, President of Junior Achievement Italy. “With Ideas in Action, we want to increase the level of initiative and innovation on our peninsula by leveraging the pedagogical role of teachers while activating local ecosystems. We would like to emphasize that 48% of the young people reached by our entrepreneurship workshops come from southern Italy“.
With the third edition of “Ideas in Action with Invitalia”, our commitment to spreading the business culture and supporting young and innovative entrepreneurship, with particular reference to southern Italy, continues through the activation of training programs and the dissemination, even among the youngest, of funding opportunities for creation of new businesses “, he has declared Ernesto Somma, Invitalia Incentives and Innovation Manager.
Junior Achievement is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to economics and entrepreneurship education in schools. In 122 countries, the JA network brings together over 465,000 business volunteers from all professional sectors and reaches more than 10 million students worldwide. Since 2019, Junior Achievement has been included by NGO Advisor in a seventh place in the Top500NGO world rankings. Since 2002, it has built up a network of professionals, foundations and institutions in Italy, educators and teachers, who, according to the logic of social responsibility and volunteer work, provide practical and concrete teaching tools and methods.