Photovoltaic panels, thermal coats, LED lighting. 200 million has been set aside to make schools in the capital greener. And this is only the first tranche of funds, which thanks to an agreement just signed by the municipality is destined to arrive.
Roma Capital’s commitment to the institutional development contract signed with the Draghi government, the Lazio region and Invitalia makes it possible to allocate an initial loan of 200 million to the schools of the Eternal City, which will benefit 111 institutions. The Institutional Service Contract (CIS) also includes a second phase of investment worth over € 190 million, which will affect a further 101 schools.
“We completed this CIS in just four months, a record time for a contract committing 200 million euros in its first stage to only 111 interventions in as many schools, divided into 21 crèches, 19 kindergartens, 42 primary schools and 29 middle schools – summarized the Minister for Southern and Territorial Cohesion Mara Carfagna – In Rome, we will have less polluting schools, warmer in winter and cooler in summer, with the implementation of all heating and electrical systems and the establishment of efficient maintenance procedures by 2026, the date planned for the completion of the work.“.
A challenge to win
The one who is put on the field thus becomes, in the words of the Minister “a message of encouragement to the next generationWhich will be available to schools in line with the challenges that climate change inevitably entails.
“This is an initiative that shows great responsiveness and great timelinessCommented the mayor. For Gualtieri, the identified “un concrete way to meet the challenge of CO2 neutrality“. A challenge to face today that” tthe tragedy of Marmolada, the fires and the rise in temperatures “ Have become “less difficult to explain to skeptics that climate change must be mitigated and tackled now, otherwise we will not have time to do so in the futureAnd one way to do this is to invest in schools, many of which, Gualtieri stressed, are “off the rails”.
The first schools to invest in
The CIS will be able to count on an initial funding of 200 million euros, which will affect 111 schools that the Minister for the South has allocated under the Development and Cohesion Fund 2021/27. Investments from 11 to 13 million euros approximately for each municipality: 6 schools (I municipality), 9 (II municipality), 9 (III municipality), 7 (IV municipality), 8 (V municipality), 12 (VI municipality), 5 (VII municipality), 7 (VIII municipality), 4 (IX municipality), 6 (X municipality), 8 (XI municipality), 7 (XII municipality), 8 (XIII municipality), 8 (XIV municipality) and 7 (XV Town hall).
The over 7 million euros for interventions in the Eeementare school in via Monte Zebio (I Municipio) stand out, the almost 5 million in IC on Piazza Winckelmann (II), over 3 million for the middle school in via Don GM Russolillo (III 3, 6 million for the thermal power plant at 176 ° C in Colli Aniene (IV), over 2.8 million for the elementary in via Olcese (V), over 2.7 million for the medium D. Savio in via Casale Finocchio (VI) and over 3.6 million euros to the media in via del Fontanile Anagnino (VII) It continues with over 3.7 million to the primary school in via di Grotta Perfetta (VIII), almost 3.7 million to the average in via Ardeatina 1274 (IX) , over 3.5 million to the primary school in via by Idroscalo (X), over 2.6 million for the average in via Casetta Mattei, 279 (XI), over 4.4 million euros to the primary school in Carlo Forlanini IC in via Valtelllina (XII ), over 4.6 million for the department of the elementary Maria Capozzi in via Ennio Bonifazi (XIII), almost 3 million for the element via in Mazzatinti (XIV) and about 3.4 million euros for the department of IC Enzo Biagi in via Orrea (XV town hall).
The second loan tranche
The second phase of investment, worth more than € 190 million, will involve 101 schools, thanks to € 42 million in European funding from PON Metro Plus and a further € 150 million that Roma Capitale will acquire by taking out a mortgage loan. In this way, the overall financial allocation for the CIS, worth approximately EUR 400 million, will be completed.
Also in this case, the investments will go from 12 to 14 million euros for each of the municipalities: 4 schools (I Municipality), 8 (II Municipality), 7 (III Municipality), 6 (IV Municipality), 6 (V Municipality), 9 (VI Kommune), 5 (VII Kommune), 7 (VIII Kommune), 4 (IX Kommune), 9 (X Kommune), 8 (XI Kommune), 6 (XII Kommune), 7 (XIII Kommune), 8 (XIV City Hall) and 7 (XV City Hall). New resources or supply economies may open up a further phase, which may relate to a further 96 structures.
The timing of the implementation of the CIS is very tight: at the end of 2022, immediately after the final approval of the CIPESS (Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning and Sustainable Development), it will be possible to launch design tenders with Invitalia, consisting of, among others. a. in a framework agreement for each of the 15 municipalities, concerning the first 200 mill. efforts. First construction sites from 2024 and no later than 31 December 2027, the general program must be completed. The signing of the contract consists in drawing up an institutional table consisting of all the signing administrations, which must carry out coordination functions in order to achieve the planned interventions.
A concrete answer
“The agreement is a beautiful message to the boys and girls of this country, this region and this city – commented the President of the Region Nicola Zingaretti – They walked the streets and squares many times to ask for consistency and facts, not just applause. And thanks to these resources and interinstitutional cooperation, we are responding with a major intervention in Rome’s schools to a generation that has understood that we need to change. It is also a message of consistency as to what happened in the Marmolad ice creama – repeated the Governor of Lazio – there is no future if we do not stop global warming“.