Develop the culture of knowledge and merit

 #TuttoMeritoMio, the program that promotes the potential and merit of the young generations of the country. The fourth edition has started.

The #Tuttomeritomio program

#Tuttomeritomio is an initiative of the Fondazione CR Firenze  and Intesa Sanpaolo created in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Firenze, the Regional School Office for Tuscany and GLab of the Fondazione Golinelli.
It is aimed at young people between 17 and 19 years old enrolled in the third and fifth year of high schools in Florence, Arezzo and Grosseto to accompany them, with financial support and with a mentoring and tutoring path, in completing high school or starting up of a degree course at the University of Florence.

The goal: promote the merit

The fast-paced development of recent years makes concrete and close scenarios difficult to imagine. The increasingly advanced digital technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, tech worlds make knowledge the key factor for the social development of a country and for the destiny of its citizens.                                         
Two elements are indispensable in this context: on the one hand widespread education and on the other meritocracy
Widespread and qualified schooling will make it possible to withstand future economic and social challenges, as the level of education goes hand in hand with the degree of innovation, creating jobs for the new generations.                                   
Meritocracy favors upward competition and can enhance the creativity and talent of young people. The merit award triggers a healthy competition that instills trust and produces individual responsibility to grasp the burdens and honors of one's actions.

In this moment in which the so-called social lift seems to have stopped, rewarding merit is right and necessary, evaluating it with measurable quantitative parameters.     
From all this ideas, opportunities and projects are born that we think can create opportunities and provide tools that allow young people to express their abilities and realize their aspirations. Projects based on orientation, inclusion and support for study, aimed at growing and establishing important values such as dignity, commitment, sense of duty, meritocracy.
Projects, such as #Tuttomeritomio, designed to facilitate the removal of socio-economic obstacles that condition the school and university pathways of deserving young people belonging to families in difficult conditions.


CR Firenze Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo have made 7.5 million euros available for the establishment of scholarships.                                                                    
The grants reward the merit and talent of young people from families in conditions of economic hardship by offering them the opportunity to access university without weighing on the family economy. In addition, individual and group tutoring and the opportunity to participate in intensive study courses in Italy and abroad are provided for the most deserving students.
The students are required to continue to maintain the high school average and to participate in the curricular and extracurricular activities that characterize the program and differentiate it from a traditional scholarship.

The fourth edition

The project has reached its fourth edition which includes another 103 students in the programme. In total, more than 1,350 young students applied thanks to the involvement of around 500 secondary school teachers in the area and 53 high schools (high schools, technical and vocational institutes). A total of 508 young people were admitted to the program, through over 800 individual interviews, specifically: 155 for the 1st edition (2019-2020); 146 for the 2nd edition (2020-2021); 104 for the 3rd edition (2021-2022); 103 for the 4th edition (2022-2023). To date, there are over 300 young people active in the program.

Also in this edition, Intesa Sanpaolo has scheduled four webinars held by Bank Managers who offer food for thought and prospective visions to stimulate participants to think actively about current events and design ideas for their future.

The webinars
  • 10 March 3.30-4.30 pm
    • Cambiare cultura per cambiare passo - Diversità e inclusione per la crescita del paese - Elena Avogadro, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 15 March 4.00-5.00 pm
    • L ’arte del risparmio - Approfondimento su risparmio e educazione finanziaria - Giovanna Paladino, Director and Curator  of Museo del Risparmio of Intesa Sanpaolo; Paola Laiolo, Head of Financial Inclusion Initiatives, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 21 March 3.30-4.30 pm
    • Strategia e innovazione nell’economia circolare - Nuovi valori e bisogni di sostenibilità a livello sociale, di mercato e finanziario Luigi Riccardo, Head of Circular Economy Desk, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
  • 23 March 3.30-4.30 pm
    • Ambiti di ricerca delle neuroscienze per lo sviluppo di progetti di ricerca applicata a beneficio del Paese - Racconto delle ricerche neuroscientifiche condotte dal Laboratorio di Neuroscience di Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center a beneficio della Banca e delle company esterne - Sonia D’arcangelo, Head of Neuroscience Lab of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

The fourth contest for #TuttoMeritoMio

The effort continues because we think that the school must be capable of e-ducere, or rather of extracting the best from an individual, guiding and training him.
This is why we are committed to accompanying young people in the development of a culture of knowledge and merit which always opens up access to wider opportunities to rise beyond the social and cultural sphere of origin.

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