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Banca Intesa participant of „S.A.V.E. ambassadors“ program intended for high school studens from eight European countries

Banca Intesa supported S.A.V.E. ambassadors, an international program intended for high school students aged 16 to 18, which is organized by FLITIN - Financial Literacy International Network of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group and is implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. This is the first project of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group that is jointly implemented in the countries of international subsidiary banks that are interested in actively involving their students in the development of an approach to life consistent with the objectives of economic and environmental sustainability.

The competition in which participated more than 120 high school students on the local level, Banca Intesa conducted in cooperation with the organization Junior Achievement Serbia.

After careful consideration of the projects of as many as 19 registered teams from a total of 11 schools and 10 cities, by the decision of the local jury, which consisted of the directors of several organizational parts, as well as the member of the Executive Board and director of risk management of Banca Intesa, Đorđe Stojanovski, students from the Čačak Medical School were awarded the first place with their "SPF TrafficLights" project and thus got the opportunity to present their idea at this final, online event which was held on January 31, 2022 at 15 o’clock.

On that occasion the international jury presided over by Intesa Sanpaolo Chairman Gian Maria Gros-Pietro and comprising Marco Elio Rottigni, Chief International Subsidiary Banks Division Intesa Sanpaolo, Luisa Ferreira, Head of Social Program EIB Institute and Giovanna Paladino, Director and Curator of the Savings Museum announced the best three projects.

The winner will receive a gift of a forest of 30 trees planted for the occasion in a developing country, which can be geolocated and monitored thanks to a special app. The groups placing second and third will be rewarded with the adoption of 20 polar bears and 10 endangered sea turtles in cooperation with WWF.