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This is a truly unique opportunity to discuss internationally how to increase economic and financial education among young people and their sense of belonging to the European Union. Convinced of the importance of knowing how to always look ahead, the protagonists of the economic and financial world, including the Vice President of the European Central Bank and 6 Governors of central banks, meet with young people to discuss the future together.


“Young Factor” It is a project that was born to involve all those actors in the country who want to help promote it in this challenge, so that they join efforts to increase the economic-financial culture of the youngest and thus make the country take a step forward. Therefore, this project aims to create an economic-financial literacy course tailored to the student, to support him in the formation of these new disciplinary skills. The project aims to offer the student, through the generous and passionate work of the teacher, a vocabulary formed, in each school year, by ten key words, ten fundamental basic concepts, capable of progressively promotingaccess to the understanding of the functioning mechanism of the economic and financial world.

That is how:

Teacher training: Teachers, student trainers, are the great architects of this challenge of economic and financial education of the youngest. For this reason, the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori assists them with special free training courses during each school year, with a special workbook that they will receive free of charge at school, where they will have scientific teaching models at their disposal to teach their classes. in class, based on the ten key words of economic and financial education to impart to their students, as well as video lessons given by university professors selected from the best public and private universities in the country, who will expose the key concepts associated with the 10 words of economic and financial literacy to the teachers of the year. The same teachers will also have at their disposal a help desk and a call center active throughout the school year and to which they can go to resolve their doubts and educational and organizational queries. The entire training process aimed at upper secondary education teachers is carried out annually, under the direction of the Observatory, by university professors selected from among the most qualified public and private university faculties in the country, in order to guarantee a high-quality teaching experience. .

Classroom classes: During the school year, the teacher will freely plan the realization of 10 lessons in class, each one dedicated to one of the 10 economic-financial education keywords chosen for the year.

Annual research to monitor student learning of keywords: During the school year, an independent research opinion polling institute will monitor, through specific questionnaires, the level of learning of the key concepts associated with the 10 keywords of economic and financial education for the year, in order to to verify if the education has produced its effect. fruits or if the project cannot be improved more and more, to better serve the achievement of its objectives of economic-financial training.

The Great Meetings with Governors of Central Banks and Young People: During the school year, the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori organizes large public meetings for dialogue and live confrontation between the young participants in the project and the governors of the central banks of the different European countries to promote an interactive dialogue on the main concepts of economic and financial education with the highest European regulators of the system. To date, the cycle of meetings has been attended by the former Governor of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet, the Governor of the DeutscheBundesbank, Jens Weidmann, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Netherlands, Klaas Knot, the Governor of the Bank of Spain, Pablo Hernandez De Cos, Governor of the Bank of France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Central Bank of Austria EwaldNowotny, Governor of the Central Bank of Belgium JanSmets (Governor of the Bank of Belgium) and Governor of the Central Bank of Portugal Carlos Costa.


L’Permanent Observatory of Young Publishers He is currently supported in his work of economic-financial literacy of young Italian students by three major banking institutions: Intesa Sanpaolo, Monte dei Paschi Bench Y Unicredit have accepted to be an active part, also as partners, of this new great social and citizen challenge, which, together with quality informational education, wants to contribute to making today’s young people more aware of tomorrow’s citizens mastery of their own head and of the means themselves. These three Banks have signed a real one together with the Observatory memorandum of understanding which will be open to the subsequent subscription of all those banking entities that wish, together with the Observatory, to also make economic-financial literacy their mission.


The Vice President of the ECB, Luis De Guindos, 6 central bank governors (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands) and several national and international bankers will meet with 350 European students to discuss how to increase economic and financial education among young people and their sense of belonging to the European Union. This is the objective of the international conference ‘Youth Factor: a dialogue between young people, economy and finance’, promoted by the Permanent Observatory of Young Publishers and Intesa Sanpaolo, scheduled for Milan on June 14, 15 and 16 in the Palazzo Mezzanotte.

The event is born from the ‘Factor Joven’ economic and financial literacy project, an initiative promoted in Italian upper secondary schools, by Osservatorio Permanente Giovani – Editori in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UniCredit, which in 2021 – 22 involved more than 660 thousand students.

“We have promoted Youth Factor to put the involvement of young people in decisions that matter to our community at the center of the European agenda of priorities”, explained Andrea Ceccherini, president of the Permanent Observatory of Youth – Editors, in the presentation of the event . “The convinced support of Europe’s leading bankers shows that this meeting is not only possible, but necessary.” Young people must be enabled “to contribute more to the country’s competitiveness. We trust in their energy to make them the advanced tip of the real economy, we at Intesa Sanpaolo will be by their side”, added Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo.

In addition to Messina and Ceccherini, Luca Maestri (Vice President and CFO of Apple), Andrea Orcel (CEO of UniCredit), Gian Maria Gros-Pietro (President of Intesa Sanpaolo), Francesco Profumo (President of Acri), Antonio Patuelli (President of ABI ), Ralph Hamers (CEO of the UBS group) and Christian Sewing (CEO of DeutscheBank).

The journalist Maria Latella will lead the three days of work. She along with her national and international journalists. Among them: Alessandra Galloni (director of Thomson Reuters) and Matt Murray (editor of The Wall Street Journal), Michele Brambilla (editor of the National Daily), Dario Di Vico (columnist of Corriere della Sera), Luciano Fontana (editor of Corriere della Sera), Monica Maggioni (director of TG1 Rai), Maurizio Molinari (director of La Repubblica), Fabio Tamburini (director of Il Sole 24 Ore).


The entire conference will be followed in streaming by the Monrif Group newspapers (Quotidiano Nazionale, Il Resto del Carlino, La Nazione, Il Giorno).

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