Tirana, July 5, 2022 – Today was organized the awarding ceremony of the contest "ECO-QUIZ" which was managed by the Museum of Savings (Museo del Risparmio) of Intesa Sanpaolo in collaboration with International Subsidiary Banks Division, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania and TUMO Center Tirana in the presence of 150 children and other distinguished guests.
This special quiz was held on 30th of June, in TUMO Center, with the participation of 150 children aged 13-16. They were divided in 10 groups answering questions related to Financial and Environmental Crisis based on some important concepts such as price formation, inflation and speculation, and framing the main problems that afflict our planet. The eco-quiz was organized via Kahoot App.
Participants were provided with a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of acquiring the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to make financial decisions consistent with their needs and possibilities through the use of videos and games like this interactive quiz, dedicated to money management, environmental sustainability and the circular economy prepared by the experienced staff of the Museum of Savings.
The winning team was announced before the award ceremony creating waves of excitement and joy to the participating children. 15 children, members of the winning team have won an all-inclusive didactic trip in Turin Italy. During this trip, that will take place in September 2022, they will visit the Museum of Savings, an important institution of financial education and the premises of the Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo, a hub for future thinkers and changemakers.
The winning team will gain a learning experience with both an educational and recreational scope. Through the trip they will get acquainted in person with information, resources and means to enhance their financial education and digital skills but also to get insights on technological innovation.
Part of the panel in the ceremony were distinguished guests:
- Gian Maria Gros-Pietro- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intesa Sanpaolo;
- Marco Elio Rottigni – Chief of International Subsidiary Banks Division Intesa Sanpaolo;
- Giovanna Paladino- Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Chairmanship of Intesa Sanpaolo and Director / Curator of the Museum of Savings;
- Erion Veliaj- Mayor of Tirana;
- Bora Muzhaqi- Minister of State for Children & Youth
- Alessandro D’Oria- CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania;
- Aleksander Carapuli - Co- CEO of Albanian American Development Fund;
- Martin Mata – Co- CEO of Albanian American Development Fund;
- Shqipe Berisha – TUMO General Manager.
In their messages to the children and other guests, the panelists expressed their satisfaction for the successful organization of this project for the first time in Albania. They shared their compliments to all the children who participated in the ECO-QUIZ willing to explore their knowledge on financial and sustainability issues.
Giovanna Paladino, Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency of Intesa Sanpaolo and Director / Curator of the Museum of Savings stated: “The Chairman’s Office of Intesa Sanpaolo and the Museum of Savings are glad to take part in this event by sharing our know-how and providing assistance for the success of the ECO QUIZ. Financial education is a core skill for becoming an active citizen and making informed decisions to reach our priorities in life. It is very important to start talking about money at a young age because it impacts positively on the approach to managing money and scarce resources as an adult. The Museum of Savings is working with several international partners and with the banks of Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Subsidiary Banks Division. Our mission is to spread financial awareness through innovative activities and engaging with thousands of children.”
Alessandro D’Oria, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, stated: “We are very satisfied for the successful organization and implementation of the E CO-QUIZ in Albania. I would like to thank all the actors who collaborated for the organization of the event and all the children who joined this contest. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania has pioneered many projects of Financial Education in the country for more than a decade leveraging on the expertise and support of the International Subsidiary Bank Divisions of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. This event is another opportunity to highlight the importance of Financial Education for the young generations pursuant to our strategic goal to increase the financial literacy in the society and offer equal opportunities to children and youth”
About Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania: Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, is a leading bank in the country that offers quality banking, financial solutions and innovative products & services to corporate clients, institutional and high-income private clients, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and individual customers. We encourage a style of growth that is attentive to sustainable results and the creation of a process based on trust deriving from customer and shareholder satisfaction, a sense of belonging on the part of our employees and close monitoring of the needs of local communities. We compete on the market with a sense of fair play and are ready to cooperate with other economic entities, both public and private, whenever it is necessary to reinforce the overall capacity for growth in the economies of the countries where we operate. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania acquired Veneto Bank in 2017 and now has a network of 35 branches in different cities of the country and will continue to expand strategically following closely the economic development of Albania. Pro-activity, trust, innovation, simplicity and sustainability determines our relationship with our customers and business innovation and service excellence are inspired by our customers. Official Website: www.intesasanpaolobank.al
About Intesa Sanpaolo: Intesa Sanpaolo is Italy’s leading banking group – serving families, businesses and the real economy – with a significant international presence. Intesa Sanpaolo’s distinctive business model makes it a European leader in Wealth Management, Protection & Advisory, highly focused on digital and fintech. An efficient and resilient Bank, it benefits from its wholly-owned product factories in asset management and insurance. The Group’s strong ESG commitment includes providing €115 billion in impact lending by 2025 to communities and for the green transition, and €500 million in contributions to support people most in need, positioning Intesa Sanpaolo as a world leader in terms of social impact. Intesa Sanpaolo is committed to Net Zero by 2030 for its own emissions and by 2050 for its loan and investment portfolios. An engaged patron of Italian culture, Intesa Sanpaolo has created its own network of museums, the Gallerie d’Italia, to host the bank's artistic heritage and as a venue for prestigious cultural projects.