|ERG ReGeneration |
The second edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge, the business plan competition created to provide students, start-uppers and companies with the opportunity to develop business initiatives, began in June 2018. In the scouting phase, the first edition of the ERG Re-Generation Challenge involved Umbria, Lazio
and Marche with a total of 66 projects presented.
The three winners continued their entrepreneurial development process by forming contacts and agreements with major companies in the energy sector.
The second edition was national in scope, focusing particularly on the regions of South and Central Italy. The three best ideas were awarded a sum of money to help develop their projects.
Now in its fifth year, environmental education project "Vai col Vento!" (Go with the wind!) is dedicated to third-year middle school pupils in the municipalities that host our wind farms. The project has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment since its launch and - as of 2016 - also by the Carabinieri. It involves around 1,600 students a year from Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, Campania, Molise, Puglia and Sardinia.
|A tutta acqua!|| |
Dedicated to secondary school students in Umbria, Lazio and Marche where we are present with our hydroelectric plants, the second edition of environmental education project "A tutta Acqua!", developed in follow-up to "Vai col Vento!" and adopting the same format, was held in the spring of 2018.
As well as the training sessions and guided tour of the Galleto plant, the children also have the chance to
visit the protected area of the Marmore Falls.
|Progetto Scuola|| |
In 2010 we launched "Progetto Scuola" ("School Project") to support activities in schools of all levels and types in the province of Syracuse. In 2018 we once again supported the Legality Project organised by the provincial headquarters of the Carabinieri of Syracuse through the launch of the competition entitled "Un casco vale una vita" ("Helmets save Lives") dedicated to third-year middle school pupils.
We also supported the "Icaro 2018" road safety education project organised by Syracuse's provincial Traffic Police division, which involves approximately 2,000 secondary school students.
This event is dedicated to final-year students of technical schools in the areas where our plants are located, and organised as part of "Progetto Scuola". Held various times in the province of Syracuse, in 2018 the initiative was also held for the third consecutive year in the cities of Terni, Perugia, Rieti and Viterbo: in November
over 250 youngsters from four technical schools visited the hydroelectric plant in Galleto.
In Sicily students from Augusta, Palazzolo and Carlentini (all in the province of Syracuse) were able to visit the combined-cycle power plant in Melilli and the control centre of the wind farms in Carlentini. Our managers and engineers explained the technical characteristics of the two plants to the students, highlighting the importance for ERG of energy efficiency and sustainable production.
|Cilla Liguria Onlus|| |
In 2018 ERG supported the Cilla Liguria Non-Profit Association in the construction of an Accommodation Centre in the Convent of the Capuchin Sisters of Quarto dei Mille for families with children hospitalised at the Istituto Gaslini of Genoa.
|Mus-e Onlus |
We support the Mus-E ONLUS Foundation (non-profit organisation), which promotes projects for primary schools where there is a significant presence of immigrant children or children from difficult social and family backgrounds in order to create new generations that are able to live in harmony irrespective of culture, origin, disabilities and all other differences.
|Puliamo il Mondo|| |
In collaboration with Legambiente, on Saturday 29 September 2018 we organised our second Corporate Volunteering Day at Piediluco Lake in Terni, one of the biggest natural lakes in Umbria.
|The Oasis of |
Opened in 1990, the Oasis of Alviano is cared for by the WWF which guarantees the conservation of the environment and the best possible home for the various species.