Bocconi – as part of the activities for its Chair in European Studies funded by the Boroli Foundation – and La Repubblica – through its Repubblica@scuola platform – have recently launched a project for Italian high schools.

The project, GenerazioneEU, offers dissemination and engagement activities on the topics of Europe and what it means to be a European citizen. It involves collaboration with the European Commission's Representation in Italy and the European Parliament Office in Italy.

Activities began on 11 December 2020 with an online kickoff event. Participants included Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, Maurizio Molinari, Editor in Chief of La Repubblica and Gianmario Verona, Rector of Bocconi University, as well talented young influencers Sofia Bonicalza, Elasi, Virginia Stagni and Alberto Naska.

Throughout the school year, students in the GenerazioneEU project can participate in video classes and a writing contest on important European issues. The top submissions to the contest will be announced in May 2021.

Find out more on the website in Italian.


In recent years, the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation has collaborated with Italian high schools interested in developing student awareness and knowledge of European issues, with the involvement of more than 500 students from various Italian schools.

As part of this project, Bocconi students who have successfully taken the European Economic Policy exam interested in sharing what they have learned with younger students prepared materials to be used during events with high schools. Faculty involved in the Boroli Chair at Bocconi and the EU Representation in Milan contributed to training activities for participating Bocconi students.

Other past initiatives in this area have included: a lecture for high school students by Bocconi Professor Altomonte on sustainability in Europe as part of the SnackNews program; a course on Economics in the EU during the Bocconi Summer School for high school students; and an event for students who participated in Intercultura study abroad held by Professor Altomonte on the challenges of the European Union.