The Human Safety Net 2nd Global Networks Event
02 October 2019
The Human Safety Net 2nd Global Networks Event closed in Venice. From 18th to 20th September, all our NGO Partners, Generali people and volunteers came together to share best practices and take actions on early childhood development, newborn health and refugee entrepreneurship.
The event, which was attended by around 240 key stakeholders from a total of more than 20 countries, including 25 volunteers, 80 partner NGOs members, the THSN teams and many CEOs and senior leaders of our Group, had a double purpose. On one hand, to celebrate the early achievements of The Human Safety Net with all the people who made them possible; on the other, to sit together in a number of workshops and share experiences and ideas on how to increase the impact of the initiative going forward.
Austria, CEE & Russia Region had a strong presence in Venice. We can be proud that thanks to programmes running in eight countries of our region (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia), our help could reach already thousands of people in need in cooperation with eight NGO Partners – within the projects For Newborns and For Families. Other countries like Croatia and Bulgaria are very ready to join the movement.
Meeting with Luciano Cirinà during “THSNer Night” in San Servolo island. Our Regional Officer thanked everybody for their contribution and for turning The Human Safety Net into reality!
As Luciano Cirinà, Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Officer and CEO of Generali CEE Holding stated: “The Human Safety Net 2nd Global Networks showed the power of people coming together for a good cause. Impressive achievements from our NGO Partners, emotional involvement of our volunteers and true dedication from all my colleagues in the entire Generali Group and in Austria, CEE and Russia Region. I am proud that our people, our resources and know-how are mobilized to make a greater impact on our programmes. The future of THSN looks great!”
Opening the evening ceremony dedicated to volunteers, Group CEO Philippe Donnet praised the efforts of the teams, and stressed the importance of The Human Safety Net for the Group: “At Generali, our commitment is to integrate more and more The Human Safety Net into our culture, making it a key asset in every community where we operate, in order to transform the lives of vulnerable people. We believe in the partnership between the corporate sector and great non-profit organizations such as yours… and we want to engage the whole Group in this journey.”
For many participants coming from many different countries across Europe, Americas and Asia, the event also offered the occasion to pay an exclusive visit to Procuratie Vecchie, the historical landmark building in St Mark’s Square that, starting from 2021, will host the global headquarters of The Human Safety Net. Another important sign of a Net that keeps growing and becoming more and more impactful.
Read more information about The Human Safety Net movement on thehumansafetynet.org.