11 Marzo 2015: General Audience by Pope Francesco

"Next!" with these words of encouragement and exhortation Pope Francis invited Andrea Ceccherini, President of the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, to continue the work undertaken on behalf of young people and their formation.

The President of the Osservatorio, accompanied by the Board of Directors and the entire staff of the Organization, has met this morning the Holy Father, at the end of the general audience, to say hello, at the opening of the celebrations for the fifteenth anniversary of The Osservatorio.

Andrea Ceccherini, in handing a plaque to Pope Francis, with the image of a work created specially Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Organization, wanted to explain to the Pope how to inspire the action of The Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori is the belief that "young people and education are still the inseparable pair of those who want to help change the world."

And in this spirit, in fact, the Organization continues with increasing success, for fifteen years now, the project "The Quality Information in the Classroom", in which they take part in this school year, 2,082,504 students of only secondary schools across the country. An unprecedented number of participants, made possible by the support of 17 influential newspapers, of 28 banking foundations, 7 large enterprises with social responsibility, more than 45,000 teachers in the country, who work side by side, to educate young reading quality information with the aim of training them to think and grow as citizens in a free democracy stronger and more complete