It took place in the splendid Hall of Mirrors at the Quirinale Palace, the meeting between the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, and a small delegation of students and teachers participating in the project "The Quality Information in the Classroom", the initiative promoted by the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori.
"I am very pleased to celebrate the 15 years of this extraordinary initiative. The enthusiasm and tenacity of Andrea Ceccherini stimulated so valuable an experience that is very widespread and alive in our schools." These are the words of the President Mattarella at the opening of his speech.
"Our youth warn teachers with the need to inform themselves - continued Mattarella - and master the tools that enable knowledge." The head of state also pointed to the youth how important reading, even for the "digital natives. New technologies increase the freedom and opportunities but I do not think that in the future there will only be images, expressions in 100 characters or unfinished sentences: the reading will be irreplaceable because it is the only tool that allows you to develop a real critical thinking and discussion with others. So it is important also your draft economic and financial literacy. "
The critical spirit and knowledge of the media are the foundations of the project "The Quality Information in the Classroom" that allows, for the past fifteen years, to more than 2 million students from High Schools to critically investigate the quality information through reading three different newspapers in comparison, under the guidance of 45,400 teachers. President of the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, Andrea Ceccherini has come to the Hill in the company of publishers and editors of 17 newspapers participating in the initiative of representatives of 22 foundations of banking origin and 8 companies with social responsibility they promote and support the initiative. "All this has been possible-said Andrea Ceccherini - because it is collecting around the Osservatorio unprecedented civil team, an extraordinary social alliance that has been able to launch an initiative prominent public but without receiving public money".