Vienna Insurance Group promotes peace through social initiatives

Vienna Insurance Group promotes peace through social initiatives

Vienna Insurance Group promotes peace through social initiatives

The FINANCIAL -- Three projects currently supported by VIG and other organisations revolve around the subject of peace, and aim to support children and young people.

Peace Fleet Mirno More, one of the world’s largest sailing project for socially and financially disadvantaged children and youngsters, took place in the Split area of Croatia.

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) once again supported one of the fleet’s ships.

By enabling children to navigate a sailing ship together, the week-long trip aims to give them the opportunity to jettison prejudices and make new friendships that transcend ethnic and social borders. Some of the 580 children who took part live in crisis centres, shared accommodation and social education facilities – including some who have been driven from their homes as well as war orphans from the Balkan countries.

Supported by VIG, the safety team ship provides medical treatment and ensures the safety of the total of 965 people who participate. The agreement includes funding for a ship, including all related expenses such as the children’s travel and food, mooring fees, and a preparatory meeting and reunion in Vienna.

Photo competition zooms in on freedom

An initiative of Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein, the VIG Kids Camp took place for the ninth time in 2018, with around 500 children of VIG employees from 23 European countries taking part. A prerequisite for an invitation to the camp is submitting a winning entry in a Group-wide competition, which was titled “Take a photo of peace” this year.

Eight of the roughly 500 submissions from VIG employees’ children made it onto the shortlist for the Children Peace Image of the Year, which comes with prize money of EUR 1,000.