On 11 April, the first European “museum on wheels” launched by the EIB Institute, Turin’s Museo del Risparmio and Scania Italia to teach Italian children how to make conscious use of resources finished its journey in the capital city of Rome.

In seven months the SAVE (Sustainability, Action, Voyage, Experience) truck, equipped as an interactive laboratory with some contents from the Museo and others developed for the project , has visited 22 cities, covering more than 2 200 kilometres in eight regions (Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia, Campania, Basilicata and Lazio). It has taught 10 000 school-age children how to better use resources – not only financial but also natural – and combat wastefulness.

The truck, the first of its kind in Europe, had left Piazza Castello in Milan on 5 October 2018. Given the enthusiastic and positive welcome the SAVE Discovery Truck received from the schools and municipalities of the towns it visited, a second round of the tour for 2019-2020 is currently under consideration.

The project is one of the Institute’s initiatives under its financial education activities.

It is a follow-up to the Money Learning (Mole) project, launched in 2016 thanks to a cooperation with Museo del Risparmio, the Institute, and Fondazione per la Scuola to promote the introduction of financial education concepts to school age children.

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