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Generali Group announces the global launch of The Human Safety Net /THSN/

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Generali Group, one of the world’s leading insurers, todayannounces the global launch of The Human Safety Net, a new flagship initiative to help someof the most vulnerable communities around the world. The Human Safety Net, powered byGenerali, is open to alliances and partnerships with like-minded people and organisations.

The Human Safety Net is based on the idea that communities of ‘people helping people’can bring about sustainable change, creating a positive ripple effect. It reflects Generali’scommitment to contribute towards a healthy, resilient and sustainable society where peoplecan develop and flourish to their full potential.Its programmes target key social issues affecting communities where we live and work,including: creating equal life opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds;supporting refugee start-ups; and saving newborns from the debilitating and potentially fatalconsequences of asphyxia. All programmes share a common purpose: to unlock the potentialof disadvantaged people so they can transform their lives, that of their families and of their communities.

As part of its long-term commitment, Generali will create a home for The Human Safety Netin one of its most prized real estate assets: the Procuratie Vecchie in the iconicPiazza San Marco in Venice. As a city with UNESCO World Heritage Site status andsynonymous with imagination, ingenuity and openness, Venice is the ideal host for The Human Safety Net.

Generali will undertake a unique restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie that will bring togetherother parts of the square and the Royal Gardens. When complete, it will re-establish thehistoric paths and flow to and from Piazza San Marco.

Generali has appointed renowned architect David Chipperfield to restore the building, applyingan approach and sensibility.

“The beauty of Venice is a source of inspirationfor the world, and Generali is very proud to enrich the city’s heritage by restoring the area ofPiazza San Marco. By opening the Procuratie Vecchie to the public for the first time in nearlyfive centuries, we are creating new and vibrant spaces where people can meet to discusssome of today’s most pressing social and global issues." said mr.Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group.

Three programmes are:

The Human Safety Net for Families promotes equal life chances for children who grow upin poverty. The Human Safety Net will provide support to 30,000 parents during the first sixyears of their children’s life, which has been scientifically proven as the most formative period.These years shape what children achieve in school, their health, and their future career path.

The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups takes a different approach to the refugeecrisis in Europe by empowering refugees to realise their entrepreneurial potential and buildlivelihoods in their new ‘home’ countries. This programme aims to help refugees to set up 500new businesses, creating jobs and opportunities for work.

The Human Safety Net for Newborns works with the medical community and parentsto improve prevention and treatment for a devastating birth condition called asphyxia.Asphyxia leaves many babies handicapped for the rest of their lives and tragically can evenresult in death. This programme aims to train professionals and equip them with innovativetechnologies, to help save 1000 lives from this potentially fatal condition.