• Scuola Materna “G.B. Pirelli”, a nursery school in Varenna
  • Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Leopoldo Pirelli” high school in Rome
  • Two scholarships for graduating high school students at the Liceo Classico Giosué Carducci in Milan

Investigating the cultural situation of the nation, its creativity and its innovative capacity, leading to creation of a permanent Observatory, was the aim of the conference Idee Italiane, organised in October 2010 by the Foundation for the Italian Institute of Human Sciences and the Fondazione Corriere della Sera, with the support of the Fondazione Cariplo and the Fondazione Pirelli. The observatory on the status of culture in Italy focused on architecture this year. Its primary objective was the conservation of Italian cultural monuments. Over 150 persons attended, including the Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sandro Bondi, Walter Veltroni, Umberto Eco, Gae Aulenti, and others.

The Fondazione Pirelli also plays a major role in school education. Since 2009 it has been a partner, together with the Fondazione Agnelli and the Fondazione Edoardo Garrone, of the Associazione per la Formazione d’Eccellenza (Association for Training in Excellence). This is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote and encourage excellence in education and training to meet the demands and prospects of the working world, research and business. Its first initiative was the opening of the Scuola di alta formazione al Management (Top Management School) in collaboration with the Collège des Ingénieurs, one of the most authoritative European institutions in that field.

But before arriving at the summit of learning, Pirelli believes that attention should be dedicated to basic education and the right to education from early childhood on. Since 2010, the Foundation has had a seat on the board of trustees of the Scuola Materna “G.B. Pirelli”, a nursery school in Varenna, Province of Lecco, and it has played an active role since 2009 at the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Leopoldo Pirelli” high school in Rome. Then, two scholarships for graduating high school students at the Liceo Classico Giosué Carducci in Milan were established in 2007 by the alumni association – with support from the Group – and dedicated to the memory of Leopoldo and Giovanni Pirelli. With a value of Euro 10 thousand each, they are earmarked for students who wish to pursue studies in the humanities (“Giovanni Pirelli” scholarship) and the sciences (“Leopoldo Pirelli” scholarship)