We stand by the new generation and Greek education
Every year we reward one top graduate from every high school in Greece: the one who gathered the highest number of credits in the university entry exams at their school.
Each top graduate receives an €800 cash prize, deposited in an account in their name. The students are awarded during special ceremonies held in the various educational regions of Greece from October to January of each year.
We also award the Best of the Best: around 60 students who gathered the highest number of credits in the university entry exams in their prefecture.
The Best of the Best receive their awards from the President of the Hellenic Republic. The festive ceremony is held in the Old Parliament House, a Greek institution. Apart from the families of the graduates, others attending the ceremony include representatives from the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the Church, academic and institutional bodies and the senior management of Eurobank.
What we have accomplished so far
The Great Moment for Education Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was launched in 2003. It takes place every year and is supported by the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
It encompasses all the senior high schools of Greece:
- 1,400 general high schools
- 420 vocational high schools
We have given away around €16 million in cash prizes so far to the high-school graduates who achieved top marks in the university entry exams.
16,835 students from around Greece have been awarded to date. We awarded 890 top graduates during the 2016-2017 school year.
Today, most of the graduates we have awarded have gained recognition in the country's economic, academic and scientific fields.
We build on our values
Through The Great Moment for Education Corporate Social Responsibility initiative we have been investing in Greek education, which is a core value for the Eurobank Group. We believe that:
- “If Education is the solution for all the countries, for Greece it is a historic command.”
- “The best must be distinguished and rewarded; they are the ones who set goals and choose the arduous path to conquer them.”
- “Education, and especially the level and effectiveness of the educational process, must be a major national target through the ages and our single most significant national investment for the future.”
We actively support excellence and encourage the next generation of Greeks to pursue knowledge, education and friendly competition. Schools are major incubators of values, ideas and visions. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility actions, we build relationships of trust with the Greek society.