On July 20, 2023, Königin Katharina Stift (KKS), a German school, announced the national winners of the CSR in Class+ project. The students engaged in the competition throughout the 2022/2023 school year, and the award ceremony took place during the school’s “project week.” A multitude of attendees was present, including school administrators, numerous students, and seven teachers from Italy. These Italian educators were participating in a job-shadowing initiative at KKS School and utilized this occasion to familiarize themselves with the outcomes and influence of the CSR in Class+ project.

Pupils from the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades of KKS actively participated in the competition, which was executed within the framework of the Erasmus+ project, CSR in Class+. The national contest marked a pinnacle in the project’s journey thus far. This endeavor was a collaborative effort involving partners from four European countries:

1) Italy, represented by Unioncamere del Veneto & Marco Fanno School in Conegliano
2) Germany, represented by ITKAM – the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany & Königin Katharina Stift School
3) Slovenia, represented by RAGOR, the Slovenian agency for sustainable development and tourism, and Ekonomska gimnazija in srednja šola Radovljica School
4) Austria, represented by the Austrian University FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH & Institut für Zukunft und Bildung School

Throughout the academic year, the students delved into the subject of business sustainability using the CSR platform. They practically applied the theoretical knowledge they had gained by analyzing sustainability reports of prominent regional companies through case studies. This process illuminated the practical value of the acquired knowledge, particularly for their future careers.

For the judging panel, consisting of two teachers, Bianca Schich and Benedikt Fässler, along with Marina Cenedese of ITKAM, the task of selecting the winners from the pool of highly commendable entries was no small feat.

Claiming the top prize was Fanny Widmann from the 9th grade. Fanny will now progress to compete against the triumphant participants from the partner schools in the project. We extend our heartiest wishes for her success in this endeavor. In the second place was Ina Bosch from the 11th grade, and securing the third place was Maja Neuer, also from the 9th grade. All participants demonstrated exceptional performance and were rewarded with book vouchers to acknowledge their efforts.