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The editorial management of D Scuola has been renewed.
The team, led by Claudia Leante, will work with renewed vigour on the development of educational publishing products: books, eBooks, apps and websites. This will consolidate the innovative and strategic role of one of the leading educational publishers in Italy.
The main objective will continue to be to provide students, pupils and teachers with the best tools to build the society of the future.
In the photo, from left: Barbara Villani, Rachele Ambrosetti, Francesca Rizzo, Daniele Pagliari, Claudia Leante, Carlo Guaita, Jana Foscato, Stefania Bessone, Monica Martinelli, Stefano Vella and Roberto Vanzetto.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is important to raise awareness.
We did this with a webinar dedicated to the ABC of mental health, in collaboration with Mindwork and psychologist and operations manager Biancamaria Cavallini.

There is still too little talk about mental wellbeing in companies, as if people can separate their personal and professional lives, or as if the places to talk about it are different.

Instead, we believe in a corporate culture that is open to a broad and inclusive concept of wellbeing, and we promote the dissemination of tools that support people in times of difficulty, as well as in times of change and personal growth.

This is why, in partnership with Mindwork, we have set up a professional psychological support service within the company, a digital counter to listen and help all our employees.

We have opened a new bookstore in Aprilia, in the province of Latina. The new Mondadori store is located in one of the liveliest and busiest areas of Latina. The new Mondadori bookshop opened on 30 April and is located in the Aprilia2 shopping centre. With more than 11,000 titles, including bestsellers and great classics, our store is an oasis for book lovers of all genres: from fiction to non-fiction, including miscellaneous and illustrated books. Young readers will find their own special corner in the We are Junior area, specially designed to stimulate their imagination and creativity with books, illustrated fairy tales and educational games. For comic and manga fans, there is the colourful Just Comics section. To keep up with the latest news from the bookshop, follow it on Facebook and Instagram, where you can discover all the initiatives and events dedicated to readers.

The prestigious Battello a Vapore literary prize is back with its 22nd edition.

By participating in the contest, aspiring female writers will have the opportunity to have their novel published in the celebrated series of books for girls and boys. For the 2024 edition, unpublished manuscripts must be uploaded online, by June 30, to the official website www.battelloavapore.it/premio.

The five best narrative works will be selected by the editorial staff of The Steamship. Among them, the exceptional Jury – composed of Alessandro Gelso, Sara Bongiovanni, Alessia Gazzola, Letizia Mazzanti and Claudio De Signori – will decide the winner.
For complete rules and regulations, visit www.battelloavapore.it/premio.

Among those participating in the 12th #RelayMilanoMarathon there were also #NoiDellaMondadori.

A group of colleagues took part in the non-competitive relay for charity organised as part of the Milan Marathon. 6 teams from the Mondadori Group took part in this initiative, each made up of four runners who took it in turns to cover the 42 km of the marathon through the streets of the city.

Through our participation, we have decided to once again support the LILT – Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori, and in particular the “Visite sospese” project: an initiative aimed at guaranteeing preventive medical check-ups to people in economic and social difficulties.

The relay is the heart of the Milano Marathon’s charity programme, which allows all participants to run for a non-profit organisation of their choice, helping to raise funds for the solidarity projects of around 100 participating associations.

Anyone can support the LILT programme: just take part in the fundraising on the Rete del Dono, www.retedeldono.it. Donations are anonymous and any amount is possible.

Photo by Fabrizio Crippa.

The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, received Walter Veltroni at the Quirinale on Friday 22nd March to present him with his latest book: “La condanna”, published by Rizzoli.

The author was accompanied on behalf of the publishing house by Massimo Turchetta, general manager and publisher, and Federica Magro, publishing director.

In the photo, from left: Sergio Mattarella, Walter Veltroni, Federica Magro and Massimo Turchetta.

It is with great satisfaction that we announce that the Mondadori Group has obtained the UNI/PdR 125:2022 gender equality certification. The assessment, a result of a rigorous audit process carried out by Bureau Veritas, recognises our commitment to promoting inclusion and creating a working environment that respects and values gender diversity.

Among the most highly commended projects was the one on parenthood, which provides all new parents with concrete tools such as the parental kit and the counselling service, and the adoption of blind CVs – which do not contain sensitive data – in selection processes.

The gender equality certification is an important milestone in our Diversity & Inclusion journey, which began three years ago with the desire to promote an inclusive culture and ensure fair and transparent opportunities for all people within the company.

With this recognition, we have achieved one of the objectives of the Mondadori Group’s Sustainability Plan, but we will continue to work to ensure that everyone in our company always feels valued, respected and appreciated.

Can a video game help you learn?

The answer is yes, according to a study Deascuola conducted with Massimiliano Andreoletti, a professor at the Università Cattolica di Milano. Indeed, the research showed that video games can be used as innovative and inclusive tools for teaching in schools.

These reflections gave rise to “Ross e la Sgrammanebbia”, the video game launched by Deascuola in September 2022, which has proved to be a valuable tool for secondary school teachers. The use of this digital tool has increased students’ motivation, helped them to socialise and encouraged them to think, while consolidating their skills and having fun at the same time.

Indeed, the video game offers an exciting journey where narrative, didactic and playful moments alternate. Level after level, students face stimulating challenges and solve grammatical puzzles through small games of increasing difficulty.

Find out more about Ross e la Sgrammanebbia and try the game demo.

Are you ready to live the Sanremo Festival with its protagonists? Once again this year Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will take us to the heart of the musical event with many new features.

A new location: this year the Sorrisi editorial team will move to Villa Emma at the Miramare The Palace Hotel, a short walk from the Ariston Theatre, to follow all the artists and guests closely and produce exclusive content.

Director Aldo Vitali will be interviewing the festival’s singers during the week’s busy schedule, with Giulia Salemi as Sorrisi’s special guest.

A league on FantaSanremo: you can take part in the Sanremo fantasy game by registering your team in the Sorrisi league.

Three exclusive editions on newsstands: after the cover dedicated to the competing singers, published this week, there will be the one with Amadeus together with the co-hosts and the one with the winners of the 74th edition.

The Sorrisi.com website will always be the point of reference for in-depth reports, set lists and news about the event. Other special content, including interviews and backstage, will be available every day on the Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni Instagram account.

And that’s not all. For the first time, #CasaChi will be in Sanremo for the entire week of the festival.
Chi Magazine’s Instagram account will host a number of behind-the-scenes events with numerous guests.

Photos: cover by Iwan Palombi, backstage by Alessandro Zambianchi.

We welcome the New Year with a touch of the stars: here is the horoscope featuring our media brands.

Curious to know what the stars have to say? Turn the roundabout to find out, sign by sign, some of the predictions for the coming year and discover which of the Mondadori Group’s magazines and websites will represent you in 2024.

The predictions are taken from the book “Oroscopo 2024. Il giro dell’anno in 365 giorni (+1)” by Simon & The Stars, published by Rizzoli.