Messina, Archimede high school student first in the national competition promoted by Agcom


By John

Great satisfaction for the Archimede scientific high school: the student Gabriele Trovato he placed first in the national competition #convienesaperlo(also at school)2.0 promoted by the Competition and Market Authority (Agcm). The young man from Messina from the first class M was the winner for the “high school” category with the motivation “for his commitment and knowledge of the issues of protection of consumer rights”.

The heart of the initiative – now in its third edition after those of 2021 and 2023 – promoted by the Agcm as part of a communication and education campaign in collaboration with was the competition intended for students of lower secondary schools and second degree. More than 1,400 young people signed up for an interactive game, with over 1,000 participants coming from different Italian provinces. From 15 December 2023 to 15 March 2024, students had the opportunity to connect to the dedicated platform to learn more about the role of Antitrust and consumer rights, defending against unfair commercial practices. The class of the awarded student and another of the institute, the 5D, were offered the educational trip to participate in the event which was held in Rome on May 24th at the Auditorium Parco della Musica for the awarding of the prizes to the winners, hosted by Daniele Grassucci director of and the tiktoker Scarlett. Gabriele Trovato received an iPhone 15 and his school received a 1,500 euro voucher to spend on the purchase of technological equipment; to all the others plaques and book vouchers.

“The Competition and Market Authority continues to pay particular attention to young people, our future consumers and already an active part in the choices of products to purchase” declared the president of the Agcm Roberto Rustichelli President of the Agcm. “The Authority believes in training and Italian schools and this is why it continues to address young people also through games, so that they learn about consumer rights and have them respected, acting as spokespersons for these good practices,” he concluded. The director of the Archimede high school is satisfied Laura Cappuccio: “Children are more experienced than adults in this area, as they are regular users of online purchases. Beyond the laudable result achieved – he said – this experience has allowed our young people to acquire greater awareness of the risks that lie behind the use of platforms for commercial purposes”.