Vienna Insurance Group is aware of its social responsibility to the people in its 24 countries and uses a wide range of projects and measures to proactively meet this responsibility. Many of these social and cultural initiatives are made possible primarily through the major support provided by its principal shareholder Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein.
VIG Kids Camp*
Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein once again organised a number of summer camps in 2013, at which around 500 children of VIG employees from 20 countries spent two weeks of their summer holidays. Under the motto “Paint what you want to become”, the children aged between nine and 13 could express their ideas of a dream job on paper. The most imaginative and creative submissions were awarded an invitation to Kids Camp.
Those invited could then choose between the “City Camp” in the Strebersdorf area of Vienna, the “Country Camp” in Wagrain, Salzburg, and the “Mountain Camp” in Altaussee in the Salzkammergut area. Activities ranged from hiking tours and expeditions through salt and stalactite caves to sightseeing tours in Salzburg and Vienna, along with a variety of games and water fun. The children also had new and interesting experiences with children from many other European countries. The Company was therefore also promoting intercultural exchange, thereby contributing to a culture of harmonious interaction.
* Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein, the principal shareholder of VIG, provided all or a major part of the support for these activities.