Peace Fleet Mirno More
Peace Fleet Mirno More, the world’s largest sailing project for socially and financially disadvantaged children and youngsters, is taking place every year in September in the Split area of Croatia. The Vienna Insurance Group once again sponsored one of the fleet’s ships. Mirno more means “peaceful sea”, and is also a greeting and a message of good wishes used by Croatian sailors.
By enabling children to navigate a sailing ship together, the week-long trip aims to give them the opportunity to jettison prejudices and make new friendships that transcend ethnic and social borders. Some of the 580 children who took part live in crisis centres, shared accommodation and social education facilities – including some who have been driven from their homes as well as war orphans from the Balkan countries.
“Assuming social responsibility is in line with the company’s philosophy. We are dedicated to supporting a wide variety of projects, especially in the 30 countries in which we operate. Supporting disadvantaged children has been one of our Group’s leading priorities for years now,” commented VIG CEO Elisabeth Stadler. “And Peace Fleet Mirno More is a project that enables us to do this in a wonderful fashion.”
VIG sponsored 2018 the safety team ship, which provides medical treatment and ensures the safety of the total of 965 people who participate.