In 1998, Eni and the local authorities of the Basilicata region signed an agreement for the exploitation of the oil and gas fields of Val d’Agri and Val Camastra, the largest production sites in Italy. Under this agreement, Eni committed to opening a FEEM branch in the area that would contribute to the economic and social development of the Basilicata region in cooperation with private and public local institutions.
Initiatives undertaken by FEEM in Sicily are divided into three areas of activity: i) advanced training for graduates, professionals and teachers; ii) science dissemnination and education for schools; iii) support to institutions.
FEEM firmly believes that investing in culture, in scientific, economic and social research, and in continued education throughout life, is key for economic and sustainable development.
The activities promoted by FEEM in the territory of Ravenna are among those covered by the 2nd Agreement signed by eni and the Municipality of Ravenna.
Since 2000 FEEM supports Eni in carrying out educational projects such as Eniscuola and Schoolnet. The projects aim at providing pupils and teachers of lower-middle schools with advanced teaching support on the subject of energy and environment and at increasing the use of the Internet as a fundamental tool for learning and information.