Thanks to its long-standing cooperation with UNICEF, Eurobank had a clear understanding of the current needs of the health care system in Serbia
The coronavirus has undoubtedly affected all sectors of the economy, but it also demanded the implementation of timely and effective measures, to mitigate its consequences as much as possible. Even in these challenging times, Eurobank has shown a high degree of responsibility – towards employees, clients, partners and the community in which we operate.
To minimize the possibility of infection, even before the state of emergency was declared, Eurobank had made several steps to protect both employees and clients. Increased hygiene in all Eurobank branches and maximum implementation of recommendations for protection against the coronavirus had been provided, and some of the daily activities were further improved in order to provide clients with alternative digital channels for uninterrupted transactions, thus eliminating the need to go to a branch.
Furthermore, and intending to contribute to the fight against the epidemic, Eurobank took part in ongoing initiatives, but also launched its own, showing what it means to be a solidary and responsible member of the community when most needed.
Thanks to its long-standing cooperation with UNICEF, Eurobank had a clear understanding of the current needs of the health care system in Serbia. More than ever, it was necessary to provide support to doctors and to provide patients with coronavirus treatment with adequate health care. Eurobank has set aside 50,000 euro for the purchase of surgical masks and N95 masks, protective gowns, surgical gloves, visors, hazmat suits and mobile respirators. The initiative was realized in an extremely short period, with only a couple of days passing from the donation to the moment when the necessary equipment reached those for whom it was intended.
Following this significant donation, in support of the health care system during a very difficult time, Eurobank selflessly continued to help the most vulnerable population categories. These included street vendors of LICEULICE magazine, who, after the declaration of the state of emergency and the implementation of special coronavirus protection measures, were facing an insurmountable obstacle – a complete suspension of sales, and thus the lack of material income. With that in mind, Eurobank bought a significant number of magazine copies and in that way supported these people while demonstrating solidarity.
We are especially proud of the personal engagement of our employees and their participation in initiatives that included assisting senior citizens
During these challenging times, Eurobank continued to carry out activities aimed at improving education, so, at the invitation of NALED, as one of the sponsors, the bank joined the competition called „Magic is in the hands of teachers“ at which the best distance learning examples were selected. The competition, which lasted until May 31, was intended for elementary and high school teachers in Serbia who created and taught the distance learning curriculum. The bank provided 2 laptops with installed software for reading e-books as prizes in two categories – for the best example of interactive teaching and the best example of the use of information technology in teaching.
We are especially proud of the personal engagement of our employees and their participation in initiatives that included assisting senior citizens. Additionally, Eurobank provided the necessary assistance to the most vulnerable categories – families of children with autism from the Autism Valjevo association. In that way, Eurobank has once again shown that it is one of the leaders in socially responsible business, giving a real-life example of how to treat the society and community in which we live and do business, especially in difficult and challenging times.