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This section gathers videos that tell us the life of entrepreneurs and EoC businesses: often it is the entrepreneurs themselves that give their experience first-hand. The videos are in their original language: you can find testimonies in Italian, Portuguese, English, Spanish, French…

Video - Colombia – EoC: diversify to generate development

A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.
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Video - Portrait of "Livio Bertola"

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"Bertola srl"

In this interview by Alessandro Rosati, which aired on October 16, 2010, on RAI 2's program called "On the road to Damascus", Livio Bertola (Marene, Italy), tells the story of his business. Founded by his father and two of his brothers after the Second World War, what is today called Bertola Srl is an industrial engineering firm that makes works in chromium plating. In 1995, Livio met Chiara Lubich and her "art of loving", and that is when his life changed.

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Video - EoC Businesses in Switzerland 2010

A panorama of he businesses and their position in their local environments

EoC Businesses in Switzerland 2010

This brief video gives a beautiful panorama of the EoC businesses at work in Switzerland in 2010. Using Google Earth, it moves throughout the various Cantons, exploring the different realities presente in the French-speaking, German-speaking and Italian-speaking Switzerland.

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Video - Portrait of Margarida Ramirez De Moreno

Portraits of EoC Entrepreneurs - A spinning mill and the culture of the "calchaquies" in Argentina. This is how the ideal of fraternity, incarnated in the working world, can be the chance for redemption for a group of women who have always been discriminated against and, little by little, to rediscover their identity and their dignity. The advantage goes towards an entire aborigine community.

"Tinku Kamayu" Business (United to Work)

By Margarita Ramirez De Moreno, Santa Maria di Catamarca, Argentina

I was born in Santa Maria, in a region at the foot of the Andes - rich in aboriginal culture but very poor. I'm a descendant of the aborigine "calchaquies", married and a mother of seven children.

I was the first diplomat to come from the Scuola Aurora of Santa Maria di Catamarca, recognized by the Argentinean government after 35 years of activity for its great educational contribution, as it also offers the study and recuperation of the techniques and symbols of the "quechua" culture. It was in that school that I met the Ideal of Fraternity, which I have chosen as the guiding compass of my life.Ritratti di imprenditore Edc: Margarita Moreno

In 2003, faced with rampant unemployment, I started a spinning mill to supply the sewing lab at the school. It wasn't easy to convince the women of my land, who had always been discriminated, to take up the work of spinning again. To get to the mill, they would have to cross rivers and walk kilometers each day.

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Video - François Neveux : pioneer, inventor and prophet

François Neveux: pioneer, inventor and prophet

François Neveux, an exceptional entrepreneur, wanted to work different since the beginning of his professional career. He tried to weave other kinds of relationships with everyone - employees, clients, competitors - so that man and not the "system" be in the first place of the human community of work. There were also a number of marginalized and excluded persons who were associated with the business he created. This documentary was originally made for a one-time showing, on the occasion of the presentation of the book, "Utopia in Action: François Neveux, entrepreneur and inventor, economically incorrect." See article

Riproduced in DVD, this was published on the Internet so that many may know this notable person better. 

Video - Portrait of "L'Arcobaleno "

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Gualtiero Palmieri and Rina Santoli, founding parters of "L'Arcobaleno" (The Rainbow), in 1990, tell the storie of their business and give testimony to their choice to be an Economy of Communion business. L'Arcobaleno is a business leader in its sector, office products and information technology. In 2007, a new editorial division of the business arose, giving life to a publishing house, “L’Arcobaleno Editore”. That same year, a new sales location opened up in Tuscany at Polo Lionello Bonfanti near Incisa in Val d'Arno (FIorence, Italy).

This portrait was recorded during the Adriano Olivetti convention, "L’idea di comunità nell’agire d’impresa", Polo Lionello Bonfanti, Incisa in Valdarno, April 26, 2010.

Ritratti di imprenditore Edc: Gualtiero Palmieri e Rina Santoli


Video - Portrait of "Nogal Maderas"

Portraits of EoC Entrepreneurs

"Nogal Maderas"

Monica and Pablo Salazar from Paraná (Argentina) , tell how their carpentry business Nogal Maderas started in 2001, right in the middle of Argentina's crisis. It is a business that arose from a precise vocation to the Economy of Communion that Pablo felt and which he found a concrete answer through his sister's decision to follow him in this adventure. If, in 2001, the plans for a new business seemed crazy, today the Salazar family shows the opposite. Their experience was recorded as part of the EoC School in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), on July 17, 2010.

Ritratti di imprenditore Edc: Monica e Pablo Salazar

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Video EoC Summer School Prague 2015

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EoC Congress in Nairobi 2015

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Report Eoc 2013-2014

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United Nations Video

This short video was shot in occasion of the EoC presentation in the February 2012 UN Conference on Poverty Eradication.


Video - EoC in 5 words

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Presentation by Luigino Bruni to the Faculty of the Ateneo De Manila University. Manila, Philippines, September 23, 2011

Guidelines for conducting an EoC business

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The economy of giving

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«Unlike the consumerist economy, based on a culture of having, the economy of communion is the economy of giving.... 

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