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Uruguay: getting together to share stories and give thanks

The usual September EoC meeting of the Southern Cone was held in Montevideo: the impressions of our envoy

by Carolina Carbonell

170915 17 Montevideo Cono Sur 01 ridIt is 23:30 on a Friday, 15 September. It's a cold winter night. The station is bustling with people, everyone on their own journey and with a vital route to pursue. Three adults, supplied with a thermos and a large bag, offer coffee to reduce the cold and a sandwich to eat. It’s a beautiful gesture that prepares our heart for what is coming later.

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Melbourne: EoC, a People-Centered Approach for the Economy

On August 23, 2017 Lawrence Chong presented EoC in Melbourne: very positive feedback despite the wide range of backgrounds of people attended

by Lorraine Lipson and Mark Kelly

170823 Melbourne 02 ridThe presentation was a fruit of the relationships built between members of the New Humanity -  EoC Melbourne group with the Social Policy Connections group lead by Fr Bruce Duncan, Director of the Yarra Institute for Religion and Policy and the desire of that group to learn more about the EoC. The EoC Melbourne group invited Lawrence Chong, an EoC entrepreneur based in Singapore to come and present on the history of the EoC and the journey of his company, Consulus, in living for unity and communion.

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Germany: entrepreneurs visiting in Leverkusen

First steps towards the founding of an Association of Entrepreneurs of the Economy of Communion in Germany

by Andrea Fleming

201708 Leverkusen BaustellenbesichtigungLeverkusen is well known mainly because most of its population works for one of the world's chemical and pharmaceutical giants. But more than 100 people left visible traces in the city, working for the construction company A.Otto & Sohn. Crossing the city by car, Rüdiger Otto points out several buildings, industrial complexes and original constructions that he has built together with his team.

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Brazil: strong emotion about the passing away of Odilon Augusto de Souza Junior

On 4 September the director of Rotogine, an EoC company at Polo Spartaco, suddenly left us. Great sadness among all those who knew him

Odilon Junior 2 ridThere is a twofold the sentiment that pervaded those who received news of the sudden death of the EoC entrepreneur Odilon Augusto de Souza Junior: on the one hand the pain for the loss of a loved one who was among the builders of the Economy of Communion in the Polo Spartaco (Spartacus Business Park), Brazil; on the other hand, the certainty of having an intercessor in heaven who will continue to give strength and strive for the ideal of an Economy of Communion from up there.

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India - Bangalore, 09-10/09/2017

The Department of Economics of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (JAIN University), in collaboration with Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) organize the International Conference on:

Dimensions of Poverty and Happiness in Economy

ECC BangaloreSeptember 9-10,2017
Ecumenical Christian Centre,
Whitefield, Bangalore (India)

Keynote Address: Prof.  Dr.  Luigino  Bruni,  Author  of  Happiness  and Quality  of  Life,  Handbook  on  the  Economics  of  Reciprocity and Social Enterprise; The Wound and the Blessing: Economy Relationships and Happiness.
Theme of the Conference: Economists search for models of long-run economic growth and short-term fluctuations that occur in the economy.

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Holland: the 1st EoC Research School has ended

From 23 to 27 August the first EoC Research Summer School for young researchers of the Economy of Communion was held in Mariënkroon (Netherlands).

by Mª Asunción Esteso

170823 27 Olanda EoC R SS 05 ridThe programme was structured around plenary sessions, where professors presented topics of interest related to research on the EoC and parallel sessions on the two disciplines: economics and management, in which students shared their research work. The topics they dealt with include research methodology, the anthropology underlying the EoC, updates on the empirical studies conducted so far, challenges and new perspectives.

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Holland: economists in dialogue in the EoC Research Summer School

Yesterday in Mariënkroonun, during the EoC Summer School, there was a fruitful exchange of views between Italian and Dutch economists on the EoC and its environs.

by Sibiel van Haastrecht

170823 27 Olanda EoC R SS 01 ridWhat place do interest, reciprocity and happiness have in the economy? These questions were at the centre of the academic discussion that took place yesterday, 25 August 2017 in Mariënkroon, Holland, as part of the open meeting of experts with seventy participants. It took place as the initiative of the Thomas More Foundation and the Focolare Movement during the EoC Research Summer School 2017.

In the meeting room, the participants were arranged in two circles: on the inside, discussing with each other, two Italian professors Luigino Bruni (LUMSA University ) and Vittorio Pelligra (University of Cagliari), two Dutch professors, Erik Borgman and Lans Bovemberg from the University of Tilburg together with Joost van der Net, the director of the Thomas More Foundation were seated. The observers, sitting in the outer circle, followed the conversations and at the end they had the opportunity to respond or ask questions.

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EoC North America: an incubator for new businesses

The North American EoC Annual Meeting was held at Hyde Park (NY). The title was: “Building an Economy of Communion. A New Vision for the Economy and Business

by Maddalena Maltese

170620 24 Hyde Park SS Convegno USA 29 ridLisbeth Wallin from New York is 26 years old, and after a year and a half she spent in various South American countries as a volunteer for social work in the Focolare Movement, she decided to create a small company,  Project Lia. In a 360sqm studio in Indianapolis, formerly incarcerated women are learning to turn discarded material into pieces of furniture, with hand-made fabrics. The activity has reduced the risk of recidivism because, as the creator of the project explains, “Women working on waste also discover the hidden value in every one of them, which has shifted from the former phase of waste to that of a new possibility.”

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EoC School a First for North America

The First EoC School held in North America was held in Hyde Park (NY) from June 20-23, 2017

by Nick Sanna

170620 24 Hyde Park SS Convegno USA 22 ridThe Economy of Communion offered its first school in North America for students and young adults interested in learning about communion and social entrepreneurship. The school, held from June 20-23, 2017 at Mariapolis Luminosa in Hyde Park, NY, was organized and staffed by the EoC North America Commission. 25 were in attendance, including young men and women from across the U.S., a couple from Mexico, and a number of interns and students from south and central America.

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Germany: EoC entrepreneurs’ network in Mannheim

There was a workshop with many participants at the EoC Co-working Space in Mannheim at the end of May. Participating entrepreneurs and business managers decided to meet regularly

 by Andrea Fleming

201705 mannheim 3"My wish for the future? I would like us to meet regularly - at least 4 times a year!” This is the balance drawn by one of the participants of the Economy of Communion workshop held in Mannheim at the end of May.

About 30 entrepreneurs and business managers came from various parts of Germany in the Neckar region to visit the new "Co-Working Space" and learn more about the four entrepreneurial and training projects running there, with their challenges but also their first successes.

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New York, United Nations: New Humanity featured the Tassano Consortium

Tassano Consortium, featured on May 24, 2017 in the Side Event on Public Private Interfaces Forum on Financing for Development, United Nations

by Joe Klock, New Humanity - USA

170524 New York Onu 01 ridOn May 24, 2017, Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, at the United Nations in New York, New Humanity presented an Economy of Communion story about the Roberto Tassano Consortium, a social enterprise working in and around Genoa, Italy.  During a 4 day UN conference entitled the Financing for Development Forum, participants explored ways for governments to raise the funds necessary for development in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 

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USA - Hyde Park (NY), 20-25/06/2017

The Economy of Communion North American Association organizes the:

2017 EOC Summer School & Annual Meeting

Building an Economy of  Communion. A new vision for the Economy and Business

Eoc logoIn today’s world, globalization presents to us significant challenges such as poverty, inequality, unemployment, and forced migration… All these situations make us question if this is the world we want and if the economy can change for the better.

The Economy of Communion project (EOC) offers a new perspective facing these challenges: a new business culture where free enterprises become the cradle of a culture of giving, that fosters fraternity, social bonds, sustainability, and communion, rather than individualism and profit as an end in itself.

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EOC Featured at the 2017 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the Economy of Communion project (EoC) was presented at the World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum in Washington DC.

by Nick Sanna

posted on April 22, 2017 in

civil society logoThis was the first time that the EoC was featured at an event from the World Bank, a financial institution that is part of the United Nations systems and whose mission is to help reduce poverty.

51 people attended the session representing various NGOs from all over the world, World Bank employees, The International Monetary Fund, and the Bretton Woods Project. The session had the title “Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development”.  Nick Sanna represented the EoC.

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More Articles ...

  1. April 6, 2017: Live Streaming of Panel Discussion on ‘Business Practices of the EoC’
  2. Cameroon: International EoC Conference at CUCA
  3. The EoC and One Entrepreneur’s Story
  4. The vulnerable, front and center
  5. Not accumulate, but circulate
  6. Pope Francis Delivered The Hard Talk About The Economy That Davos Didn't
  7. A counter culture: Economy of Communion
  8. Video - Impressions after the meeting with Pope Francis
  9. Video - The Economy of Communion and Pope Francis
  10. Pope: reject capitalism if it makes money a god and discards the weak
  11. Being an EoC Entrepreneur: when Economy and Communion Unite
  12. Joy, Celebration, and Challenge
  13. Pope Francis' speech
  14. Rome: members of the EoC from all around the world gather to meet Pope Francis
  15. Cameroon - Yaounde, 9-10 February 2017
  16. Video - EoC Highlights
  17. Seoul: civil economy at the 7th Asia Future Forum
  18. Korea: civil economy, an answer to the expectations of happiness
  19. EoC: gazes that create and reconstruct
  20. Baar- Switzerland, 20-23/10/2016
  21. Montreal: EoC at the World Social Forum
  22. Corea: three engaging EoC workshops in PyeongChang
  23. Cameroon: a new Eoc Association is born
  24. Changing the Economy is Possible: Hope in Action
  25. Serbia: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the EoC
  26. Augsburg, the Box: Mercy, Relationships and Business
  27. The Economy of Communion (EoC) in Bolivia
  28. Tagaytay, Philippines: The 4th and the 5th day of the EoC PanAsian Congress 2016
  29. Tagaytay, Philippines: The 3rd day of the EoC PanAsian Congress 2016
  30. Philippines: Economy of Communion, an Economy for All


EN - Asia Special 2016

Events internationalAsia Special 2016

The events of the 25th anniversary of the EoC took place in the Philippines. All related contents on this page.

Logo Asia 2016 ridThere were two main events during the week of celebration for the 25th anniversary of the EoC in the Philippines: the EoC International Youth Forum on 23-24 May 2016 at the University of Sto Tomas in Manila and the Pan-Asian EoC Congress 2016 "Economy of Communion, An Economy for All" which was held in Tagaytay City from 25 to 29 May. We collected all news contents on this page.

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EN - #EocwiththePope


04 February 2017: An audience for the EoC world with Pope Francis

#EocwiththePope, or the extraordinary day of the audience for more than 1,100 170204 Udienza Papa 10 rid catmembers of the EoC from 54 countries with Pope Francis on 4 February 2017 in the Vatican: in addition to the text of the speech the Pope addressed to us, we will be gathering here press reviews, interviews, videos made...

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The Dawn of Midnight

Logo Geremia Crop 150The series of comments by Luigino Bruni on Jeremiah's book comes out every Sunday on Avvenire

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EoC Report 2016

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EoC PanAsian Congress 2016

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Nairobi 2015: a site to share all related contents

Logo sito Nairobi rid modInterviews and experiences  (videos and written contents), photo galleries, PowerPoint presentations: all materials that help you re-live the events of Nairobi 2015

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Video EoC Summer School Prague 2015

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Luigino Bruni’s articles and video

Structures of Grace

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New City Press, December 2014


United Nations Video

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


Ottmaring 2013

Community Ottmaring

4th Encounter of entrepreneurs and managers of the Economy of Communion from Northern and Eastern Europe

24th to 27th October 2013 - Center of Encounter Ottmaring, Germany

THE DYNAMIC OF GIVING A way into the future for companies, the economy and the common good


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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

Message of the Youth

“From San Paolo to the World”
That economics in 2031 may be one of communion, for us and for all...


Guidelines for conducting an EoC business

Binari_rid_modThe Economy of Communion proposes the following "Guidelines for conducting a business", to productive organizations who adhere to its message and its culture, written in the light of the life and thought of thousands of entrepreneurs and workers....

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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