LoppianoLab 2012 LoppianoLab

Italia Europa. Un unico cantiere fra giovani, lavoro e innovazione

20-23 settembre (Loppiano – FI)

Riapre il laboratorio nazionale che guarda all’Italia tutta intera.

Quattro giorni di incontri pubblici, dibattiti, workshop e tavole rotonde su economia, cultura, formazione, cittadinanza, Intercultura e comunicazione in rete promossi dal Gruppo editoriale Città Nuova, Polo imprenditoriale Lionello Bonfanti, Istituto universitario Sophia e cittadella internazionale di Loppiano. Per far emergere le risorse dell’Italia, costruire la casa europea, rilanciare una comunità di popoli.

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LoppianoLab: Inside the label

A workshop on responsible consumption amid the shelves of the supermarket. It was the proposal of the Italian youth section of the Economy of Communion for its annual summer LoppianoLab.

di Maria Gaglione

180929 Figline InToTheLabel 01 rid 300Put the heads of a group of teenagers together having taken part in the recent annual workshop in Loppiano, and one keyword emerges: “participation.” In view of this, the Youth Section of the Economy of Communion (EoC) launched on the social network and among their friends a workshop called “Inside the LABel.” At the conclusion of the day which the Bonfanti Industrial Park had dedicated to the topics of economy and work, the participants left the meeting hall and the filled cars that were waiting to take them to the nearby Coop Supermarket in the town of Figline. A table was set up at the entrance of the superstore along with ballot boxes. Then, an innovative experiment began that lasted for two hours, a genuine voting campaign. The five candidates were: pasta, coffee, chocolate, canned tuna and oranges.

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Economy of Communion, 25 years of challenges met

The revolutionary business model of Loppiano: sharing, not capitalizing

by Alessandro Zaccuri

published in Avvenire on 1/10/2016

160930 1002 Convention Edc 2016 05 ridIn a period of time where emergency consists in the increase of inequality and, in fact, the erosion of what was once considered the middle class even and especially in advanced countries, there is an alternative paradigm of growth that yields a "win win" situation, enriches society and helps to reduce inequality, because it is based on sharing. The "happy development" is occurring in at least four areas in our country: in civil economy's institutions and organisations making up a large part of the third sector, the world of for-profit enterprises designed to go beyond CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), in advanced parts of the general public and, informally and even in civil society, through self-organizing citizens.

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LoppianoLab 2014 Starts with the EoC

The fifth edition of LoppianoLab is now open at the Lionello Bonfanti Pole. Italian entrepreneurs and companies working on and committed to overcoming the crisis by healing the wounds of poverty and exclusion.

141003 05 LoppianoLab Virtual expo 01 ridThe first day of the fifth edition of LoppianoLab was opened at 9.30 am with the 'Virtual Expo' of 57 Italian companies that share in the same experience of communion in the economy. The national laboratory was entitled: A map for Italy: Between Relationships, Work and culture. A filmmaker has travelled through Italy from North to South to meet EoC entrepreneurs and tell their stories – now assembled in a video channel that will remain active for a year.

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2013 LoppianoLab, the 4th edition.

LoppianoLab will take place in Loppiano on September 20-22.

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The event is a laboratory for Italy's sustainable development promoted by Città Nuova Publishing HouseLionello Bonfanti Business ParkSophia University Institute e Loppiano Focolare Center (Florence). This year's edition will deal with labor and civic duty; its title is “Joint force action for the future of Italy and the world”.

Create, meet, venture and care are the four inspiring verbs of the 2013 LoppianoLab. It will take place in Loppiano (Florence) from September 20-22. These Labs, a testing ground for a sustainable development in Italy, began in 2009. So far, they have moved approximately ten thousand citizens throughout the country. Various initiatives have promoted open discussions between members of businesses, schools, cultural entities and the civil society. All year round, citizens have carried out many activities that tackle Italian crucial issues: lawfulness, labor, interfaith dialogue and education.

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Italy, Incisa Valdarno (FI), 16-19/09/2010

Loppiano Lab is coming up, from September 16-19

A Panorama of the Events of the 2010 EoC Expo and Convention: work in progress!!


The preparations are fervering for the 4-day Loppiano Lab in September, during which the most significant moments for the Economy of Communion in Italy for 2010. We suggest that everyone sign up and participate!!! We will soon insert the details of the program, rich with initiatives and appointments.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

  • 15:00 Opening of the Expo
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Round table: Renewable energy: an economic challenge for our businesses and cities (Lionello Bonfanti Industrial Park, Sala Duccia) - Presenters: Fabrizio Giovannoni (Mayor of Incisa Valdarno) and Lorenzo Becattini (President of Toscana Energia, Florence)
  • 18:00 Inauguration of the 2010 Expo
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Happy Hour at the Lionello Bonfante Industrial Park

Friday, September 17, 2010

  • 9:30 - 12:30 Round table: Ethical Economy and economy of communion: what are the opportunities for economic developoment? (Lionello Bonfanti Industrial Park, Sala Risana)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Meeting with the protagonists: Charis: a new proposal for the work of religious orders (Lionello Bonfanti Industrial Park, Sala Duccia) - Presenters: Luigino Bruni and Sr. Alessandra Smerilli

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Giving "wings" to civil businesses and those of communion

Interview with Stefano Zamagni on the occasion of the Italian EoC Convention

Giving "wings" to civil businesses and those of communion

By Antonella Ferrucci

Professor Zamagni, next week at Loppiano the awaited Italian EoC Convention will take place. You will not be able to attend, but if you had to tell us your thoughts about this important moment for the Italian EoC, what would you say?

I would begin with two pieces of news. The first: the bishop of Rimini in his pastoral letter for the New Year, presented a few days ago, makes reference to the Economy of Communion, practically saying that the Christian form of doing economy is the Economy of Communion. The second: I just returned from Brussels where I was at the European Parliament for a conference on the pope's Encyclical, and many deputies were present.

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Youth and women, potential that ought to be recognized

Economist Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, thanks to the life experience shared, highlighted their specific contribution to the development of business.

Youth and women, potential that ought to be recognized

By Chiara Andreola
Published on cittanuova.it on 20/09/2010

"They've asked me to explain why youth and women are an economic resource. But after the experiences that we've heard, I think that this (my talk) is useless." Sr. Alessandra Smerilli's opening did not surprise the public present on the last morning of Loppiano Lab, because those who had spoken before her had already answered this question with their lives. Smerilli recalled a few facts: in this country, these two categories of people represent 60 percent of the population. However, Parliament is composed 18 percent by women, and the average age there is above 50. And at the same time, 88 percent of youth have unstable jobs, while the employment of women is stuck at 47 percent compared to the European average of 60 percent. The presenters who preceded here had proposed a practical layout of the specific qualities of the youth and feminine world that Sr. Alessandra had indicated as precious for economic development. 

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