SEC: The world of plants and that of enterprises in dialogue

The SEC seminar "Sister Plant: inspirations from the plant world for capitalism and the future of businesses" was held at the Lionello Bonfanti. There were about 60 participants.

by Antonella Ferrucci

161130 Loppiano SEC Azienda vegetale 10 ridAn experiment unique in its kind was held at Loppiano this past 30 November: two worlds that seemingly would have nothing to say to each other - that of plants and that of enterprises (neurobiology and economy) - entered in dialogue, contaminating each other, looking for ideas to imagine innovative forms of enterprise and business models; models that do not flee in the face of challenges, but remain rooted in their territory and restart from these roots.

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EoC Lab-School: an ongoing task

The first Lab School of the Economy of Communion ended yesterday, on Thursday 8th September at Lionello Bonfanti Business Park.

by Giulia Pongiglione and Nacho Alonso

160904 08 Loppiano Lab School 04 ridFive days of school and lab that saw a number of presentations by professors, entrepreneurs and experts from the world of communication which gave all of us a lot of inspiration and tools to work on the ways to communicate the EoC values and life in the entire world.

The topics we have treated include crowdfunding, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), storytelling and branding.

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Italy - Loppiano (FI), 04-08/09/2016

The Economy of Communion's Lab School for youth from 4 to 8 September 2016!

Let the world know!

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Polo Lionello Bonfanti
Loc. Burchio snc
50064 Figline e Incisa Valdarno (FI)

Opportunities should not be sought, they should be created: CREATIVE PEOPLE IN COMMUNION
•    Are you a creative person who wants to put their talents into play?
•    Are you a passionate person who wants to work together with others to turn your ideals into reality?
•    Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to find innovative ways of performing your activity?

Then this LAB - SCHOOL is for you!

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Loppiano: good luck with your work at the EoC Lab-School!

How to communicate the EoC values efficiently? Finding out about his was the main objective of the EoC Lab-School that started lad Saturday night in Loppiano

by the participants of the Lab-School

160904 08 Loppiano Lab School 01 ridThe first Lab-School of economy of communion started on 4th September at Lionello Business Park in Loppiano. The goal and challenge of this school entitled "Let the world know" was to understand and build a way of communicating the EoC and its principles to the entire world, 25 years from the start of the project.

We are more than 40 people coming from 11 countries and 4 continents (Italy, France, Slovakia, Croatia, Argentina, the Philippines, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Burundi). The programme started by Alberto Frassineti, a company consultant and trainer who helped us define what the EoC was for us. After that, Luigino Bruni showed us the origins of the EoC and some of the dreams and challenges for the upcoming years.

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Philippines: EoC International Youth Forum in Manila

The Movement for Economy of Communion, in collaboration with the oldest Catholic university of Asia, the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), will hold a two-day Youth Forum on May in the UST campus, España Manila.

Economy of Communion: An Economy for ALL

Logo Manila EoC Youth Happening STDMay 23-24, 2016
University of Santo Tomas Campus
España, Manila

This event brings together 200 researchers, professors and students from various universities in Manila who are interested to gain a deeper understanding of the alternative economic paradigm that the Economy of Communion is.

The forum with the title: Economy of Communion: An Economy for ALL will feature lectures from foremost EOC economist Dr. Luigino Bruni ( Lumsa University, Italy) and business management guru Dr. Anouk Grevin (University of Nantes, France) who will provide insights on EOC as economic theory as well as a business practice. 

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Paraguay: Gaining strength from the EoC convention

International EoC School concludes in Asunción, Paraguay. An original training for young business people that highlights new kinds of synergies and ideas.

By Silvano Malini

160808 12 Asuncion Scuola Intermericana 2016 15 ridTo hear them talk they sound like small heroes, but they don’t feel that they are. They simply believe they are doing the right thing. We not only refer to the established business people from the Economy of Communion (EoC), but also the 30 young aspirants who jumped body and soul into a 5-day adventure of sharing.

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The 2nd generation of entrepreneurs is born at the Inter-American EoC School

New signs of life at the conclusion of the Inter-American EoC School

by Ana Cassiópia and Regina da Luz Vieira

151030 Ginetta Scuola Interamericana01Despite the global crisis affecting the economic and financial world from which the EoC businesses are not saved either, new signs of life emerged at the conclusion of the Inter-American School of the Economy of Communion that took place this week in the Mariapolis Ginetta, near Sao Paolo in Brazil. Motivated by the historical, videotaped intervention of Chiara Lubich that marked the birth of the Economy of Communion in 1991, many participants from Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil decided to join and venture in entrepreneurship following the innovative principles introduced by the founder of Focolare.

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The EoC Lab-School is waiting for you!

4th – 8th  September 2016 – Loppiano (Tuscany)  Italy

Let the world know!

Lab-School of Economy of Communion for Young People

Banner edc lab sito 03 300x150Let partecipate to the international laboratory-school of EoC for young people! 5 intensive days where you will find:
•    EoC-FULL IMMERSION: A deeper understanding of EoC cultural proposal and  its management style; of EoC point of view and action about poverty; of the challenges of the sustainable development, in the communion perspective.

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The third day of the EoC School: "touching" the initiatives of communion "by the hand"

In a live contact with initiatives of communion and solidarity as a response to social inequalities

by Ana Cassiópia and Rodrigo Apolinário

151028 Ginetta Scuola Interamericana 05An opportunity to get closer to the "practice" of the 'Economy of Communion: this is what the participants of the Inter-American EoC School, in course at the Mariapolis Ginetta, have experienced during the third day of school, on Wednesday 28 October. During the day the story of the EoC Spartacus was covered again and it was possible to visit it and also to get to know the city of Sao Paulo and its socio-economic inequalities.

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Paraguay - Limpio, 8-12/08/2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Inter-American EoC School dedicated to young entrepreneurs from the entire American Continent interested in learning more about the Economy of Communion (EoC) 70 young people are expected to come.

Inter-American EoC School 2016

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8-12 August 2016
Centro Mariapoli Maria Madre dell'Umanità
Surubii, Limpio (Paraguay)

The school is aimed at young people aged 19 to 35, from the entire American continent. 70 young people are expected to come. Through theoretical and practical content, the school offers a dynamic training course that promotes interaction among participants and encourages an in-depth study of the Economy of Communion.

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Gratuitousness and gift at the centre of the second day of the Inter-American EoC School

Factors contributing to the emergence of a new culture of trust

by Regina da Luz Vieira and Rodrigo Apolinário

151027 Ginetta Scuola Interamericana 01In her speech opening the second day of school, Anouk Grevin, member of the International Commission of the EoC and professor at the University of Nantes and Sophia University Institute, highlighted how work is not just pure execution of tasks and observance of rules: those who work also give something of themselves, especially if they work with creativity. This "giving something of oneself" is a gift that the employee gives freely: an important aspect in relations between workers and managers of the company, which should be duly recognized.

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Nairobi 2015: a site to share all related contents

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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

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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