by Antonella Ferrucci
On July 3rd in Sila, Lorica, the first cycle of the Mediterranean School of Economics and Civil Communion ended. It was organized by the Diocese of Crotone and Santa Severina, in collaboration with the Economy of Communion and Social Weeks.
With the convention, "Good wins - Forming oneself through signs that make dreams come true", held last June 5, 2010, in conference hall of Crotone´s Chamber of Commerce, the Mediterranean School of Civil Economy and Economy of Communion became a reality. Around 150 people coming from different parts of Calabria and Sicily took part in the meeting.
The school was strongly encouraged by His Excellency, Mgsr. Domenico Graziani, Archbishop of Crotone - Santa. Severina. It aims at contributing to people´s formation in the culture and governance of businesses and idealistically motivated organizations - those organizations, associations, NGOs, businesses in which the inspiring motive (or that which inspired its creation) is neither primarily profit nor exclusively instrumental elements but an ideal motive, a mission or a "vocation" that, in various ways, arises from the intrinsic motivations of its promoters. It´s a project that considers profit "and instrument for bringing about human and social goals" (Benedict XVI, CIV n.46) and promoting the business as protagonist in creating the common good.
July 7-11, 2010
C.da Scopinaro, 11
72017 Ostuni (BR)
The first Summer School of Civil Economy is open to youth who wants to know more about a different way of living economy and business, in the light of the best Italian and European tradition. The Summer School is residential and is limited to 30 participants. It is aimed towards youth from 20 to 30 years old who are seriously motivated in delving into the course´s topics and sharing in its goals. The following topics will be addressed during the school: The civil entrepreneur, The economy of communion, Social economy, Business and social cooperation, Critical and responsible consumption, Ethical finance, Governance and management of civil and social businesses.
Even our Mediterranean economy, often tired and disillusioned, can rediscover, starting from its Christian roots and from its vocation to communion, the desire and enthusiasm for a new springtime.
Summer School Workshop
27-30 August 2009
Magara Hotel & Residence
Via Fallistro s.n.
87052 Croce di Magara (CS)
Promoting Committee: Diocese of Crotone and the Economy of Communion of Calabria and Sicily
Scientific Director: Prof. Luigino Bruni - University of Milan-Bicocca
Presenters: Mons.Domenico Graziani, Luigino Bruni, Alberto Frassineti, Irene Giordano, Eva Gullo, Vittorio Pelligra
The invitation is directed towards all students and young (or less young) entrepreneurs and workers who wish to deepen economy, both theoretical and practical, in the light of the Economy of Communion and of the Italian civil economy.
See program (Italian)