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This evening at 5.45pm CEST, #EoC-IIN appointment with Luigino Bruni at the link: www.facebook.com/EoCIIN/
We are all invited!
On August 23, 2017 Lawrence Chong presented EoC in Melbourne: very positive feedback despite the wide range of backgrounds of people attended
First steps towards the founding of an Association of Entrepreneurs of the Economy of Communion in Germany...
It will take place from 26 to 29 October 2017 in Wezemaal (Belgium); conference title: "The enterprise, an agent of communion"
Cameroon, Fontem: 55 African Startuppers, bearers of 30 Projects spend 5 days in the incubation laboratory with 12 tutors from different horizons (7 Africans, 5 Europeans, 1 South American)
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”
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
Tassano Consortium featured on May 24, 2017 in the Side Event on Public Private Interfaces Forum on Financing for Development, United Nations
#Eoc-iin: For a new generation of companies with a spirit of communion in Africa: the EoC StartUp Lab 2017 will take place from 19 to 24 June: 40 entrepreneurial projects from 10 African states, selected to participate at the incubation laboratory of the Economy of Communion.
Are you a young scholar or a PhD student in Economics and Management? Or are you writing your thesis about the Economy of Communion? This Summer School is for you!
Last days to sign up: deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2017
Future Entrepreneurs and researchers hone their skills in the Economy of Communion.
The 2016 EoC Report is now available online.
We are all invited!
We are all invited!
by Rebeca Gomez Tafalla
Less than a year has passed since the opening of the first EoC-IIN Hub (local access point) and the network already has 14 sites in 13 countries (Cameroon, Uganda, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, USA, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Argentina, the Czech Republic and Slovakia). In addition to these, several EoC entrepreneurs from other countries (Togo, Belgium, DRC...) have joined in, too.
In recent months, our Hubs have organized and promoted courses and workshops to provide technical-professional training and preparation for the EoC at the local level, accompanying the execution of new entrepreneurial projects in a personalized and systematic way. While the hubs' action has so far been limited to projects and people in their narrow territorial area, the EoC-IIN platform now offers the opportunity to access the various services - in six different languages - even for those who cannot easily reach a local hub.
by Lorraine Lipson and Mark Kelly
The 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.
by Andrea Fleming
Leverkusen 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.
by Carolina Carbonell
Aldo Calliera is the owner of the agricultural EoC company El Alba in Santiago del Estero, in the north of Argentina, and has already been the protagonist of another story on the EoC site: ...Di cavalli e mandriani (story available only in Italian – the tr.).
On Saturday 19 August, Aldo sent us a photo of the flames that were burning his field with great force. In his message he told us: "I have worked as a fire-fighter with my colleagues for two days now. In a couple of hours we lost the fruit of many years of ecological care of the native forests and all that grew on the agricultural plots". The next day further news arrived: “Last night we had another very complicated case of fire, but it is already under control”.
There 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.
Visit the web site of the Economy of Communion North American Association
This short video was shot in occasion of the EoC presentation in the February 2012 UN Conference on Poverty Eradication.
John Gallagher, Jeanne Buckeye
New City Press, December 2014
Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli
Routledge, July 2014
Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012
Economics, Relationships, and Happiness
New City Press, 2012
The Economy of Communion (EoC) is a movement that involves entrepreneurs, workers, directors, consumers, savers, scholars, economic workers, poor and citizens, families, and was launched by Chiara Lubich in May of 1991 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Do you know the mascot of the EoC website?