- Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:13
- Written by Antonella Ferrucci
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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!
EoC-IIN International Incubating Network
EoC-IIN is an international organisation expressed in the form of a network for the incubation of new companies with the spirit of communion, with hubs present on various continents, which offer various services in the incubation process with the hallmark of generosity (gratuitousness) and reciprocity.
EoC – IIN is a collective expression of the typical EoC cultural imprint: entrepreneurs and professionals who donate their talent and experience to facilitate the growth of a new generation of entrepreneurs.
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 Michel Mbengya and Steve Azeumo
After a tough preparation, 55 young entrepreneurs from the D. R. of Congo, Angola, Uganda, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina-Faso, Madagascar, Benin and Holland met in Fontem on 19th June 2017. It was the beginning of the very first Startup Lab Africa at the Mafua Ndem Mariapolis Centre – in Cameroon. 10 nations, with 55 participants, were present for this Laboratory and 30 projects presented according to Economy of Communion values. From day 1, several instances contributed to the solemn opening of this event, such as the presentation of different delegations, followed by the welcome address of the Senior Divisional Officer for Lebialem division who outlined, in his speech, the interest of this pioneer international event.
by Antonella Ferrucci
They will surely find the way to connect, despite the difficulty of the time difference (7 hours) because it is just too interesting to have such a coincidence of dates and so the possibility to talk together. We are talking about the two major EoC events taking place from 20 June (today) at two little towns of the Focolare Movement: the Mariapolis Luminosa in the USA (Hyde Park, NY) and the little town of Fontem in Cameroon.
by Maria Florencia Locascio
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. The projects were chosen from among more than 60, based on their social impact and the style of communion that distinguishes them. The EoC StartUp Lab will take place in the heart of the Cameroon jungle at the Little Town of the Focolare Movement in Fontem, a small village animated by the spirit of communion: a stimulating environment for thinking about a new economy.
by Tamara Pastorelli
pubblished in Unitedworldproject on 04/04/2017
"We looked around, and noted that there are many people in vulnerable social situations," says Clézia Maria Pinto de Santana, the person in charge of ANPECOM projects. "Perhaps many of them had ideas and good will, but no adequate training to creating and running a business. This inspired us to try to support them, drawing on our experience."
Maria Clézia, "Dima" to her friends, was involved in a very unique way in the Project: "I had just retired after working for 40 years in a bank that financed the economic development in my region. One day, I got a phone call from ANPECOM: they proposed me to set out an area that did not exist yet: the ‘Projects’ sector, to create the possibility of giving birth to other businesses inspired by the values of the Economy of Communion."
by Redazione web
Published in Focolare.org on 20/02/2017
Ugandan business woman Rita Najjingo was among the 1,200 business owners and researchers of economy who were welcomed by Pope Francis on February 4, twenty five years from the start of the Economy of Communion Project (EoC). Seventy three percent of Rita’s country is made up of young people between the ages of 18 and 30, 47% of whom are unemployed. “Many of them try to set up small manufacturing activities,” Rita reports, “but because of a lack of capital and management skills, their businesses fail from start.”
A few months after its launch in March 2016, the EoC-IIN network is starting to become reality. Even if we are aware of being only at the beginning of this new EoC adventure, we are happy to note that the first steps have been made: now we have to continue on the path! Happy New Year from the EoC-IIN International Office !
By Steve Azeumo and Nji Mabih
Since the lunching of EoC IIN in Cameroon, as it had been planned before, we have launched the EoC association named “AECAC", Action for an Economy of Communion in Central Africa; with a permanent Secretariat in Yaoundé and access points in Buea and Douala.
We’ve also launched the CRE “Centre for Entrepreneurial Resources" in a co-working space shared by us and an EoC company. This actual and real EoC-IIN Hub is now gathering entrepreneurs' competences, creating a human resources network and establishing contact between young people with business ideas and experienced entrepreneurs.