Report EoC 2017

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The last harvest

Discover how the profits shared by the
companies adhering to the project of the
Economy of Communion during the last year
have been transformed.

€ 1.779.944

October 2016 - December 2017100%

€ 159,713 EoC-INN AND NEW ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

€ 400,831 INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES

€ 443,103 TRAINING

€ 122,182 RESEARCH, COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION

€ 322,857 EMERGENCIES (HEALTH, FOOD, EDUCATION, HOUSING)

€ 331,258 BUSINESS PARKS AND EoC STRUCTURE

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An apple never seen before

ECONOMY + COMMUNION

"These are two words that contemporary culture keeps separate and often
considers opposites. (…) With your life you demonstrate that economy and
communion become more beautiful when they are beside each other."
fruit

fruit

Integral development and productive activities

work and enterprise

Immediate intervention against poverty

Inclusion and biodiversity

seeds

seeds

Training projects
Promotion of a new economic culture

externalities

externalities

Indirect positive effects

€ 159.713

EoC-INN AND NEW ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
We have consolidated the Economy of Communion international network of business incubators (EoC-IIN) and created new jobs through the local development of new enterprises.

€ 94.974

EoC-IIN

€ 64.739

OTHER PROJECTS

EoC-IIN

International incubator network for EoC businesses

25 years after the foundation of the Economy of Communion, in March 2016 the newest project of the Economy of Communion was born: the international network for the incubation of new companies called EoC-IIN, Economy of Communion International Incubating Network. Here entrepreneurs and professionals of the Economy of Communion share their professionalism and experience to encourage the emergence of new business initiatives with positive social and environmental impact in compliance with ethical principles and responsibility. Communion is the multiplying principle of talents, creativity and riches.

The EoC communities organized themselves according to the resources of their respective regions to provide new entrepreneurs with useful services during the start-up phase of their company. Networking allows the project to grow faster by sharing resources and talents.

The EoCIIN Hubs are access points already active in 14 countries.

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BRAZIL
CUBA
MEXICO
ARGENTINA
USA
CAMEROON
UGANDA
TOGO
PORTUGAL
CROATIA
ITALY
SPAIN
CZECH REPUBLIC
SLOVAKIA
fruits

fruits

New jobs and 16 incubators working in 14 countries worldwide

externalities

externalities

Widespread promotion of a new economic culture oriented towards the common good and the integral development of the person with creativity and gratuitousness

€ 400.831

INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT
AND PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES
We have strengthened professional skills, oriented many towards job placement, found financial opportunities for new micro-enterprises, provided training in entrepreneurial skills and facilitated market entry.

€ 191.073

Projects by AMU
(Azione per un Mondo Unito – “Action for a United World”)

€ 209.758

OTHER PROJECTS

PTSNOA Project

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Programme in North-West Argentina

Over the past year, new communities have joined the project. The PTSNOA programme aims to grow and develop rural communities in the North-West region of Argentina by looking at tourism as an opportunity for human and social growth, respecting the origins, traditions and territory of local communities.

“Often we confuse development with economic growth. In this programme we have the proof, the demonstration of how it is possible to work for development while protecting the culture of the native peoples, protecting their relationship with the environment, working for gender equality and favouring active engagement, emphasising the role of women and young people, strengthening professional skills, freeing the potential of ability that every person has inside”.

Francesco Tortorella (AMU – Action for a United World)

PROFOR Project

Strengthening Inclusive Enterprises and Communion in Brazil

The PROFOR programme for strengthening inclusive companies and communities aims to improve the life quality of people in a situation of social vulnerability by means of a genuine incubation programme for social enterprises which generate opportunities for decent work and/or offer basic products and services accessible to the most disadvantaged people in various regions of Brazil, especially in rural areas and urban outskirts. After the first phases of training and the disbursement of seed capital, the companies that had passed the selection started the full range of their activities, creating a system of decent and respectful work for the person as targeted by the program.

RAISE Project

An Alternative Response to Social Integration and Entrepreneurship in Portugal

As the English name suggests, the overall objective of the project is to raise people, as in ‘relieving’ them: to help limit the unemployment problem in the municipality of Alenquer, 46 km north of Lisbon, where the seat of AMU Portugal is located. As a result of the economic crisis, about 12% of the Portuguese population is unemployed, while youth unemployment is about 28%, affecting people with higher education, too: the most obvious consequence is the emigration of those young people who are more qualified and competent, which undermines the future of the whole country.

The specific objective is to train and accompany people to enter the labour market through third parties or, when their personal conditions and the social context allow for it, through the creation of entrepreneurial initiatives.

WORKING THE SYSTEM –BEYOND WELCOMING

Integration in Italy

Fare Sistema Oltre l’Accoglienza (Working the System – Beyond Welcoming) was founded in Italy with the aim of promoting the social and work integration of migrants (with special attention to unaccompanied foreign minor) and that of young Italians from the most vulnerable groups. It works by activating a national network made up of families, companies, associations and even institutions, convinced that inclusion is an experience of reciprocity.
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ARGENTINA
BRAZIL
CUBA
PORTUGAL
ITALY
NIGERIA
fruits

fruits

196

jobs created or consolidated *

65

micro-businesses created or consolidated *

300

people provided with professional training *







* Project data by AMU (2016-2017)
 
externalities

externalities

459

Families that benefitted from the projects *

Widespread promotion of a new economic culture oriented towards the common good and the integral development of the person with creativity and gratuitousness

€ 443.103

TRAINING
The Economy of Communion is a contingent expression of a wider system of values. In this sense the complete formation of the human person plays a fundamental role. This year, too we have financed scholarships, promoted EoC Schools and congresses and supported the activities of the Sophia University Institute

€ 117.996

EdC Schools

€ 175.107

CONGRESSES

€ 150.000

UNIVERSITY

SOPHIA UNIVERSITY

Training professionals of dialogue and peace

Sophia offers a human, cultural and professional preparation for those who have the world as their horizon and Wisdom as their compass for orientation. Wide vision, team work training, conflict resolution tools, problem solving strategies, ways of dialogue – in an international and intercultural environment rich in stimuli and opportunities.

The economy is undergoing a paradigm shift. We need new ideas and new practices. Ideas and practices that must also revive the teaching of economics – which itself is in a crisis because of gradually turning away from the life and problems of people. To read the phenomena in which reality manifests itself correctly and to act in an appropriate manner it is necessary to acquire adequate knowledge.

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WORLDWIDE
seeds

seeds

366*

Scholarships (* congresses and EoC schools)

externalities

externalities

Widespread promotion of a new economic culture oriented towards the common good and the integral development of the person with creativity and gratuitousness

€ 122.082

RESEARCH, COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION
These are the funds dedicated to the research, communication and administration activities of the EoC system to define indicators and new intervention strategies to combat poverty, promote actions and involve new actors.

€ 122.082

RESEARCH, COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION

OPLA

Leo Andringa Observatory of Poverty

An international research centre that looks at poverty and development through the “lenses” of “fraternity”. It seeks to highlight the effectiveness of the strategies implemented to fight poverty in terms of its material dimensions, but also in its relational dimensions that are so important for the “human flourishing” in the cultural perspective of the EoC.

In 2017, starting from its current headquarters, the Polo Lionello Bonfanti (Business Park) in Loppiano, Italy, OPLA was in charge of carrying out 3 research projects in Brazil, Portugal and the Philippines.

And in 2017, various international partnerships were developed with other researchers and groups, notably in Argentina, Brazil and Cameroon.

OPLA was also involved in training activities.

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BRAZIL
PORTUGAL
PHILIPPINES
ARGENTINA
CAMEROON
ITALY
seeds

seeds

Research and definition of indicators

externalities

externalities

Widespread promotion of a new economic culture oriented towards the common good and the integral development of the person with creativity and gratuitousness

€ 322.857

EMERGENCIES

Economy of Communion also aims to ensure the immediate coverage of some basic needs, such as medical care, food needs, education and housing needs.

€ 62.639

HEALTH

€ 51.511

FOOD

€ 149.143

EDUCATION

€ 59.794

HOUSING

SUPERA

A programme to overcome economic vulnerability

Programme coordinator Célia de Souza Carneiro says, “We must not only look at the economic contribution, which is also important, but help the person living in circumstances of vulnerability to gradually find their dignity, by observing, for example, their family situation and where they live”. (Read the article in full)

For the second time this year, the “Superamento della Vulnerabilità Economica” (SUPERA; Overcoming Economic Vulnerability Programme) brought together 21 people (14 agents and seven guests) involved in poverty reduction activities in Vargem Grande Paulista, near the city of São Paulo. The program is funded by the communion of resources in the Economy of Communion (EoC) and the United World Association (Associazione per un Mondo Unito, AMU).

The Meeting of the National Network of SUPERA Agents was organized by the National Association for an Economy of Communion (ANPECOM) with the aim of integrating and training agents through the evaluation and experiences of the work done by the agents, each coming from different states of the country.

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WORLDWIDE
fruits

fruits

178

People helped in terms of food

137

People helped in terms of medical assistance

408

People helped in terms of education

113

Families helped in terms of housing needs

externalities

externalities

Widespread promotion of a new economic culture oriented towards the common good and the integral development of the person with creativity and gratuitousness

€ 331.258

BUSINESS PARKS AND EOC STRUCTURE

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