The Economy of Francesco

19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020   |   Assisi (Italy)

From 19th to 21st November*, Assisi will host the international event “The Economy of Francis: young people, a commitment, the future”. The invitation to participate comes directly from the Holy Father and is addressed to young people up to the age of 35.

The Economy of Francis event will consist of workshops, artistic and plenary events with the best-known economists, experts in sustainable development and business people who are engaged today worldwide in a different economy and will reflect and work together with young people. Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunusand Amarthya Senhave already confirmed they willattend. Other participants include Bruno Frey, Tony Meloto, Carlo Petrini, Kate Raworth, Jeffrey Sachs, Vandana Shiva and Stefano Zamagni.

It is not a traditional conference but an experience where theory and practice engage to build new ideas and new ways of working together. A programme where time slows down to leave room for reflection and silence, for stories and meetings, for art and spirituality, so that the thought and economic action of young people will emerge.The meeting is aimed at young people under 35 involved in research: students and scholars in Economics and other related disciplines (master’s students, doctoral research programmes, young researchers); and in business: entrepreneurs and managers. Participation is also open to change-makers and promoters of activities at the service of the common good and of a just, sustainable and inclusive economy.

The proposal is to make a commitment with the young people, beyond differences of beliefs and nationalities, to change the current economy and give a soul to that of tomorrow so that it is more just, sustainable and with active engagement by those who at present are excluded.

Full information is available on the website

*In order to ensure the best possible development of the initiative, given the objective difficulty that so many young people are currently experiencing in travelling internationally and nationally, the Holy Father, in agreement with the committee, has set 21 November 2020 as the new date for his meeting with young people in Assisi, preceded by the already planned days of in-depth study.