THE ECONOMY OF FRANCESCO ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The Economy of Francesco is one of the processes of the pontificate of Pope Francis, calling young economists and entrepreneurs worldwide to put in action and to follow with renewed commitment and drive the work of giving a soul to economy.
The event title is a clear reference to the Saint of Assisi, an example par excellence of care for the least of the earth and for an integral ecology, and also as Pope Francis, who since Evangelii Gaudium and then in Laudato Sì, denounced the pathological state of so much of the world’s economy calling for a new economic model.
The Holy Father met with the Bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino and the economist Luigino Bruni, because of his genuine concern for the world. The idea of addressing the challenges of the economy, starting from the economic thought and action of young people, was supported enthusiastically by the Holy Father. This resulted in a call addressed to young economists and entrepreneurs worldwide in May 2019.
From the beginning the promoters of the event The Economy of Francesco. Young people, a pact, the future – Assisi 2020 set up an organising committee to make the preparation of such an important initiative concrete and operational.
Today the Diocese of Assisi, the Serafico Insitute and the Economy of Communion, with the support of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in collaboration with the Local Council of Assisi, the Franciscan Families, the Pro Civitate Christiana and the Sanctuary of the Spogliatio are involved. Valuable partner for the sustainability of the event is SISIFO – Società Benefit.
Since May 2019, the Committee has welcomed requests and set up collaborations with the academic world, movements, associations and international institutions that have expressed the desire to be part of this process that – in the words of Pope Francis – we are all invited to live as “culture, vocation and covenant”.
Starting from this mandate entrusted and renewed to young people, the Committee continues to support the economists and entrepreneurs of Economy of Francesco which today we can define as a process of change in the economy with faces, personalities and ideas that moves and lives all over the world for a just, fraternal and sustainable economy.