On Friday, May 22, 2020, the first online scientific conference with international participation named “Five years after Laudato sì. Where are we now?” was held at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.
The purpose of conference was to see where are we after five years of the release of the Encyclical Letter Laudato sì. Five years ago the Holy Father Francis spoke in his Encyclical Letter about the urgent conversion of people and the need of man to return to the nature because the Earth is a common home of all people and as such we must take care of it. The keynote speaker was Professor Luigino Bruni from LUMSA University in Rome. Other invited speakers were: Fabien Revol (Catholic University of Lyon), Andreja Sršen (Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb), Domagoj Sajter (Faculty of Economics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek), Julije Domac (Regional Energy Agency North-West Croatia – REGEA), Ivana Brstilo Lovrić (Catholic University of Croatia), Miriam Mary Brgles (Catholic University of Croatia), Volodymyr Scheremeta, (Chief of the UGCC Office for Ecology) and Zoran Turza (Catholic University of Croatia and coordinator of the project CRO Laudato sì).
The chair of the panels was Đurica Pardon and more than the 100 participants (professors, students, practitioners, researchers from Croatia, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Crna Gora and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) attended the online conference on the Microsoft Teams platform.