Young People, A Commitment, The Future
The event will take place in Assisi, the place of S. Francesco of Assisi, which has for centuries eloquently symbolized a humanism of fraternity. Saint John Paul II chose Assisi as the icon of a culture of peace, so a fitting place to inspire a new economy. The event is a direct call and invitation (of Pope Francis) to young people for a commitment for the future.
Pope Francis invites young economists and entrepreneurs, change-makers from all over the world and from all the religions to Assisi to make a commitment in the spirit of Saint Francis, in order to make the economy of today and tomorrow fair, sustainable and inclusive, with no one left behind.
A“covenant” to change today’s economy and to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow giving hope to "our" future, benefit the poorest of the poor, the entire human family. A vision necessary for "our" common home” as everything is deeply connected. The safeguarding of the environment cannot be divorced from ensuring justice for the poor and finding answers to the structural problems of the global economy.
In the various historical places of Assisi will be hosted workshops, seminars and lectures. Confirmed keynote speakers include Amartya Sen, Muhammad Yunus, Jeffrey Sachs, Vandana Shiva, and Stefano Zamagni.