The Economy of Francesco

The Economy of Francesco is an international meeting between young scholars and activists in the field of Economics and Business, convened by Pope Francis. More than 2,000 economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from all over the world will participate in an event in Assisi (Italy) from 26 to 28 March 2020.  The development of the event is connected to Saint Francis, his experiences and choices, that also have value in the economy.

In this context, the SeDEC is organising a series of parallel events over the coming months in order to encourage students of Economics and/or Business Studies from Catholic colleges to interrogate dominant paradigms learnt at school from the prism of human development in sync with environmental preservation.  

The first event will start on 25th February by a working session with the Heads of the Departments of Economics and/or Business Studies from the 18 Catholic secondary schools of Mauritius. The trained teachers will then coach their students in view of participating in subsequent essay-writing and public speaking contests on how to rethink the Mauritian economic model and business practices from the prism of Christian values and by considering whether they are respectful of the human person and of the environment bestowed upon us by the Almighty (the theme of the homily by His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit to Mauritius, last year).

The coming events have been officially accredited by the Vatican and feature on the main event’s website.https://francescoeconomy.org/events-towards/parallel-events-to-the-economy-of-francesco/