The Economy of Francesco, the international event with young economists and entrepreneurs encouraged by the Holy Father, is confirmed and will be held from 19 to 21 November 2020.
Given the ongoing state of the health emergency throughout the globe, the Organising Committee, together with the Holy See, have decided to celebrate the international event of the Economy of Francesco on the previously established dates (19-20-21 November 2020) entirely online, with live streaming with the young participants and speakers.
The "virtual" participation of Pope Francis has also been confirmed. The following meeting will take place in Assisi and is scheduled for autumn 2021, when circumstances allow everyone’s participation.
The organisation of the event The Economy of Francesco 2020 online will allow all young people who registered for the event to participate in a uniform way, sharing the experiences already lived, the work, proposals and reflections which have emerged over the past few months in the 12 villages.
The Committee is working to ensure the realisation of an innovative, participatory and global programme, which preserves the unique elements of the Economy of Francesco (group workshops, plenary sessions involving keynote speakers, the places and spirituality of St. Francis, silence and meditation, artistic performances and displays, interviews) enriching the event with the opportunities and languages which the digital means offer.
Today the Economy of Francesco is a movement of young people with faces, personalities and ideas, which is present and growing around the world in order to change the current economy and give a soul to the economy of tomorrow. Today, more than ever, the world needs the creativity and love of young people, who as craftsmen of the future, are creating the Economy of Francesco, weaving between the “already” and “not yet”.