European Summer School Split, Croatia

Distribution of wealth and integral human development:
The contribution of the Economy of Francesco

The European Summer School of the Economy of Francesco aims to address one of the key topics of economic and social life of our time, which is the distribution of wealth and integral human development from an interdisciplinary perspective, with an emphasis on the perspective of the Catholic social teaching. The primary goal of the Summer School is to inspire and equip participants, through lectures by esteemed experts, with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary economic trends related to wealth distribution, with a special emphasis on integral development. Participants will also acquire knowledge about the approach and contribution of the Economy of Francesco, as well as insights into various systems of ethical evaluation of contemporary processes and the contributions of the Church's social teaching.
The secondary goal of the Summer School is to encourage networking and the development of new international projects both within the academic community and in the context of the thematic areas of the Economy of Francesco. In addition to lectures by esteemed experts, the Summer School will provide opportunities for intensive group work and the practice of presentation skills in an international environment.
At the European Summer School of the Economy of Francesco, students will engage in a comprehensive learning experience that encompasses a wide range of economic and social topics. The program will delve into the Church's social teaching, helping students relate integral human development to wealth. This includes applying biblical perspectives and the Church's social doctrine to the understanding of wealth. The importance of ethics in the context of a social approach to wealth will be a key focus, highlighting its significance in economic practices. The development of critical thinking skills will be encouraged throughout the course, culminating in the design and presentation of a final project. This holistic approach ensures that students leave the summer school with a deep and nuanced understanding of wealth distribution and its broader implications for society.

List of lecturers:
- Dawn Carpenter (USA): Distribution of wealth in the world today: Wealth as the basis of contributive justice?
- Martin Carbajo-Núñez (USA): The medieval Franciscan perspective on wealth and the Economy of Franceso
- Maristella Cacciapaglia (Italy): Universal basic income and Social Cartography of inequality
- Roland F. Szilas (Hungary): Wealth at work: Dominant “healthy workplace models”
- Melanie Rieback (Holland): Post-growth economy
- Marijana Kompes (Croatia): What is true wealth? The perspective of integral human development within the Economy of Francesco
- Bruno Petrušić (Croatia): Wealth exists to be shared: Biblical and the perspective of the Catholic social teaching
Domagoj Runje (Croatia): A spiritual approach to wealth
Bruno Petrušić (Croatia): Integral development
Carson Rayhill (USA): Migration and Rural Development

APPLY HERE: Apllication 

Students enrolled in the European Summer School of the Economy of Francesco will be required to attend all lectures and workshops. Additionally, to earn 3 ECTS credits, they must write a paper in agreement with one of the professors. Despite these academic commitments, there will be ample free and personal time for students to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Split and Dalmatia, ensuring a balanced and enriching experience.

Registration Fee: €450

The deadline for registration and fee payment is 28 July 2024.

The fee covers accommodation and food for 9 days in Split, working materials and additional cultural events.