Split Summer School "On environmental and social crisis: new economy"

About the Economy of Francesco International Summer School Split

In his address during the event „Economy of Francesco“ in Assisi 2022 Pope Francis pointed out that „an economy that inspires us with the prophetic dimension is expressed today in a new vision of the environment and the earth. We have to embrace this harmony with the environment and the earth. There are many people, businesses, and institutions that are making an ecological conversion. We need to go forward on this road and do more.“

The EoFISS offers research and dialogue-oriented lectures from distinguished experts in the field of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), social sciences, theology, and economics. It is a one-week program with two modules aimed at students of economics, social sciences, law, theology, and engineering, as well as postgraduate students and all interested parties.

The EoFISS is working through two interconnected modules:
- The first module is dedicated to the environmental crisis and new economy that Pope Francis articulated through the phrase Cry of the Earth in his social encyclical Laudato si' (2015). The idea is to offer young people knowledge, models, and tools, based on CST, so that they can face in their professional life the cry of the Earth through the prism of the EoF.
- The second module is dedicated to the economic crisis that continuously generates social inequalities, which Pope Francis articulated with the cry of the poor and which is a part of the social-ecological crisis. The idea here is also to offer young people models and tools of social action, based on CST, but also to present in more detail, alternative economic models.
All participants will attend two plenary sessions on two basic topics and can choose between one of the two mentioned modules according to their preferences. Each module may have up to 30 participants.

The teaching format encompasses the following activities:
• Plenary interactive sessions
• Daily lectures and workshops with an emphasis on Q&A
• Individual and group-based assignments
• Panels for participants to present their own research/professional projects
• Possibility for individual consultation with teaching staff
• Field trips and cultural program
• A certificate of participation

Registration Fee: €600
The deadline for registration fee payment is 31 July 2023.
The fee covers accommodation and food for 9 days in Split, working materials and additional cultural events.

Applications to the Summer School encompass:
• Above mentioned study programmes (as well as other interested disciplines)
• An excellent working knowledge (speaking and writing) of English
• The availability to attend the entire teaching sessions of the programme.

Assessment and accreditation
The credits awarded for successful participation and assessment will be 3 European Credit Transfer System (3 ECTS).

How to apply?
Please fill out the application form HERE
The deadline for application is June 15, 2023.

More about project at https://franjinaekonomija.hr/projekti
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