International Project “Reinventing our Economy”

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Launching the third and final phase of the youth international project “Reinventing our Economy”, an international project dedicated to youth work and innovation organized by Giovani ViBanca and Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence with the participation of Hochschule Osnabrück – University of Applied Sciences (WiSo) and with the decisive contribution of Conad del Tirreno.

On the morning of November 9th, there will be an international conference open to all citizens at the Sala Maggiore of the Palazzo Comunale, during which the social business concepts created during the second phase of the project, which was held on November 6th, in collaboration with students from Hochschule Osnabrück – University of Applied Sciences (who resided in Pistoia for a week) and Italian participants from Pistoia, will be presented. The conference will focus on discussing the contemporary transformation of the labour market. The discussion will be supported by prominent figures in the field of the local economy that will be participating including:

  • Fabrice Leclerc, business innovator and consultant of international repute, former speaker at Ted Lausanne.
  • Simone Cipriani, the UN official in charge of the ITC Ethical Fashion Project and an expert in international cooperation in developing countries.
  • Stella Jean, an internationally recognized young talent in the field of Italian fashion
  • Paolo Sardi, responsible for strategic planning of Conad del Tirreno.

The conference closes the project after the completion of the two previous phases during which participants ages 18-35 -from both Germany and Pistoia- hosted and encouraged a dialogue around social issues and solutions that can be implemented through social businesses initiatives.

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