Reinventing our economy

Posted on Oct 9, 2013

Reinventing our economy

Please register by October 15. An international project dedicated to work and youth innovation organized by Giovani ViBanca with the participation of Hochschule Osnabrück – University of applied Sciences (WISO) and with the decisive contribution of Conad.

The project consists of three phases:

STEP 1) Construction of a workshop aimed at young people of the territory of Pistoia aged between 18 and 35 years, and a group of university students from Germany for the occasion by the Hochschule Osnabrück – University of applied Sciences (WISO). The cycle of meetings, led by the Yunus Social Business Centre, involves the construction of a training program focused on the themes of social business, put in place with the participation and the meeting of young people from different economic realities. Meetings will be on 17 – 22 to 24 October and 6 November, at the auditorium of ViBanca in Pontelungo, and will regard the participation of approximately 25 young people from the area of Pistoia and 37 German students. The first three lessons are aimed at young people of the territory of Pistoia from 19:00 to 21:00. Meanwhile, the students of Osnabrück will attend a corresponding period of training in Germany. The laboratorial lesson (in English, those who know little about the language shall not be afraid: it will be primarily a laboratory and not a lecture!) on 6 November will host both groups and will be articulated in a day.

STEP 2) The meeting and the implementation of joint activities between the two youth groups during the week of residence for German students in Pistoia, November 4 to 10: a workshop on 6 November at Villa Rospigliosi in Candeglia, where German students will be accommodated; a journey by private bus, led by experts in the promotion of the territory, at the contemporary art collection of Villa La Magia, the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano and the esate Contini Bonacossi in Capezzana; a lunch at the estate Contini Bonacossi in Capezzana with tasting of local wine and olive oil; a dinner hosted by German students to the Italian participants at Villa Rospigliosi in Candeglia; a party at the end of the stay of the German students, on the evening of Saturday, November 9, at Villa Rospigliosi in Candeglia.

STEP 3) An international conference opened to all citizens, where the work produced by the workshop on the morning of November 9 will be presented at the Sala Maggiore of the Palazzo Comunale; to be held in Italian, with the help of a simultaneous translation system for German students. The meeting will focus on the rapidly transforming reality of the working world we are witnessing; it will be attended by internationally renowned experts and leading figures in the field of the local economy:

  • 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.

How to participate

The cost of participation is € 60 for the young members of ViBanca or € 85 for non-members, and include:

  • Workshop held by the Yunus Business Center on the dates 17-22-24 October and 6 November;
  • An itinerary by private bus, led by experts in the promotion of the territory, at the contemporary art collection of Villa La Magia, the Villa Medici in Poggio a Caiano and the estate Contini Bonacossi in Capezzana;
  • A lunch at the estate Contini Bonaccossi in Capezzana with tasting of local wine and olive oil;
  • A dinner hosted by German students to the Italian participants at Villa Rospigliosi in Candeglia;
  • A party at the end of the stay of the German students, on the evening of Saturday, November 9, at Villa Rospigliosi in Candeglia;

The international conference of November 9, opened to all citizens

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One Comment

  1. Agli workshop possono partecipare solo i ragazzi del territorio pistoiese oppure anche altri? io sarei interessato ma sono di Signa. Grazie