Sunday, June 25, 2023 14:00 - Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:00
You are invited to attend the 2023 Economics, Diplomacy & Integrity (EDI) gathering that will take place at Life Center in Crikvenica, Croatia, from Sunday June 25, 2023 to Thursday July 6, 2023. Please register here.
Economics, Diplomacy and Integrity (EDI) in Croatia is an initiative designed to support the development of professionals and students in the areas of economics, business and politics with integrity based on the life and teachings of Jesus. We believe that the best way to fight against unhealthy rivalry among and within nations is to establish an economics and political community based on Jesus’s life and principles.
Principles like integrity, moral leadership, service to the community, a focus on the poorest and their needs, faith, and transparency can help combat corruption, selfishness, hopelessness, debilitating unemployment, and abject poverty. Our hope is that when these experiences and principles are applied, they will end up changing and developing the region, not just in terms of economic growth, but through the creation of a community of leaders committed to good economics and politics and most importantly, to each other.
EDI participants will undertake an intensive and inspiring journey that will enrich you emotionally, intellectually, relationally and spiritually, and motivate you to make a difference in your country and community. Throughout these twelve days, participants will engage in activities that will combine both theory and practice. Prominent speakers will lecture from fields related to economics, diplomacy and integrity.
Through discussion, participants will synthesize these lectures with the help of the speakers and discuss them with their peers. During workshops, they will apply learned principles to practical activities such as actualizing your business or political ideas, business plan writing, formation of political ideas and initiatives, etc. Additionally, teachers and other mentors will encourage them in their personal development and their visions for change. Combined with the academic element will be times of relaxation which will include swimming on the coast, music, sports, recreation, and much more.
EDI Croatia is part of the larger EDI initiative and now a widening movement for change. EDI has been in existence for over 17 years, beginning as a seven-day to two-week forum for young leaders in Fuzine, Croatia (now in Crikvenica). Seven years ago, EDI has initiated weekend events on an annual basis for professionals and students in the area of business and politics; these have occurred in Romania, Albania, Serbia, Costa Rica, Israel and the US. Over 1000 participants have now attended one of these gatherings over the years.