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Events Archives: San Patrignano 2014

Antonio Tinelli

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

After having studied Economics he worked as a financial advisor until 2001 when he came to San Patrignano. After the recovery path he decided to remain in the community where he became an educator and after he began working in the admission office. He is currently the Coordinator of the Social Committee and at the same time he continues his activity helping people who want to start a new life in San Patrignano.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/ initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the LH Forum all about ?

La Comunità San Patrignano

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Coriano, Rimini, Italy

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

San Patrignano is a community which welcomes young men and women with problems of drug addiction and social marginalization without discrimination based on ideology, social status or religion, completely free of charge. No money is asked for or accepted from those following the recovery program, their families or the State.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” (D. Waitley)

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Letizia Moratti

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

Businesswoman with 25 years of international activities
1994-1996 President of RAI
2001-2006 Minister for Education, University and Scientific Research
2006-2011 Mayor of Milan
Member of the Italian Advisory Board – Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8, and of the International Board of the Movement for the Positive Economy

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

San Patrignano is a long term therapeutic drug rehabilitation community which welcomes young people completely free of charge. The funds required to maintain the young residents and facilities come from the activities and goods and services produced and from private donations and contributions. San Patrignano has also been committed to the prevention of drug addiction and abuse through initiatives both inside the community and throughout Italy.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Milano – taly

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

San Patrignano is a social enterprise with a significant beneficial impact for Italy. It helps young people struggling to find their dignity returning them to society fully reintegrated. A study carried out by the Universities of Bologna, Urbino and Pavia shows that the 72% of Community residents, after completing the educational program, are fully reintegrated into the society and remain drug-free.
Savings for the state are due also to the fact that permanence is completely free of charge.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” cit. Mahatma Gandhi

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Giovanni Pandolfo

Self-taught and free entrepreneur in the food industry and the catering sector in parallel with a long time investment towards charity (Italian Red Cross, Fratel’Ettore, les petits frères des pauvres). Carer in the French organization : Association des paralysés de France (Association of French disabled people), Head of an emergency shelter for the SAMU social of Paris, social development coordinator, Founder and national coordinator of Voisin-Age.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

Interliking people of the neighborhood, town or city to create friendship links for the oldest populations.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Mostly in France for the time being : Paris, Nantes, St Quentin, Rueil Malmaison, Sceaux, Antony, Limonest, Grenoble, Toulon, Nice

Other countries developed an interest for the project for the near future : USA, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

The project is too recent to study its effecincy, however we believe that the impact of such a project lies in the well being of both the oldest populations and the young people. The created links can bring them a lot of good things.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Never without my old guy !

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