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Antonio Tinelli

Antonio Tinelli

Director of the social committee of San Patrignano

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)