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Program 2024

23-08-2023

EXPERIENCES OF ENERGY COMMUNITIES IN ITALIAN DIOCESES


Comunità energetiche chiesa Devotio
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EXPERIENCES OF ENERGY COMMUNITIES IN ITALIAN DIOCESES
Round table discussion

TUESDAY, 13th FEBRUARY 2024

10.00 a.m.

The energy crisis is another signal that drives us to be a community able to revise our lifestyles. That implies living through the crisis for a renewed conversion of living the Gospel. This ecological game is played by involving territories, networks, relationships, and people. Energy communities and integral ecology are concepts to be introduced into daily practice even in the vocabulary of our dioceses and parishes.

Energy communities (CERs) represent a great opportunity to nourish relationships and participation, but also to fight energy poverty. That follows what has been said at the Laudato Sì where «the local instance can make a difference. It is here that greater responsibility, a strong sense of community, a special caring ability and more generous creativity, and a deep love for one's land can be born».

In a round table discussion, there will be an exhibition of case studies and experiences gained regarding CERs in some Italian dioceses, so as to grasp the potentials and fragilities that have stimulated ecclesial structures to work alongside third-party entities, public administrations, private foundations, and associations. By doing so, it was realized a project that would connect the secular world with parishes and generate social, economic and environmental value. CERs are still a way for ecclesiastical bodies to experiment that the Integral Ecology proposed by the Church can be translated into a new model of sustainable, human and economic development. This is about an inclusive project tool that could provide real support to families, associations, local authorities, and businesses by helping to reduce their energy costs with the typical subsidiarity approach.


10.00 a.m.  NATIONAL TECHNICAL MEETING of the ITALIAN BISHOP'S CONFERENCE for energy communities.
Experiences and contributions
don VALERIO PENNASSO, Foundation of Santi Lorenzo e Teobaldo, Diocese of Alba
A "bottom-up" energy community
MEETING REGARDING THE CUSTODY OF THE CREATION OF THE DIOCESE OF BOLOGNA
don STEFANO ZANGARINI, episcopal vicar, Diocese of Bologna
MARCO MALAGOLI, engineer
CER – TOGETHER, the frame of reference for a CER project in the Diocese of Bologna
WORKING GROUP DIOCESE OF MANTUA
don ALBERTO FORMIGONI, general vicar, Diocese of Mantua
MARCO PIROVANO, director Office of Social and Labor Pastoral Care, Diocese of Mantua
ALESSANDRO CAMPERA, architect, deputy director of the Office for Cultural Heritage, Worship Buildings and Sacred Art, Diocese of Mantua
A working table for a common benefit
1.00 p.m. Final debate and conclusions




REGISTRATION FORM  


TO WHOM IT IS ADDRESSED
This meeting is addressed to priests and collaborators, liturgists, diocesan leaders, artists, architects, all those involved in art, liturgy, pastoral care, cultural heritage and ecclesiastical architectural spaces.

COURSE CREDIT AND EXEMPTION
For this conference, the recognition of credits has been requested from the Order of Architects of Bologna.
A request was made to the Ministry of Education and Merit for ministerial exemption from school activities in order to attend the conventions.