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EUROPEAN UNION - European Commission 2004-2007

Consolidation and development of the networks of ethical and social economy and finance. Investigating and mapping those new forms of citizenship known as Networks of Solidarity Economy.

Authorship and management of 'NuoviStilidiVita' (New Life Styles-NSdV), a 3-year experimental research, training and implementation project, fully funded by the European Union, the Italian Ministry of Labour, and the Regione Lombardia. It counted among its partners some of the most important Italian and European players of ethical finance located in France, Spain and Portugal.. Upon its conclusion, NSdV was showcased by the European Commission in Helsinki and Hannover and is up today acknowledged by the European ethical and solidarity economy networks as a reference tool.

It investigated and mapped those new forms of citizenship known as Networks of Solidarity Economy (NSE), developed a new set of financial analysis tools indicators aimed to improve the NSE access to credit and facilitate the relationship with the conventional credit system. In addition, it measured the value of social capital, studied the cooperative approach to finance, and tackled the issue of the financial and social exclusion of the social networks located in Lombardy. It also proposed the use of a complementary currency system

The policies of mutuality and sustainable development, and the comprehensive territorial approach fostered by the Networks of Solidarity Economy certainly share the foundation claims of Islamic Finance. They might well represent an additional source of inspiration, and indeed best practices, for the Islamic Finance in its strive to fulfill maqāsid al-shariah. And this, at a time when the relations with the Western ethical finance attract more and more the attention of the Shariah scholars

The two following deliverables are available upon request: Distretti di Economia Solidale in Lombardia, pp 730; EUROSOL: Europe Solidaire, pp 96

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  • November 2014

    Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF 2014)

  • November 2013

    Mediterranean Economic Forum and Workshop on Islamic Finance, 14th and 15th November, Malta

  • October 2013

    ASSAIF in Afghanistan - GOVERNANCE AND RISK IN ISLAMIC FINANCE

  • September 2013

    ASSAIF in Afghanistan - AREDP IN FOCUS: ISLAMIC MODES OF FINANCING

  • June 2013

    Workshop on Sukuk, the 24th-27th of June, Malta

  • January 2013

    Italian consultancy to help achieving a better future for Afghanistan

  • April 2012

    The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the Global Donors Forum - Upgrading to Islam finance 2.0

  • March 2012

    Comunicato Stampa post-evento

  • March 2012

    Conferenza su 'Finanza Islamica opportunità per uno sviluppo inclusivo'

  • January 2012

    AK BARS Bank Islamic syndicated facility named 'Europe Deal of the Year

  • October 2011

    AK BARS Bank CIS debut Islamic syndicated facility going international

  • September 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance -AK BARS Bank debut Islamic syndicated facility

  • May 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - Russia and Tatarstan joining the folk of Islamic finance

  • March 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance – Islamic Philanthropy

  • January 2011

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - The Takaful proposition

  • December 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance the Russian initiative

  • November 2010

    Islamic Finance in EU growing slowly but surely

  • October 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: Italy and the Gulf

  • September 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: the European initiatives

  • July 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: the 4th International Takaful Summit 2010

  • June 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: Kazan and Istanbul events

  • May 2010

    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance: Kuala Lumpur and Moscow events

  • March 2010

    Pushing the boundaries of Islamic finance: the Working Groups initiative

  • November 2009

    Events and publications

  • 6-7 July 2009

    Interest-free finance

  • 30 June-2 July 2009

    3rd International Takaful Summit 2009

  • 14 May 2009

    Norton Rose seminar in Milan

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