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Italy 2013

September 15 - 21, 2013

Praxis Peace Institute is offering a 6-day seminar and tour in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The purpose is to study the inner workings of worker-owned businesses and to learn about the cultural and political influences in the cooperative movement in the area. The seminars will be held in the world's oldest university, the University of Bologna. The tour will include visits to several cooperatives in the region as well as cooperative umbrella organizations that link these businesses for the benefit of all.

In addition to lectures and tours of cooperatives in Imola, we will visit food cooperatives and agricultural in Modena (the home of Balsamic vinegar), Parma (the home of Parmesan cheese), and a cooperative winery. The Imola tours will include a ceramic tile factory and social cooperatives.

A $600 deposit holds your place. Balances may be paid in increments, but total amount is due by August 2, 2013. If registering on or after that date, full payment is required upon registration. Current prices based on euro/dollar exchange rates are as follows:

Double occupancy - $3,100

Single occupancy - $3,500

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Or, call 707-939-2973

These prices include

* All seminars with world-renown economists and social scientists.

* Tours to cooperatives throughout the Emilia Romagna region.

* 6 nights in a conveniently-located hotel (easy walking distance to the University of Bologna, restaurants, cafes, and historical sites).

* Daily breakfast

* Translator for tours to cooperatives.

* Coach transportation to all tour sites.

* Work with Praxis travel agent, who gets the best fares and coordinates arrival times. There will not be a bus to pick everyone up from the airport because people will be coming from different cities at different times and not all from airports. Our hotel is 15 minutes by cab from the airport and the train station is in town. There are some very reasonable non-stop flights from the US to Europe with connections to Bologna.

* An opportunity to join a post seminar trip by train to Florence. We will stay at a reasonably priced hotel in the midst of the city and easy walking distance to everything. Participants will make their own hotel plans, but we will suggest a hotel so that we can stay at the same place or near each other.

Due to the cost of this seminar/tour, we will not offer it on a regular basis. So, if you are interested in this unique opportunity, please consider joining us in September. More information will be forthcoming, so please check back here frequently for updates.

City view of Bologna


University of Bologna hall


Side street near the university


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