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“I dreamed of a school that teaches that the Dream is the most real thing there is, that economy is the Art of Dreaming and that only an Individual Revolution will
be able to turn poverty into prosperity, adversity into opportunity and fear into love.” This is the manifesto of the economist, philosopher, and artist Elio D’Anna,
founder of the European School of Economics. Over the past thirty years, the institution has followed the dream of a revolutionary educational model, a school of being able to overturn the traditional education system, cultivating the art of the dream. “All the knowledge, theories and methods from outside can be starting points needed, but should be soon abandoned for a higher source of understanding” Continues D’Anna “It’s time to ignore all teachings, ideologies and disciplines, all books, all your ideas and the ones of others, any word spoken or written, and finally plunge into the depths of Being to find what has always belonged to you, the true source of each discipline: the Will”.
ESE programs are designed to amplify students’ potential through specific modules and learning activities, exploring themes of happiness, creative idleness, and the inner economy. The learning model does not stop at a simple academic preparation in the principles of economics, management, marketing, or finance: the goal of ESE is the development of the “Inner Being”, to take care of oneself, others, the whole world, and the future. In this vision there is no such thing as any conquests of man, be it economic, social, or scientific, that has not been preceded by an inner one. And likewise, the scientific knowledge of a nation, as well as its well-being and the maturity of its institutions are a reflection of its level of consciousness, its ideas, and the richness of its values, the strength, and nature of its convictions. The ESE main pillars are based on these assumptions: a wide range of study programs entirely in English validated by the University of Chichester (UK); the opportunity to take advantage of an extraordinary international intra-campus experience (six centers to

choose from: Milan, Florence, Rome, Madrid, London, and New York); an international Faculty made up of entrepreneurs and professionals from various sectors; and again, curricular internships in leading global companies, which accompany the students into the workplace, anticipating their placement.

An innovative project, which well represents the school’s motto “visibilia ex invisibilibus” (true knowledge comes from within) is ExDuco: an opportunity for ESE students to show their talents and share skills with their classmates, becoming
teachers for a day. ESE believes that all our students have the knowledge to teach to and learn from their peers, and that is why the EX DUCO program allows to identify students’ strong points and give them a chance to experience being a lecturer, speaking to an audience, and having to present what they can do best.
Dreamers come to ESE, the School for Gods. A place fostering the leaders of tomorrow, where education is a journey of personal and professional discovery.
In ESE Dreams are as much part of the curriculum as any other subjects. “You cannot change the world without changing yourself” concludes D’Anna “and
when you’re able to do it you will realize that it is not possible or necessary to change others: this individual revolution is the European School of Economics”.