Andrea Riccardi

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Riccardi in Aachen, 2009

Andrea Riccardi (born 1950 in Rome) is the founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio and Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Rome III in Rome, Italy. Since November 16, 2011, he has served as Minister for International Cooperation without portfolio in the Monti Cabinet.[1]

Andrea Riccardi is also a member of the Fondation Chirac's honour committee,[2] ever since the foundation was launched in 2008 by former French president Jacques Chirac in order to promote world peace. He also participated as jury member in 2009 for the Prize for Conflict Prevention[3] awarded every year by this foundation. From 4 January 2013 to 16 May 2013 Riccardi was the President[4] of Civic Choice, a centrist[5] political party.


  • Sant'Egidio, Rome and the World - by Andrea Riccardi, Peter Heinegg, ISBN 0-85439-559-8 / 9780854395590, Saint Paul Publications

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  1. ^ "Manager, cooperanti e professori Ecco i ministri del governo Monti" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Fondation Chirac's honour committee". 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "The jury for the Conflict Prevention Prize awarded by the Fondation Chirac". Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ [1]
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Political offices
New title Italian Minister for International cooperation and Integration
Succeeded by
Cécile Kyenge
Party political offices
New political party President of Civic Choice
4 January 2013 - 16 May 2013
Succeeded by
Mario Monti