Riccardi in Aachen, 2009

Andrea Riccardi (born 16 January 1950 in Rome) is an Italian historian, professor, politician and activist, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio. He served as Minister for International Cooperation without portfolio in the Monti Cabinet.[1]


In 1999, he received the Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.[2] In November 2004, he was given the International Balzan Prize for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood among Peoples. He has also taught at Sapienza University and the University of Bari.

Andrea Riccardi is also a member of the Fondation Chirac's honour committee,[3] 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[4] awarded every year by this foundation. From 4 January 2013 to 16 May 2013 Riccardi was the President[5] of Civic Choice, a centrist[6] political party.


  • Sant'Egidio, Rome and the World - by Andrea Riccardi, Peter Heinegg, ISBN 0-85439-559-8 / 9780854395590, Saint Paul Publications
  • French Catholicism
  • Homme et femme, le rêve de Dieu
  • Il secolo del martirio. I cristiani nel Novecento (The Century of Martyrdom. Christians in the 20th Century), 2000
  • Ils sont morts pour leur foi (They died for their faith), 2002

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Manager, cooperanti e professori Ecco i ministri del governo Monti" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Andrea Riccardi", Berkley Center, Georgetown University
  3. ^ "Fondation Chirac's honour committee". Fondationchirac.eu. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  4. ^ "The jury for the Conflict Prevention Prize awarded by the Fondation Chirac". Fondationchirac.eu. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2014-03-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Parties and Elections in Europe". www.parties-and-elections.eu. Retrieved 2019-05-05.

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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