News

29
Sep

DBI joins the 13th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

The 13th European Forum on the Rights of the Child is starting today (29/09-01/10/2020) fully online. This is an annual conference that provides a platform for dialogue between EU institutions and other stakeholders on the rights of the child. The theme of this 13th edition is ‘Delivering for children: towards the European strategy on the rights of the child’. Not

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4
Jun

Don Bosco youth care residential services at the time of covid-19 pandemic – Stories of hope from Italy and Spain

Don Bosco youth care residential services at the time of covid-19 pandemic – Stories of hope from Italy and Spain All the families had to adapt and learn to live together in confinement, at home, without being able to go out. But what about the children’s and young people’s shelters? How are they experiencing this special circumstance? We collected encouraging

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2
Jun

Call for Action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 strategy with a strong social dimension

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children with the support of the SDG Watch Europe and the Social Platform are launching today, 2 June, a call for action for a comprehensive, sustainable Europe 2030 Strategy with a strong social dimension. Don Bosco International (DBI), being member of both the EU Alliance for Investing in Children and SDG Watch Europe, is endorsing

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6
May

DB WAVE – Don Bosco Web for a more Accessible VET in Europe

(Source: infoans.org) –  The “DB Wave” project (Don Bosco Web for a more Accessible and inclusive ET in Europe) stated in November 2019 as an educational response of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Europe to increase the employability and social inclusion of young people through Vocational Training. In the long term, the project is expected to impact approximately 60,000 students and 7,000 VET

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3
Jul

Don Bosco Care Young Representative at 10th year Anniversary of Fundamental Rights Agency

(ANS – Bruxelles) – On 28th June under the title ‘Is Europe doing enough to protect fundamental rights?’ the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) hosted a high-level symposium in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU. The symposium addressed the three most burning issues on the EU’s policy agenda by focusing on migration and

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1
Jun

DBN General Assembly visits European Institutions led by DBI

Brussels, Belgium – May 2017 – On May 30, participants of the Don Bosco Network General Assembly (DBN) were able to learn more about major European Institutions. They were led by Don Bosco International, the liaison between the Salesian Congregation and Brussels: they participated in a session of the Development Committee of the European Parliament; met with Paolo Berizzi, European

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18
May

A “normal” Salesian House in one of the most inhospitable places

On 15th May due to my current role as Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, I have the great opportunity to get to know directly the great work done by Salesians inside Kakuma Camp, one of the biggest refugee camps, located in the North of Kenya in which many South-Sudanese, Congolese, Somalians and many other nationalities. The first impression when

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9
May

Day of Europe: an occasion to make Europe more accessible to its citizens

Today, 9th May, we celebrate the day of Europe, due to the commemoration of Schuman Declaration, a statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950, proposing to place French and German production of coal and steel under one common High Authority. This cooperation was to be designed in such a way as to create common

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2
May

The Salesian Network Welcomes Migrant Minors

(ANS – Brussels) – Today thousands of young people migrate from their countries, fleeing from war and poverty. The Salesians in Belgium are mobilizing various forces to welcome them. What exactly is being done for  migrant minors in Salesian houses? For over a year, the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai has been hosting five young people. Professor Flore Dubois conducts a

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28
Apr

Syria – Stop War! Another young oratorian killed along with her cousin

(ANS – Damascus) – During the war in Syria, the Salesians have repeatedly witnessed tragic killings of young people belonging to the Salesian oratories of Aleppo and Damascus. Two days ago. it happened again: Grace, a 21-year-old girl who was active at the oratory in Damascus, was killed by a mortar shot that struck the car in which she was traveling

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