News

31
May

Between hope and fear

“I am only sixteen. It shouldn’t be necessary for me to write this letter. There shouldn’t be a need to plead for safety, for humanity.” Farhamand Farhamand is a sixteen years old young man. This letter tells his personal story as a young refugee from Afghanistan and expresses his heartfelt sentiments about the current situation in his country. As you

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30
Apr

VACANCY | DBI Policy & Advocacy Intern

Topic: EU Policy & Advocacy on youth rights and social inclusion Period: 6 months, September/October 2024 (flexible) Location: Don Bosco International Secretariat, Close Andre Rappe 8, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium Don Bosco International (DBI) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, which represents the Salesians of Don Bosco in the European institutions and civil society networks. DBI advocates for the rights

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3
Apr

Belgium – The European Parliament hosts the Salesian family to promote a positive dialogue about partnerships with the private sector

On the initiative of the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ibán García del Blanco (S&D), and in collaboration with the Salesian Youth Ministry Department, DB Tech Europe, Red América Social Salesiana (RASS), Misiones Salesianas, Don Bosco Mondo, VIA Don Bosco, ZwickRoell and Puratos, Don Bosco International (DBI) organised the event on “Ensuring respect for human rights in collaboration with

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2
Feb

Brussels celebrates the feast of Don Bosco by promoting dialogue with European institutions and youth participation

On the occasion of Don Bosco’s feast 2024, Don Bosco International welcomed to Brussels Fr. Rafael Bejarano Sdb, member of the SDB Youth Ministry Department and Global Coordinator of Salesian Social Works. From 30th January to 2nd February, Fr. Rafael Bejarano held numerous official meetings with European institutions and Catholic Church representatives, with the aim of enhancing the Salesian mission in the

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18
Dec

DBI and Don Bosco Tech Europe meet key actors of EU policies

Brussels, Belgium – December 2023 – On 13 and 14 December, Don Bosco International (DBI), the body representing the Salesian Congregation at the European Union (EU) Institutions, welcomed Mr Piero Fabris, Executive Director of Don Bosco Tech Europe, the European Salesian network for Vocational Training. It was two days of meetings with key players in EU policies, in the development

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4
Dec

Malta – Don Bosco International at the II plenary meeting of the Consultative Forum of the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA)

On 30 November 2023, “Don Bosco International”, the body that represents the Salesian Congregation within the institutions of the European Union (EU), attended the II plenary meeting of the Consultative Forum (CF) of the European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA), former EASO, held in Malta on 30th November 2023.  Among different services, the EUAA offers operational and technical support to increase efficiency in

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30
Nov

“COP28”: the Youth Ministry Sector and DBI invite you to pray for COP28 and the Pope

Today, Thursday 30 November, the “COP28” (28th Conference of the Parties) begins in Dubai, in the UAE, which will last until 12 December: an important climate conference attended by representatives from over 190 countries of the world and 200 private companies and civil society organisations. For the occasion, the Sector for Youth Ministry of the Salesian Congregation and “Don Bosco

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6
Nov

Belgium – The potential of international and EU advocacy in implementing institutional and civil society networks at the national level

From the 30th October until the 3rd November, Ms. Elma Mireya Ardila Duarte – Coordinator of the Institutional Relations Office and Employment Bureau (Salesian Province of Bogotà), and Br. Juan Carlos Echavarría Zúñiga – Coordinator of the Human Rights Committee (Salesian Province of Medellin) were welcomed in Brussels by Don Bosco International (DBI), the body that represents the Salesian Congregation

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12
Oct

Belgium – European institutions open their doors to the “Canillitas” Documentary and its protagonists

Two days in Brussels, with a full agenda of meetings and presentations organised by Don Bosco International (DBI), brought the documentary “Canillitas” and its protagonists to the heart of the European institutions. The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of the European Union (EU), the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Embassy of the

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3
Oct

ELSiA | Launch of the “Living Laudato Si’ survey”, by “European Laudato Si’ Alliance”

Don Bosco International and the Youth Ministry Sector of the Salesian congregation support the launch of the Living Laudato Si’ survey, the first initiative designed by ELSiA to gain an understanding of Pope Francis’ encyclical-inspired initiatives implemented across Europe. After completing the pilot phase in Ireland, the survey was launched at the beginning of September in Portugal, France, Scotland, England and Wales, Luxembourg, Belgium,

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