On 29 March, we attended an event on “The role of Religion in the social economic crisis in Lebanon and the Middle East”, organised by the European People’s Party (EPP) Working Group ‘Intercultural and Religious Dialogue’ at the European Parliament. During the interesting interventions, it was highlighted how Lebanon represented in the past a model of interreligious coexistence, based on balance, peace, and communities’ dialogue.
Between 9 and 12 March 2023, DBI was invited to attend the meeting of the General Executive Body of DBYN in Malta. Thirteen representatives from as many countries attended the meeting, which was hosted by the Maltese member organisation SPYS (Salesian Pastoral Youth Service). A fruitful experience to exchange best practices and updates among Salesian Youth organisations. During these days,
In the context of the 6th AU-EU Summit, African and European civil society, including faith-based as well as Church actors, have continued to highlight the need for a more balanced partnership between Africa and Europe. As member of faith-based organisations (FBOs), on 7 March 2023, Don Bosco International co-organised a joint conference held at the European Parliament to offer a
On 14 February 2023, Fr. Miguel Angel García Morcuende, General Councillor for Youth Ministry and President of Don Bosco International (DBI), visited Brussels, where he met the Most Reverend Noel Treanor, Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union. During the meeting, Fr. García Morcuende had the opportunity to talk about the commitment of the Salesians of Don Bosco to vulnerable children
Research launched by Caritas Europa and Don Bosco International on the social and professional future of young people in post-Covid Europe On 31 January, Don Bosco International and Caritas Europa launched their new report “From malaise to rebirth” in the realm of Don Bosco’s feast, which was celebrated in Brussels at the Chapel for Europe. The launch event was characterised by a constructive
“The seed of good is stronger than the virus of war,” said Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, during his meeting with European Institutions on the occasion of the Feast of Don Bosco yesterday, January 31, in Brussels. During his institutional visit to Brussels, Fr. Mendes met with several representatives of the European Institutions, including Ambassador Nicola Bellomo,
Vacancy: Don Bosco International Policy & Advocacy Intern Internship starting period: March/April 2023 (flexible – max 6 months) 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 network. DBI advocates for the rights
Don Bosco International would like to thank Ms A.F. de Beaudrap, journalist of Cathobel, for the interview and article about our policy paper: “No hate speech: building together a culture of human rights”.
On 2nd and 3rd December 2022, the current and former Secretary General of DBI, Sara Sechi and Renato Cursi, took part in the 5th International Forum of Catholic Inspired Organisations, with the participation of the Holy See representatives. DBI contributed to moderate the working session on Youth.As underlined by Cardinal Pietro Parolin in his inspiring opening speech, the Forum promoted fruitful exchange about
As member of the Steering Committee, DBI attended the Steering Committee and the Work Package leaders meeting that took place in Rome from the 21st to the 24th of November 2022. Organized by CNOS-FAP, the meeting aimed to evaluate the project work, including staff and student mobilities, present the current results and define the next steps and the strategy until