News

27
Apr

Annual Inclusive Growth Convention 2017.

A big Salesian representation: Mr. Brian Hogan (Don Bosco Care Ireland), Mrs. Alexandra Constantino (Fundaçao Salesianos Portugal), José Miguel Bautista (Plataformas Sociales Salesianas Spain), Belén Otegui (Federación Pinardi Spain) and Angel Gudiña (DBI) took part in the second Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth, hosted by the European Commission as the main element of its civil dialogue on social and employment

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11
Apr

UN-Day for street children: important signal for child rights

(ANS – Bonn) – The United Nations must declare the 12th of April as International Day for Street Children. According to Don Bosco Mission Bonn this is an important signal to enforce the rights of millions of boys and girls who struggle everyday on the street for survival. “Street children experience discrimination and exclusion every day. This denies them the

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3
Apr

Students of a vocational school planning a music school

(ANS – Bailleul) – How can we give meaning to the commitment of students in vocational schools? One possible answer is given by the staff of the Sainte Marie Professional Institute in Bailleul. This was formerly a Salesian school and still follows the pedagogy of Don Bosco. Students and teachers are working together on a specific project, entrusted to them

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27
Mar

For a Just, Sustainable, Inclusive and Democratic Europe

(ANS – Rome) – On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (25 March 1957), the founding moment of the European Union, a meeting of Heads of State and Government of the member countries is taking place in Rome. The members will be received by Pope Francis this afternoon, 24 March. For this reason, civil society and

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15
Mar

Launch of the project “Young Europeans at risk: new Salesian responses”

(ANS – Dublin) – The first meeting of the project “Young Europeans at risk: new Salesian responses” was held in Dublin and Maynooth from 8 to 10 March. It involves Salesian social institutions of six European countries: Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland and Poland. The aim of the project is to share the work of each of the institutions involved.

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14
Mar

Meeting of Working Group of Don Bosco Network

(ANS – Rome) – From 13-15 March 2017 Don Bosco Network is hosting a set of Working Group meetings at the Salesianum in Rome. The representatives of various Salesian organizations: Via Don Bosco – Belgium, VIS – Italy, Missioni Don Bosco – Italy, SWM – Poland, Don Bosco Missions – Germany, Don Bosco Mondo – Germany, Jovenes y Desarollo – Spain,

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6
Mar

Young People of TGS at the launch of the White Book

Brussels, Belgium – March 2017 – On 1 March, a delegation of about 25 young people from three Italian provinces – North-East (INE), District of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta (ICP) and Lombardo-Emiliana (ILE) – attended the launch of the “White Book”, a policy document that will be examined by the EU Council, EU Parliament and the social partners, by the

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22
Feb

Belgium – “Alto El Fuego” Manuel and Catalina meet the High Representative of the European Commission Federica Mogherini

Brussels, Belgium – 7 February 2017 – Among the meetings of “Misiones Salesianas” and “Don Bosco International”  for the presentation of the documentary “Alto el Fuego” in Brussels, the most important was the meeting with the High Representative of the European Commission, Ms. Federica Mogherini.  For an hour,  she listened to the stories of Manuel and Catalina, the protagonists of

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22
Feb

Belgium – United to end the scourge of child soldiers

(ANS – Brussels) – Ahead of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February) and taking advantage of the valuable documentary produced by Misiones Salesianas entitled Alto el Fuego (Ceasefire) on the work being done by Salesians for the personal rehabilitation and social reintegration of child soldiers, Don Bosco International organized a series of events in Brussels

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22
Feb

As Salesians we believe that the school and the playground are the right place for the child or adolescent, not the battlefield

(ANS – Rome) – The exploitation of children as soldiers is unfortunately a common practice in many of the conflicts that are still active in the twenty-first century. The International Day against the use of child soldiers on 12 February should be a warning of what remains to be done to eradicate this cruel and inhuman practice. As Salesians, we

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