News

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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31
Aug

Colombia – Province of Colombia-Bogota hosts formation course in advocacy and human rights

The Salesian St Peter Claver Province of Colombia-Bogota hosted the first formation course in Advocacy and Human Rights, with the aim of learning about advocacy strategies in the light of the human rights-based approach and starting from the work that is carried out in the scenarios and areas in which the Salesians operate. During the course, the advocacy methodologies used internationally by

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18
Jul

Senegal – SAAM partners in the “Land of Teraanga”

From 10 to 14 July 2023, the meeting of SAAM Steering Committee and Work Package leaders took place in Dakar and Thies (Senegal). The international meeting was organized within the framework of the SAAM (Supporting Alliance for African Mobility), a pilot project funded by the European Union and supported also by the African Union, with the aim of testing the

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2
Jun

Brussels – “Grounded in the Present, skilled for the Future”: a dialogue conference co-organised by DBI, COMECE and FAFCE

On the occasion of the European Year of Skills 2023, Don Bosco International and its partners organised on the 31st of May 2023 the dialogue conference: “Grounded in the Present, skilled for the Future”, addressing reskilling and upskilling in the context of the current challenges of the labour market and education in the EU. The designation of 2023 as the

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2
Jun

Portugal – DBI attended the Porto Social Forum 2023

Porto – On 26 May 2023, the Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International had the pleasure to attend the first day of the Porto Social Forum 2023 organised by the Portuguese Government, supported by the European Commission, in Porto (Portugal). The Porto Social Forum represents the 2nd edition of the Porto Social Summit, held in 2021 during the Portuguese Presidency of

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3
Apr

An institutional dialogue on “The role of Religion in the social economic crisis in Lebanon and the Middle East”

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.

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3
Apr

G.E.B. of Don Bosco Youth-Net (DBYN) in Malta

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,

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3
Apr

Event “Africa-EU partnership of equals: how can we get there? Is the Global Gateway fit for purpose?”

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

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23
Feb

The Councillor for Youth Ministry met the Apostolic Nuncio to the EU and the European Catholic organisations in Brussels

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

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23
Feb

From malaise to rebirth

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[1] and Caritas Europa[2] 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

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