News

9
Nov

DBI Virtual Internship

Introduction Don Bosco International is convinced that its presence in the European Institutions is a great learning opportunity for any person willing to do an internship, especially if he/she is prepared properly and closely accompanied. The situation created by the spread of the covid-19 pandemic prevents DBI from developing a programme of internship in physical presence in our premises in

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9
Nov

One year of DBWAVE

The DBWAVE project, supported by the “Erasmus+” program of the European Union, turns one year old. The project, which includes 8 Salesian partners from 6 different countries, including the European organization “Don Bosco International” (DBI), aims to strengthen the European Salesian Vocational Training (VT) network. A year ago, the partners of the project gathered at the Salesian house in Aschau-am-Inn

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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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