(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.
(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,
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
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
(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
(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
(ANS – Brussels) – On the occasion of the Feast of Don Bosco, Don Bosco International has organized for the first time, an evening reception in partnership with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) to celebrate Don Bosco. This new initiative counted on the presence of Fr. Fabio Attard, President of DBI. During the presence of Fr.
(ANS – Bonn) – The Don Bosco Forum in Bonn provided a platform for more than 400 guests to discuss social marginalization of youngsters. “It is our goal as Don Bosco to get youngsters out of isolation” emphasized the managing directors of Don Bosco Mondo (Christian Osterhaus) and of Don Bosco Mission Bonn (Nelson Penedo). Hundreds of young and long-term members
(ANS – Malta) – On 26th and 27th January, Fr. Antoine Farrugia and Ángel Gudiña have taken part in the Conference “Lost in Migration”, organized by the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Well-being of Society together with Missing Children Europe. The Conference was focused on the terrifying phenomenon of the 10,000 minors being unaccounted for in Europe last year, as
Rome, Italy – January 23rd, 2017 – At the General House there has been the General Assembly of Don Bosco International (DBI), a Bureau of Representation of the Congregation with the European Institutions in Brussels. Besides Fr. Fabio Attard, Councillor for Youth Ministry and President of DBI, three other General Councillors were also present, also members of the Board of