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12
Oct

Great Britain – New Signposts project from Salesians guides young adults in making life choices

(ANS – Bolton) – A new Salesian project aims to equip young adults with the skills they need to make important decisions in a world that is increasingly filled with uncertainty and competing choices. Rooted in the Christian tradition of discernment, but open to young adults of all faiths and none, the “Signposts programme” has been created by Fr David

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12
Oct

Russia – The Rector Major celebrates 25 years of Salesian presence in Moscow

(ANS – Moscow) – On the weekend just ended, 7 to 9 October, the Salesian community in Moscow celebrated the 25th anniversary of their presence and service to young people. The Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, visited the Russian capital to join in the celebrations. Taking part with him in the various events were Archbishop Paolo

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30
Sep

Don Bosco International pledges its support for the Pact for Youth

(ANS – Bruxelles) – Don Bosco International, an international organisation representing the Salesians of Don Bosco to the European Institutions, counting on more than 300 T-VET Centres and 800 Schools across Europe, has pledged its support for the Pact for Youth. The European Pact for Youth, a mutual engagement of business leaders and the EU, was launched on 17 November

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28
Sep

Raising awareness about South Sudan in the heart of Europe

On 27th September, Bro. Giacomo Comino, Salesian missionary working in the Salesian Mission Office in Juba, South Sudan, arrived in Brussels to explain to several stakeholders the emergency situation that thousands of south Sudanese people are facing and the work being done by the Salesians in the country, as a joint effort of the AFE Province and Don Bosco International.

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28
Sep

A Salesian Response to 2030 Agenda!

(ANS – Rome) – On the first anniversary of the acceptance by the United Nations of the Sustainable Development Agenda till 2030, Don Bosco Network is launching A Salesian Response to the 2030 Agenda, emphasizing the commitment of Don Bosco organizations to the advancement of “poor and abandoned youth”. The Sustainable Development Goals were signed exactly a year ago and

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23
Sep

UN – New York Declaration about Migrants: Salesian presence at the UN Summit

(ANS – New York) – The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale. At the UN Summit on 19 September, world leaders elaborated on how each country will implement these commitments. Refugees, migrants, those who assist them, and their host countries and

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16
Sep

Seminar on Dual System of Professional Training and sixth meeting of the European Alliance of Apprentices

Brussels, Belgium – September 2016 – Three Salesian representatives – Iván Toscano (CNOS-FAP, Italy), Kriztina Juhasz (SZÁMALK, Hungary) and Ángel Gudiña (Don Bosco International) – participated in the Seminar on the Dual System of Professional Training and the sixth meeting of the European Alliance of Apprentices, which took place in Brussels, on 14 and 15 September. They learnt about the

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14
Sep

Belgium – DBI committed to the construction and dissemination of a Europe for all

(ANS – Brussels) – “Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits derived from it are in danger. At stake is the future of the planet and the kind of Europe in which our children will grow.” For this reason, Don Bosco International joined another 176 European and national institutions, in a manifesto published

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13
Sep

Italy – The ‘dual system’ – a new approach to youth employment

(ANS – Florence) – “Our goal with this seminar was to bring the subject to the table and to hear different points of view,” says Lauretta Valente, President of CIOFS- FP, at the end of the 28th European Seminar held in Florence, 7-9 September. It was organized with the support of the association of category FORM on the so-called “dual system”.

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13
Sep

Spain – Working together to fight youth unemployment

(ANS – Córdoba) – In Spain today many young people are liable to find their entry to the labour market blocked: the unemployment rate is among the highest in Europe. To stem this real social scourge it is now more important than ever to work in a network, including corporations, state and social organizations. The “Incorpora” programme promoted by the

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