Civil Society Partners
Don Bosco International is involved in several formal and informal platforms, NGOs and Alliances in order to find allies to meet its objectives in the advocacy field and exchange the best practices coming from Salesian realities in several European countries
Don Bosco International cooperates with other Salesian networks and NGOs with presence in several countries of Europe, in order to coordinate the Salesian voice in the European Institutions and promote their programmes and actions
Eurochild advocates for children’s rights and well-being to be at the heart of policy-making. We are a network of organisations working with and for children throughout Europe, striving for a society that respects the rights of children. We influence policies, build internal capacities, facilitate mutual learning and exchange practice and research. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of all our work. Eurochild has 178 members, of which 133 are full members, 42 associate members and 3 honorary members in 33 countries. 19 national networks of children’s rights organisations have been appointed as National Partner Networks.
EU Alliance for Investing in Children
The EU Alliance for Investing in Children brings together over 20 European networks sharing a commitment to end child poverty and to promote child well-being across Europe. At a time when over a quarter of children in the EU face poverty and social exclusion, the added-value of this Alliance is to push for full implementation of the European Commission Recommendation “Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage”. The Alliance partners believe the EU policy framework and funding opportunities can catalyse political commitment and policy reform within Member States, thereby improving the quality of life of children and young people in Europe.
European Sunday Alliance
The European Sunday Alliance is a network of national Sunday Alliances, trade unions, civil society organizations and religious communities committed to raise awareness of the unique value of synchronised free time for our European societies. Sunday and, more general, decent working hours, are the focus of our campaigns. In our Founding Statement, we draw attention to aspects of life/work-balance and social cohesion that depend on a vast majority of people to have their lawful free time at the same time.
Don Bosco Youth Net
Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw is an international network of youth organisations which work in the style of Don Bosco and of youth work offices of Salesian provinces. The roots of the network lay in the different informal meetings that took place between several Don Bosco youth organisations in Europe: exchanges, study visits, international training courses, an informative meeting on EVS. Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw brings together member organisations active in 20+ Salesian provinces and 2 Salesian regions. In between our member organisations there is diversity in how they apply the educational methodology of Don Bosco. Therefore DBYN decided to develop “Few words and a lot of action”.
Don Bosco Network (DBN)
Don Bosco Network is a worldwide federation of Salesian development NGOs, formally registered in 2010 in Italy,whose vision, mission and actions are inspired by the values and principles expressed by the Gospel, the Teaching of the Catholic Church under the guidance of the Salesian congregation. Our vision is to empower youth and families to become the protagonists of their own development and that of their society. We promote fundamental values of social justice, fraternity and solidarity with the most vulnerable people, especially youth, in the world. We foster international development cooperation to bring consolation and practical, coordinated help in case of global emergencies. Dialogue and advocacy are tools to liberate people and therefore promote social change. We create awareness for human dignity and human rights following the integral educational pedagogy and preventive system of Don Bosco.