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(ANS – Barcellona) – On 6 June in Barcellona the Federation of Don Bosco Youth Centres in Catalonia (FCJDBC) organised a round table discussion with various experts on youth issues. It was an opportunty to share and discuss the opinions of different organisations and authorities on youth issues such as: new forms of relaxation, voluntary service and the involvement of the young, attention to diversity and to intercultural issues, work and emancipation.
Taking part were representatives of the Local Government of Cataloina, the city of Barcellona, members of archdiocesan organisation, the Universities, Associations and Schools. All were in agreement that youth policies cannot be compartmentalised but need to find a place in all the adminstrative policies and, in particular, in the sectors of education, health and employment.
Among some of the questions raised during the day were the following:
This was also an opportunity for FCJDBC to prepare for the 17th National Congress for Salesian Youth Centres planned for next October in Logroño. In addition to the ideas arising from this public discussion in Barcellona there will be those from a similar meeting on their own at the weekend.