(ANS – Rome) – Like every year in January, there have been the meetings of the Conference of the Salesian Provinces of Italy (CISI). From January 12th to 14th in Rome, at the level of Salesian Italy the Sectors of Economy and Youth Ministry (PG), met to confront each other, to share experiences and paths, and to propose common guidelines.
(ANS – Rome) – More than sixty people have concluded their 3 days experience of the Mission Office Meeting in Rome, attended personally also by the Rector Major and 5 general councilors. At the end of the three intense days the participants were surprised by the rich variety of different experiences of large and established G5 Mission Offices (New Rochelle, Bonn, Madrid, Torino and New Delhi) and some 30 provincial Mission Offices (G30).
(ANS - Rome) – A meeting of the Salesian Mission Offices is taking place at the Generalate of the Salesians in Rome from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 January. Its aim is to study deeply the emerging themes of mission, to share ideas and best practices and to reflect together in the face of common challenges.
(ANS – Rome) – The Foundation DON BOSCO NEL MONDO prepared once again for this year the Christmas Concert that has now become a traditional musical appointment of Christmas Eve with artists of high calibre, such as Roberto Vecchioni, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Anggun, Rebecca Ferguson, Francesco Renga, Andrea Griminelli and Piero Mazzocchetti. This edition of the Christmas Concert, produced by “Prime Time Promotions”, sustains the project “Betlemme: Casa del Pane Casa di Pace” (Bethlehem: House of Bread, House of Peace) with a fundraising through solidarity number 45521 that will be active from December 17th to 26th.
(ANS – Brussels) – On the evening of December 6th, there was the evening debate on “TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE: A CATHOLIC CHURCH’S PERSPECTIVE”, jointly organized by COMECE and Don Bosco International. The event counted on a significant Salesian Presence, Mgr. Adrianus van Luyn and Fr. Enrico Peretti, who delivered the welcoming speeches and Mr. Ivan Toscano who gave a keynote speech on the T-VET experience of Salesians in Italy through CNOS-FAP. The panel debate was also moderated by Ela Jakubek, who has a long Salesian experience.
(ANS – Brussels) – On the occasion of the “First European Vocational Skills Week” (5-9 December), organized by the European Commission to “improve the image and attractiveness of vocational education and training”, “Don Bosco International” in collaboration with the Episcopates of the European Community (COMECE), organizes for tomorrow, December 6th, in Brussels a debate on “What Solutions for Youth Unemployment in Europe? The perspective of the Catholic Church”.
(ANS - Rome) - A round-table conference on the theme "Salesian Solidarity during the Great War (1915-1918)", was held at the FMA Generalate in Rome on 30 November. It was organized by the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA), in collaboration with its new Study Centre.
(ANS - Bruxelles) - On 23rd and 24th of November, Don Bosco Youth-Net participated in an expert seminar of ‘the EU-CoE Youth Partnership’. This is a cooperation between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the youth field. The Expert seminar “Journeys to a new life” was organised by this cooperation in order to gather knowledge concerning the role of youth work for the inclusion of young refugees and migrants in Europe. By opening space for researchers, policy makers, youth workers and refugees to discuss this topic the aim is to find possibilities to improve youth work and its role in social inclusion in the three dimensions research, policy and practice.
(ANS – Bruxelles) – Don Bosco International is one of 78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights that in occasion of European Forum on the Rights of the Child, have issued a statement in order to demand seven priority action focused on protecting children in migration. As well Don Bosco International will take active part in the Forum, who is taking place 29th and 30th November in Brussels, in order to represent all the Salesian realities working with young migrants and refugees.
(ANS – K’Long) – Among the 60 participants of the second EAO Salesian Family delegates formation meeting, in K’Long, Vietnam, there were very many first-learners. The participants come from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Japan.