Belgium - Salesian presence at the 2nd Annual Inclusive Growth Conference
Brussels, Belgium – 24 April 2017 - Several representatives of Salesian organizations took part in Brussels at the 2nd Annual Inclusive Growth Conference: Brian Hogan (Don Bosco Care - Ireland), Alexandra Constantino (Fundaçao Salesianos - Portugal), José Miguel Bautista Salesian Social Platforms - Spain), Belén Otegui (Pinardi Federation - Spain) and Angel Gudiña (Don Bosco International). The meeting took place with the slogan "Every voice counts. Make yours heard.” NGOs and Institutional Authorities of 35 Countries, met to study how to improve the situation with regard to the social inclusion of young people. Through a very dense work programme, issues such as youth unemployment, child and youth poverty, intergenerational equity, and the social inclusion of young people, especially those with disabilities, were dealt with. Salesian works took advantage of the meeting to strengthen the network of projects at national level and within European programmes.