(ANS – Bruxelles) – The event “Our hope for Europe: Conference on the Future of Europe” will be held on 7 December 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 (CET) at the Chapel for Europe, Brussels, Belgium. The Executive Secretary of Don Bosco International, Mr Renato Cursi, is joining the conversation in the event’s second session. The event is part of the churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe.

(ANS - Turin) - On Saturday, 27 November 2021, a conference was held at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology at Crocetta in Turin, to study the spiritual figure of the Venerable Salesian, Fr Giuseppe Quadrio, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth in Vervio, in the province of Sondrio, Italy, on November 28, 1922.

(ANS - Rome) - Over the past weekend, from 26 to 28 November, the General Assembly, the most important meeting of the World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco, which occurs every six years, took place online. On the occasion, the World Presidency was also renewed, which since yesterday has been entrusted to the leadership of Bryan Magro, Maltese Past Pupil, the current Economer of the Confederation.

(ANS - Turin) – On Saturday, 27 November, a conference will be held on the figure of the venerable Salesian Fr Giuseppe Quadrio in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Theology of the Crocetta in Turin on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

(ANS – Munich) – During a symposium, on October 28, with the participation of the Bavarian State Minister for Family, Labour and Social Affairs, Carolina Trautner, as well as experts from science and practice, the Salesians of Don Bosco in Munich draw attention to the accessibility of “disconnected” and hard-to-reach young people. According to estimates, more than 480,000 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 14 and 25 are currently not in employment, school or training in Germany. State and social institutions often do not reach them.

(ANS - Araçatuba) - The "UniSALESIANO" Salesian Catholic University Center, belonging to the Brazil-Campo Grande Province (BCG) and with offices in Araçatuba and Lins, has organized its 1st International Congress on Educational Technology (ISCED) from 13 to 15 October. The goal of the event, which will take place digitally and which features over 90 conferences, is to offer interesting reflections and ideas for a truly transforming and enriching education, and which are of interest to those who always want to stay up to date in the latest technology and trends.

(ANS - Brussels) - Next Monday and Tuesday, 4-5 October 2021, the fourth conference on Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion (SI4RI, in English) will take place in digital mode. The event, jointly organized by the European Institute for Migration Policies, the United States Mission to the European Union, the Canadian Mission to the European Union and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), has proposed an ambitious objective from its very title: “Sowing innovation in the cracks of crisis”.

(ANS - Guadalajara) - The first Continental Meeting of the initiatives that are part of the "Don Bosco Green Alliance" in America was held on 23 September. As has been happening since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting took place online and saw the participation of over 70 people from different countries of the continent, representing the Salesian Provinces in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile , Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Antilles, Haiti and Ecuador.

(ANS - Rome) - The first World Council of "LEADS" of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) was held on 25 September 2021 at 2.30 pm (Rome) through the Zoom platform. This Council is made up of two young people and a Salesian from each Region. A total of 16 representatives from the Regions and three members of the Youth Ministry Department participated in the meeting.

(ANS - Quito) - A total of 329 people took part in the XIIIth Meeting of the Salesian Family (SF) in Ecuador, which was held online for the second consecutive year. From 17-19 September, 2021, the various groups of the SF gathered under the theme of the Strenna 2021: «Moved by hope. "Behold, I am making all things new" (Rev 21:5)». For this edition, the themes and reflection were aimed at the challenge of formulating a charismatic educational-pastoral response of the Salesian Family in a context of hope and encounter for young people and their families.

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