The Conference was opened by the messages of MEP David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, as well as of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. Many Salesian educators and youth workers from different EU countries intervened in the Conference, together with two partners of DBI from EU civil society.
As stated in the Conclusions of this Conference by the President of DBI, Fr Miguel Angel Garcia Morcuende, Don Bosco “had that charismatic ability to gather around him hundreds of young people enthusiastic about his educational mission, to support the youth of the lower classes who, left to their fate, would potentially be a social danger. This is why he has always tried to network with all those who could collaborate with his cause, as we have seen in this online meeting.”
Following the example of Don Bosco, at DBI we believe that the future of Europe needs imagination. It needs quality and inclusive education. Children and young people in Europe dream to dare. We need to dare to dream with them.