DBI is a platform that promotes dialogue between Salesians of Don Bosco and European Institutions. It represents the Congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco in different international organizations and institutions as a:
meaningful presence in EU institutions and EU platforms;
communication channel between Don Bosco projects and policies dealing with education, culture and youth that are promoted by the EU institutions;
platform that promotes and mentors initiatives and projects planned by local Don Bosco projects in cooperation with various international institutions;
coordinator of shared projects and initiatives already existing in several fields of salesian presences.
In the field of our educational and pastoral action for young people DBI is a:
presence and voice of salesian charisma in international fora;
qualified service in understanding and raising awareness about international and european realities within areas of the salesian presences;
reference organization for regions and provinces in their contact with institutions and international organizations
DBI priorities are:
Poverty and social inclusion: DBI is particularly interested in the inclusion of all but especially young people, through social and educational programmes, giving priority to those who find themselves in more difficult situations. DBI works for the effective implementation of programmes such as the Youth Guarantee.
Migration: DBI promotes the reception of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe in search of a better life, through programmes focused on care and inclusion. We protect the right of such people to live a meaningful life in Europe.
School to work transition: DBI focuses on the promotion of vocational training and non-formal education in order to increase the employability of young people. DBI believes in forging close links with businesses to promote apprenticeship, internships and quality jobs for young people.
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