Take the next step’ is a 4-day training seminar aimed at transforming an international voluntary experience of returning volunteers into active citizenship in local community, with a thematic focus on young refugees. The venue is the Saint John Bosco College in Battersea (UK), from 16/11/2016 until 21/11/2016.
'Crossing Borders’ is a 6 day youth exchange on intercultural learning and migration, aiming at introducing local volunteers to international youth work. Volunteers from 16 years onwards can apply for this activity. The venue for this activity is the Aktionszentrum Benediktbeuern (DE), taking place from 31/07/2016 until 07/08/2016.
Call for participants - SPEAK UP !
‘SPEAK UP!’ is a 6-day European training course on youth advocacy which aims to develop the competences of the pax in developing and implementing advocacy actions focussed at impacting local, regional, national or European youth policy, in particular policies affecting young refugees. The TC takes place at the Salesianum in Vienna (AT), from 27/03/2016 until 03/04/2016.
Will you join me? - Reflection and implementation of Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in Erasmus+
“Will you join me?” is an Erasmus+ KA1 seminar focusing on how to lift barriers for young people facing fewer opportunities to take part in European projects. We will in particular focus on how “assistance” is a good practice in encouraging youth workers and young volunteers in the youth field to do so.
The seminar is taking place from the 10th till the 13th of March in Assel (Netherlands). Over 26 participants, 2 facilitators and 1 staff member from the hosting organisation are joining. The participants are staff members or volunteers involved in the organisation of international projects, in particular of youth exchanges.
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This is a document developed by DBYN's international secretariat, aiming to give our member organisations a resource for diversifying their financial source. The document brings together information which can be found all over the internet on financial resources, and combines that with an analysis how to use which resource.
Materials for Mass celebration
At our activities we have Masses. As it is not always easy to find the right text in English, we provide you with a small flyer which has the right oder of the mass in English.
DBYN's Exchange Market
Within the network we use the method of the exchange market to start-up and monitor future projects. Here you can find everything you need to organise this workshop yourself: a description of the method, a lay-out of the room and the exchange market template.
DBYN publication - VALUE
You may wonder; what is the purpose of VALUE and what do I gain from it? This workbook has been created to be an easy and fun to use reflection toolon the competences developed during an intercultural experience. This booklet also gives you, as an international volunteer, general support before, during and after your intercultural experience.
The main goal of VALUE is to motivate international volunteers to reflect on their own position as an international volunteer and the competences gained from the experience abroad. Other than that the Salesian values of Don Bosco have been integrated in the methodologies used in this booklet. Even though VALUE is based on Christian values it is intended for every international volunteer, regardless of their religious background. VALUE is partly based on a Belgian Booklet called “het groeiboekje”.
“Het groeiboekje”, literally translates as “growth book”, is a reflection tool on the competence development of animators/instructors in local Don Bosco youth organisations. By making VALUE we wanted to create a similar reflection tool but in an international volunteer context. For that reason VALUE discusses subjects such as expectations, stereotyping, culture shock, and reverse culture shock. To make sure this booklet is an easy and fun to use tool, the content has been structured in a logical, chronological way (before, during and after the intercultural experience) and text has been minimized. You can find more information about the resources used to create VALUE onder the section "Resources".
DBYN publication - DIGNITY
DIGNITY is a publication for youth workers on the subject of safeguarding. The subject deals with the issue of protecting children and young people against various forms of abuse. The aim of the publication is to raise awareness on safeguarding within youth work settings, through providing a theoretical framework and sharing good practices existing within Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw. This publication was co-funded by the European Youth Foundation.
DBYN publication - HUJAMBO
HUJAMBO is an informative game which enables you to discuss with young people on values in their lives, and use this discussion as a method to work on intercultural and interreligious dialogue. The game aims at young people from 15 years of age upwards. It can be used in a youth movement, in a youth club, at international youth meetings, during youth retreats, in schools etc. It was producted with the financial support of the European Youth Foundation.
Explore the categories to find information on the actions developed by Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw