Are you active in the spirit Don Bosco as an animator or trainer? Do you have experience as a trainer on a local level but want to expand your horizon? You are interested in learning about working with international groups? You want to develop your own trainings in an international environment?
‘Rise Up!’ is a 5-day European training course for (international) trainers, where you can meet people from over 10 European countries. The TC will focus on training basic and advanced competences of trainers. You will get input on intercultural learning processes, general training skills, DBYN’s educational style, safeguarding and conflict management. Additionally you get the chance to actively work in international groups and try new methods and approaches in a safe environment.
Next to this you will be sharing your own experiences, work on leadership skills, reflect on intercultural learning processes and much more.
The TC takes at the Burg Wildegg near Vienna (AT). The training course will take place from the 27th of October until the 2nd of November 2017.
Are you interested in taking part? Contact your local DBYN organisation for more information and the registration procedure, or visit http://www.dbynbuildingcitizens.net/rise-up.html
Are you a Don Bosco animator who can’t wait for the summer of 2017 to get active in the activities with your oratory, youth centre or playground? You want to develop new games to play? You always wanted to get to know what Don Bosco animators in other countries are doing during summer? You are planning to take part in DBYN’s summer exchange of animators in 2017?
‘The Creanimators’ is a 6-day European training course for (international) animators, where you can meet animators from over 15 European countries. As all the participants will be animators locally active on playgrounds and in youth centres, we are bringing together a wealth of animation experience in the form of games, energizers, ice-breakers, story-telling ... You will be able to share your own “culture” in animation and learn from the others. You will also be introduced to new methods from the COMPASS manuals, and develop new approaches how to bring the methods from COMPASS to the practice on a summer playground, summer camp or summer oratorio/youth club. The training doesn’t end with the training course itself. You will be also stepping into a vlogging campaign, and be creating new games which we will use to develop a new games APP for animators.
The TC takes place at the Savio House in Bollington (UK). The training course will take place from the 16th of April until the 23rd of April 2017. As this would mean that you are to travel on Easter Sunday, we will also foresee the possibility to arrive 1 day before and join the local community for Easter celebrations.
Are you interested in taking part? Contact your local DBYN organisation for more information and the registration procedure?
27 volunteers from 12 European countries took DBYN’s challenge to learn how to successfully apply for Erasmus+ projects into 1 week. In order to do this, DBYN transformed the Don Bosco Youth centre of Groot-Bijgaarden from 4 to 11 September into an Erasmus+ incubator. Using the model of a cooperative working space, the participants could work each morning on their project concepts. Each room had a specific focus: internet café, meeting room, reflection room, microteaching room and a coffee corner. Each participant was responsible to decide how she or he best could rework what has been learned during the input sessions of the afternoons into their own project concepts.
Sunday 27th April 2016 brought 22 participants from 9 different countries to Vienna for the 6-day European training course ‘Speak Up!’. An intensive course on youth advocacy and refugees ran by Don Bosco Youth-Net. The training course aimed to develop competences of the participants in developing and implementing advocacy actions while focussing on the impact on local, regional, national and European level, in particular policies affecting young refugees.
Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw is an international network of youth work organisations working in the style of Don Bosco. In 2016 we are running a large-scale project titled “Don Bosco 4”. This project aims at developing the capacity of our network in running advocacy campaigns (focused on refugees) within our own style. It consists of 3 activities:
DBYN is looking for a student worker who can support the project administration for the project. This includes work at DBYN’s international secretariat in Heverlee, as well as on-site work at the 2 remaining activities. There are 3 main tasks areas of what we expect the student to work on:
You will assist in the project coordination. Your tasks will include registration of participants, communication with the participants, support of the team of trainers, support of the host team, ...
This project is funded through a grant of the European Youth Foundation. This means that we need to develop official reports for this institution, in order to ensure we use the grant in the right way. You will be responsible for assisting in writing the interim and final reports of the project. This includes the follow-up of the budget: handling reimbursements, preparing invoices for payment, ...
DBYN uses a combination of e-media to promote its activities. For each project we create a dedicated website using the Weebly platform. Next to this we use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Animato as tools for promotion through social media. The project administrator is also responsible for maintenance and updating of this website and the promotion through social media.
We offer a student contract for the 15th of June till the 15th December, for 35 working days. The exact working days in the international secretariat are to be decided with the student worker, taking into account the schedule for university. Wage arrangements according to the official barema PC329 B1c. Next to this you will have the opportunity to work in an international setting, develop professional competences in project management (coordination, administration, communication and financing), learn to work with the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation, work in international teams, meet Don Bosco volunteers from 17 European countries and finally, you’ll get a great bunch of co-workers from DBYN and our Belgian member Jeugddienst Don Bosco vzw.
If you are interested in the job, please create a short website on weebly (you can create a free account) introducing yourself, your motivation for doing the job and your CV and send it to email@example.com by the 1th of May. This website will be reviewed by the international secretariat and our president. If you want more information, you can contact us at the same address.
Are you active as a volunteer in a Salesian centre, an Oratorio, a youth club or a summer playground? Would you like to get to know Don Bosco volunteers from other countries and learn how you can work together? Are you moved by the current European migration crisis, refugees arriving in Europe, internally displaced people in Ukraine, migrant children active in your youth clubs, ... or do you have a migrant background yourself ?
‘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.
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.
After almost 8 years, DBYN is soon to release its new website. The previous website was developed in a time when social networking and other web 2.0 applications were in full development. In this time we worked together with a Belgian youth work organisation, specialised in web development for the youth work sector. We were ambitious, integrating many web 2.0 applications allowing us to make simple mash-ups and personalized mailing lists. However, we were surpassed by the rapid development of the internet itself. Many of the functionalities of our website, were soon taken over by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google apps.
Since 2012 DBYN started to develop dedicated project websites. First with web-application EDICY, but when this European platform changed their business plan, we moved to the WEEBLY platform. After a few years of experience with project websites, we decided to transfer also our homepage to this platform.
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