Young People in Action

Empowering Youth Volunteers- April 2008_1
At the end of March, 37 young people from different parts of Europe met each other at Savio College, Dingli. The patricipants came from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, UK and Malta. All of them form part of the Don Bosco Youth Net (DBYN), a Salesian youth organization that facilitates networking and training for volunteer youth workers.
They came to learn new skills, share good practice and make international contacts. For one week they were empowered and inspired to manage new international youth projects from inception to post-evaluation.

Through workshops, seminars, simulation games and other alternative methods the young people learned skills that will help them to put into practice new youth initiatives in their own countries, and how to get grants for it from the Youth in Action programme of the European Union.
Besides that, the participants had the opportunity to get to know the diversity of cultures through intercultural activities and to make new friends in other European countries.
The training course was partly funded by the European Union under Action 4.3 of the Youth in Action programme, while the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS) hosted this event.

Watch out as new projects may be coming soon!