On the 31st May and 1st of June 2018 members of Don Bosco Network accompanied by the Councilor for Missions Fr Guillermo Basanes, the Economer General Bro Jean Paul Muller and the Coordinator of Mission Offices Fr George Menamparampil, met at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome for the annual General Assembly meeting to discuss the next steps of the network development.
In the first day of the Assembly Don Bosco Network members met together with the SDB Mission Offices gathered at the same time at UPS to discuss and plan better synergy and coordination between SDB NGOs and Mission Offices in more effective support to Don Bosco Mission worldwide. Organizations present at the joint meeting were: Salesian Missions – USA, Via Don Bosco – Belgium, Missiones Salesianas and Jovenes y Desarrollo – Spain, VIS and Missioni Don Bosco – Italy, Don Bosco Mondo and Don Bosco Mission – Germany, BoscoNet – India, Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit – Switzerland, SAVIO – Slovakia, Mission Office – Ireland, Mission Office – Poland, and Mission Office – Malta.
On the second day of the DBN General Assembly meeting the members evaluated last year activities and programs of the network and approved: Data Protection Policy to comply with new European Union law (GDPR) and the Strategic Plan of work of the network for next 3 years. SAVIO from Slovakia was welcomed as a new DBN member. The meeting concluded with the elections to the Don Bosco Network Board for next 3 years. The new Board members are: President – Peter Annegarn from Via Don Bosco (re-elected), Councilor for the Missions – Fr Guillermo Basanes (permanent Board member, official representative of the SDB General Council), Treasurer – Alessandro Brescia from VIS (re-elected), Board Member – Carlos Caballero from Jovenes y Desarrollo (re-elected), Board Member – Fr Noel Maddhichetty from BoscoNet (newly elected), Coordinator of Mission Offices – Fr George Menamparampil (permanent presence at Board meetings). With this leadership DBN is looking ahead with confidence to fruitful cooperation with all the partners in effective sustainable support to Don Bosco Mission worldwide.
You will find in the links below new DBN Strategic Plan and Data Protection Policy: