Salesian Institutions of Higher Education
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  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Objective

Reflect and plan the process of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) so we can be more faithful to our own identity as a sector of the Salesian mission in the world.

Results

  • Policies Document 2021-2025
  • Common Program 6 (2021-2025)
  • Document about the “Orientations for youth ministry in Salesian Institutions of Higher Education” approved
  • Elected continental and regional coordination teams.

Objective

Reflect and plan the process of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS) so we can be more faithful to our own identity as a sector of the Salesian mission in the world.

Results

  • Policies Document 2021-2025
  • Common Program 6 (2021-2025)
  • Document about the “Orientations for youth ministry in Salesian Institutions of Higher Education” approved
  • Elected continental and regional coordination teams.

Assembly Speakers

Don Ángel Fernández Artime

Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major 

Challenges of Higher education in the Congregation

 

 

 

 

Don Ángel Fernández Artime

Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major 

 Challenges of Higher education in the Congregation

 

Don Miguel Angel García

Fr Miguel Angel García Morcuende, Youth Ministry Counselor

The priorities of Salesian Youth Ministry in the current context of the Congregation

 

 

 

 

Don Miguel Angel García

Fr Miguel Angel García Morcuende, Youth Ministry Counselor

The priorities of Salesian Youth Ministry in the current context of the Congregation

 

Don Dariusz Grzadziel

Don Dariusz Grzadziel (Salesian Pontificial University teacher)

Higher Education and context post Covid-19

 

 

 

 

Don Dariusz Grzadziel

Don Dariusz Grzadziel (Salesian Pontificial University teacher)

Higher Education and context post Covid-19

 

Methodology

Methodology

Listen

• IUS status 2021.

• Policy Evaluation 2016-2021.

• Evaluation of the application of the Common Program 5.

• Process of continental and regional IUS.

Interpret

Don Ángel Fernández Artime (Rector Major):

• Challenges of Higher education in the Congregation.

 

Don Miguel Ángel García (Youth Ministry Counselor):

• The priorities of Salesian Youth Ministry in the current context of the Congregation.

 

Don Dariusz Grzadziel (Salesian Pontificial University teacher):

• Higher Education and context post Covid-19

Select

• Policies 2021-2025.

• General Common Program 6

• Orientations for youth ministry in Salesian Institutions of Higher Education”

Participants
  • Rector Major
  • Councilors: Youth Ministry and Regionals with IUS presence
  • Provincials who have IUS in their provinces
  • IUS Rectors
  • IUS Directors / Principals
  • Guests

Important Dates

Event Date
Arrival July 13th
Assembly July 14th – 19th
Conclusion July 19th (with lunch)

 

Costs

300 Euros (with Subsidy)

600 Euros (free option without subsidy)

IUS Assembly & Covid: Scenarios

Dear IUS Assembly participants:

 

During the last IUS Direction Council meeting, and in dialogue with the Counselor for Youth Ministry, Fr. Miguel Ángel García, we have made a reflection according to the crisis created by the pandemic and the realization of the Assembly. In this way we respond to some doubts that we have received. We consider three aspects:

 

1. The start of the massive vaccination in Italy and Europe suggests that by next summer infections will have decreased significantly. On the other hand, on April 30 the state of emergency in Italy ends, which will facilitate the administrative functioning of the country.These realities have led us to confirm as a first option the assistance to the next Assembly in Rome.

 

2. However, we must consider a negative scenario that could occur due to several factors that are unlikely at the moment, such as:

 

  • The development of a new variant or a new virus strain that could be more aggressive.
  • Certain probability that Europe or Italy will require a vaccination certificate to enter the EU.
  • The extension of the emergency state in Italy with the probable prohibition of international events.

 

If this second scenario were configured that is unlikely, but not impossible; we would be forced to suspend the Assembly.

 

3. If circumstances force to suspend the Assembly, we have considered that the best option would be to change the date of it for the next winter, we would tell the date later.

 

We don’t consider to develop the assembly online since it is not a conference or an academic congress, it is a deliberative assembly that requires reflection, meeting and decision-making.

 

For this reason, during the first week of May we will have the possibility to give you a final decision considering the development of events that we detailed before. Therefore, we suggest for prudence to purchase your air tickets during the month of May. For people who need a visa, it is enough to present the flight reservation. Meanwhile we continue with the organizational process. To those who have not yet registered for the Assembly, we invite you to do as soon as possible. In this way we can anticipate with  all the details that an international meeting needs.

 

Fr. Marcelo Farfán, General Coordinator of the Salesian Institutions of Higher Education 

Date

July 13th – 19th, 2021 

July 13th: Arrival
July 14th – 19th: Assembly
July 19th: The assembly ends with the lunch

Please schedule your arrival and departure flights 
considering the dates so you can participate the assembly fully.

Place of the Assembly

Università Pontificia Salesiana
Piazza dell’Ateneo Salesiano, 1 – 00139, Rome.
Phone: +3906872901
https://www.unisal.it/

Accommodation & Food Service 

The UPS Vice Province offers accommodation
 and food service at the University Campus.

 

The accommodation cost is 300 euros, it includes a single room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee break (except lunch, dinner and coffee break of Sunday, July 18th).

 

If any person has any special dietary requirements, 
please let us know by writing to iusgeneralassembly@gmail.com

Translations

During the meetings, you can find the following translations

  • Spanish-English-Spanish.
  • Spanish-Portuguese-Spanish.
  • Portuguese-English-Portuguese.
  • From Italian to Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

 

During the sessions that we have team work we don’t have the translation service

Arrival and Departure

According to the uncertainty created by the pandemic, we recommend to the participants to buy their air tickets after May 7th, date on which we will communicate the conditions in Italy.

 

For the arrival and departure from the airport to UPS the participants have the following options:

1. Taxi: The cost from the Fiumicino airport to UPS is 50 euros.

2. Train: At the airport you can take the interregional train ( NO the Leonardo train): Fiumicino-Stazione Nuovo Salario to go to the UPS. It takes an hour to arrive and the cost is 8 euros. Tickets can be purchased at the machines or at the small stores located within the same airport at the place of arrival and departure of the trains.

A cab service will be organized at Stazione Nuovo Salario to take you to the UPS

3. Support for the return will be organized during the assembly

 

If you need further information or help you can contact P. Patrick Anthonyraj: patriksdb@gmail.com o paalexander@sdb.org

Liturgy

For the prayers and Eucharist, we will use the “I Breviary” application. Please download the app below.
We recommended Priests to bring a green alb and stole.

 

Download the app here: iBreviary

Biosecurity Procees according  to COVID 19 

The following biosecurity process are those are valid at Italy. They could be changed in the next months:

 

1. Each participant must obey with the rules required by Italy for entry.

2. There will be an obligatory rapid test (antigen) for everyone at the beginning of the Assembly. This cost is included in the registration fee

3. For those who need it, there will be an available PCR test before the return trip. This cost is not included in the registration fee.

4. Biosecurity Requirements during the Assembly: use of masks, frequent hand hygiene, social distance, and same locations in common places.

Tuesday 13th

Time Activity
Arrival of the participants to the assembly
18:00 – 19:00 Registration at the entrance of UPS 
19:30  Evening prayers and words of welcome from the Youth Ministry Councillor.
20:00  Dinner

 

Wednesday 14th

Time Activity
8:00 Inaugural Eucharist – Fr. Maria Arokiam
9:00 – 10:30
First Session
9:00 Welcome address (Rector, UPS).
Assembly Innauguration (Miguel A. García).
Program Presentation (M. Farfán).
9:45 Higher Education and pandemic: impact and perspectives
Don Dariusz Grzadziel (Professor, UPS)
10:30  Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Second Session
11:00  IUS Report. – M. Farfán
11:45  Africa IUS Report. – D. Otekpo
13:00  Lunch
15:30 – 17:00
Third Session
15:30  Europe IUS Report. – A. Moreno
16:15  AEO IUS Report. – A. Garcés
17:00  Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00
Fourth Session
17:30  America IUS Report. – M. Olmos
18:15  South Asia IUS Report. – Thaddeus S.
19:15  Evening prayers and Good Night:
Pandemic and IUS of America
20:00  Dinner

 

Thursday 15th

Time Activity
8:00 Eucharist – Fr. Miguel Ángel García
9:00 – 10:30
Fifth Session
9:00 Challenges of Higher Education in the Congregation.
Don Ángel Fernández Artime. (Rector Major)
10:30  Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Sixth Session
11:00  Policies 2016-2021: Evaluation Results
. – Marcelo Farfán
13:00  Lunch/Visit to UPS
15:30 – 17:00
Seventh Session
15:30  Policies 2016-2021: Evaluation Results
17:00  Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00
Eighth Session
17:30  Continuation…
19:15  Evening prayers and Good Night: Pandemic and IUS of Europe
20:00  Dinner

 

Friday 16th

Time Activity
8:00 Eucharist – Mons. Vicenzo Zani
9:00 – 10:30
Ninth Session
9:00 The priorities of Salesian Youth Ministry in the current context of the Congregation
Don Miguel Ángel García. (Youth Ministry Councilor)
10:30  Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Tenth Session
11:00  Policies 2021-2025: Plenary of the proposed Policies. 
13:00  Lunch
15:30 – 17:00
Eleventh session
15:30  Campus Ministry in IUS: Presentation, application and contributions
17:00  Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00
Twelfth Session
17:30  5 Common Programme Report 5, Economic report.
Marcelo Farfán
19:15  Evening prayers and Good Night
Pandemic and IUS of Africa & AEO
20:00  Concert

 

Saturday 17th

Time Activity
8:00 Eucharist – UPS Rector
9:00 – 10:30
Thirteenth session
9:00 Policies 2021-2025: Presentation of the draft document of Policies and contributions of the assembly.
Drafting committee (Vote)
10:30  Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Fourteenth Session
11:00  Common Program 6: Presentation and discussion
Marcelo Farfán.
11:45 UPS: Collaboration and synergy
(UPS Rector)
13:00  Lunch
15:30 – 17:00
Fifteenth Session
15:30  Campus Ministry in IUS. Final Document
(Voting)
16:15  IUS Website
17:00  Coffee Break
17:30 – 19:00
Sixteenth session
17:30  Academic Networks
IUS Education Group

19:15  Evening prayers and Good Night:
Pandemic and IUS of South Asia
20:00  Dinner

 

Sunday 18

Time Activity
Free to visit Rome

 

Monday 19th

Time Activity
8:30 – 11:00
Seventeenth session
8:30 Documents Approval:
– Policies 2021-2025.
– Guidelines for Campus Ministry in IUS.
– Common Program 6.
9:30  Continental IUS:
– Coordinators election.
– Places and dates of the next meetings.
11:00 – Presentation of the coordinating teams
– Date of the next General Assembly.
12:00  Concluding Eucharist presided by the Rector Major
13:00  Lunch

 

Visa Application 

In the registration form, the necessary data has been requested to prepare the invitation letters to those participants who need a visa to enter Italy. If you have not done yet, please consult the following link to verify the need for a Visa or not: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home.aspx.

 

If you need a visa, please write an email as soon as possible to Eleonora Moccia: emoccia@sdb.org

Tourism

Rome today is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and art treasures, unique traditions, panoramic views, and magnificent “villas”. Here are the top 5 sights to visit:

  • Colosseum – The largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire.
  • Roman Forum – The Roman Forum was the hub of political and social activity of the Roman citizens.
  • Trevi Fountain – The most beautiful and most spectacular fountain in Rome.
  • Piazza Navona – With three majestic fountains and surrounding mansions, it’s one of the most beautiful Baroque squares.
  • St. Peter’s Square – Located in the Vatican at the feet of the Basilica, it’s one of the most famous squares in the world.

Churches in Rome

One of the best examples of Christianity in Rome are its churches and temples. Here are the 5 most popular churches:

Churches in Rome

One of the best examples of Christianity in Rome are its churches and temples. Here are the 5 most popular churches:

Weather

Rome has a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and generally hot summers
which means that any time of year is good for visiting the city.

July is the hottest month of the year in Rome, although August is nearly as hot,
with average temperatures of 25°C (77°F)

Public Transport

The transportation system in Rome is varied and cheap, you can choose from different options such as metro, bus, tram, taxis, and the urban railway.

More Information here: Transport in Rome

Interactive Map

Our map contains the location of the Assembly and the main top 10 ten attractions of Rome

The red icon indicates the location of Università Pontificia Salesiana.

• The blue icons indicate the top ten attractions to visit.

• The yellow icons indicate the top five Churches to visit.

 

For specific information:

 

• Visa information: Eleonora Moccia: emoccia@sdb.org

 

Mobilization information, P. Patrick Anthonyraj: patriksdb@gmail.com / paalexander@sdb.org

 

• Information about accommodation, Foodservice, and costs iusgeneralassembly@gmail.com

 

• For further information please contact Fr. Marcelo Farfán. Sdb mfarfan@sdb.org (+39) 3401898833 / (+39) 064927221 (Sacro Cuore concierge).

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Total Cost and Payment Methods:

 

Description Total
Total Cost (Accommodation + Assembly): 600 euros
Subsidy (from the IUS quota fund): 300 euros
To be paid: 300 euros

 

Includes:

  • Organization and Materials
  • Translation service
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks
  • Biosecurity services against covid-19
    (except the cost of the PCR for re-entry to your country)

 

Payment methods:

  • Cash: At the beginning or during the meeting you can pay, preferably Euros
  • Internal transfer from the account of the province to which the IUS belongs. It is necessary the authorization of the provincial economer.
  • For Bank transfer:

 

Beneficiary: Direzione Generale Opere Don Bosco
Via Marsala 42
00185 Roma
Bank: Banca Popolare di Sondrio
AGENZIA N. 2 – ROMA
Via Gherardi Silvestro 45 00146 Roma
IBAN: IT54O0569603202000004655X77
BIC/SWIFT: POSOIT22
Reason: IUS Assembly 2021

 

For any question about accommodation and payment methods please write to:
iusgeneralassembly@gmail.com