(R)evolution@Work - the new debate from the P&V Foundation

Following the success of our first two editions, the P&V Foundation is organizing a new conference-debate this year around the theme of work (and its future), the influence of robotization / computerization, the consequences for (groups of) young people.

This year the debate will take place on June 13, 2018 at Bozar, Brussels.

The robots are coming. More than that, they are already there, which brings many specialists to have a rather dark vision of the future of work. No researcher agrees on the number of jobs that will disappear in the coming years due to robotization and automation. The debate on the influence of automation and robotization should therefore not only focus on the degree of reduction of work, but also on its influence on the organization and quality of work (always existing, reformed or created) , the potential inequalities that come with them and the social measures needed to put an end to these inequalities.

 

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The winners of the call for projects "My Future, Our Society"

In 2016, the P&V Foundation launched a call for projects: "My Future, Our Society" aimed to organizations working with and for youngsters. The aim is to show youngsters the positive outcome of working together with other young people while keeping a constant dialogue with other actors, including the public authorities, for the realization of a concrete project, or to solve daily problems. The call for projects is also a means to stimulate the actions of political institutions concerning the wishes and daily problems of youngsters.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, during its annual conference, the P&V Foundation announced the eight winners of the call for projects  "My Future, Our Society". Four Dutch-speakers and four French-speakers were selected after an intensive selection process. They now receive financial support from the P&V Foundation to set up their project over a period of one year and a half.
 

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Citizenship Award 2017

Sir Paul Collier received the P&V Foundation's 2017 Citizenship Award

The P&V Foundation gave out its 13th Citizenship Award on 28thNovember 2017 to Sir Paul Collier. The Citizenship Award is an annual award conferred to a person, initiative or organisation, of Belgian or international origin, whose activity has shown exemplary commitment to promoting an open, democratic, tolerant society. 

This year, the jury chose an internationally-recognised academic luminary who specialises in development and migration issues. Paul Collier combines his excellent academic work with his strong, pragmatic commitment to more equality and social justice in the world. He has also shown a very high level of social engagement in at least three areas: economic development in Africa, the fight against poverty and refugee issues.

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