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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My Future, Our Society: A call for action

The Foundation P&V organised a conference and debate on 23rd May 2017 at 6 pm in Studio 1 in Flagey in Brussels on the subject of political alienation (of young people) and the need to revitalise collective action

This event was also the occasion to announce the laureates of our call for projects "My Future, Our Society" launched in 2016.

We had the hounour of welcoming Agathe Cagé, co-founder of the think tank Cartes sur table, Paul Dekker, Professor of Civil Society at the University of Tilburg and director of research in the sector of participation,  culture and environment at SCP (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau) and Raphaël Glucksmann, essayist and French documentary filmmaker. These speakers were preceeded by Olivier Servais, Professor of Anthropology and President of the Foundation, who introduced this new edition. 

We also invited some Belgian academic experts to participate to and stimulate the debate: Tine De Moor, Professor of Social and Economical History at the University of Utrecht and specialised in research on institutions for collective action, Dries Gysels, founder and coordinator of the Lab van Troje, and the Professor Philippe Van Parijs, philosopher and  Chairman of the Chair Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale  at the UCL. 


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Citizenship Award 2016

The 2016 Citizenship Award was given out to Michel Claise and Jan Nolf.

The P&V Foundation awarded its 12th Citizenship Award on 23rd of December 2016, to Jan Nolf, honororay magistrate, and Michel Claise, investigating magistrate specialised in financial crimes. 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. 

Because it is actually under a lot of pressure, Justice is the public department that was chosen by the jury in 2016. The two laureates each work in different fields inside this sector but they both defend the same values, which are the protection of every individual's right, the egality of each person by the law, and the independance of justice against the power of money. By their actions and words in the medias, they show how individuals can contribute to change from inside the system.

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