Through concrete projects citizens and especially young people foster active and committed participation, so we can build a certain democratic ideal.
The P&V Foundation aims to encourage self-esteem at all, without exclusion. She urges people to stand up for their ideals and contribute to a more just society in this way.Read More
Participate in the final event of our project Connecting you(th)
Following the call for projects, our Youth Forum has selected 14 organisations that facilitate mutual encounters and overcome social divisions among young people through projects supported by the Foundation P&V.
Come and discover these good practices and the journey of the young people of our Forum on 19 April! Each organisation has worked at its own level to overcome social divisions through 4 themes: inclusion, education, promotion of entrepreneurship and citizenship, culture and media, or sport
Wednesday 19 April from 12.00 - 17.30 in the Beursshouwburg – SubscribeRead More
The KEEP-project : National conference in Brussels
The KEEP project continues to move forward with the final stages, in Warsaw for the final objectives, and in Brussels for a national symposium. The year 2023 will be dedicated to hosting events to disseminate the results of the KEEP project. A conference will be organised in each participating country. In Brussels the first results at national level will be presented on February 15. The project will be closed in May 2023 with a conference in Paris that will highlight the final recommendations of the project to national and European education stakeholders.
Registration: Keep conference 15th FebruaryRead more
Youth forum : Evaluation of the winning projects
After the selection of winning projects from our call for projects and the start of their implementation (from February 2022), it is time for evaluation and reflection. This first stage took place in Ghent. On the programme of the Youth Forum: workshops on project evaluation and future scenarios of society, project visits and playful activities!
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Citizenship award 2022
The 18th P&V Foundation Citizenship Award is awarded to Hungarian LGBTQI+ rights activist Dorottya Rédai. The controversy surrounding the publication "Meseország mindenkié" (A Fairytale for Everyone) accelerated Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's enactment of the law prohibiting the 'promotion of homosexuality to minors' in 2021.
Since this controversy, the book has been translated into several languages, including an English translation available from 13 October 2022.
Project Keep-Publication of the report: Education and the Covid-19 pandemic a situational review of five Regions
Led by Foundation P&V in Belgium, this report presents the national measures that enabled education systems to adapt and maintain quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Belgium, Poland and Greece.
It is the result of the first year of project implementation.This first deliverable of the consortium identifies the main challenges faced by the education systems of the partner countries in recent years, including truancy, learning gaps and remedial programmes in distance learning situations.
Presentation of the 2021 Citizenship Prize to Jean Drèze
The 17th P&V Foundation Citizenship Award was presented on 27 June to Belgian-born Indian economist and activist Jean Drèze.
The Citizenship Award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to an open, democratic and tolerant society. Jean Drèze is widely known for his influential work on hunger, poverty, education, social security and gender inequality. He is a passionate advocate of research for action: economic research that wants to improve the world. As an activist, Jean Drèze has been involved in many movements to improve the lives of the poor in India. Jean Drèze consciously chooses to live very simply among the people for whom he is committed and whose living conditions are the subject of his research.Read More
The P&V Foundation announces the results of the Connecting You(th) call for projects
14 organizations will work to facilitate mutual encounters and overcome social divisions between young people through projects of inclusion, education, promotion of entrepreneurship or citizenship, culture, media and sport.
Discover the list of supported organizations. ( available in french and dutch)
Second meeting of the Youth forum
The youth forum met as a jury for a weekend to select the winning organizations for the Connecting Youth call for projects. Intense debates but a real experience of citizen participation for our 20 youngsters.
European project Erasmus + KEEP (Key engaging educational practices)
Calling secondary education teachers! The aim of KEEP is to share the good practices applied by secondary school teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain contact with students and reduce the risk of early school leaving.
In order to pool the best practices put in place by teachers, we are looking for teachers for a European survey. If you are a teacher or know a teacher, feel free to participate by completing the online survey before 31th of january.
New Connecting You(th) call for projects:Submit your application before November 30th!
The P&V Foundation launches the Connecting You (th) call for projects to facilitate mutual meetings between young people and / or the achievement of common objectives that may concern the (para) school environment, the neighborhood, free time / leisure . In this way, it is possible to promote not only mental well-being, but also societal well-being and cohesion in society.Read More
The P&V Foundation is looking for candidates for its youth forum.
As part of its new project 'Connecting You(th) Overcoming social divides' , the P&V Foundation initiates a youth forum, so as to offer twenty young people aged 17 to 23 the opportunity to gain experience in active citizenship. Do you know someone who meets the criteria in your family or circle of friends?
Please feel free to share our call for applications.
CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2020
On Sunday 2 May 2021 during the Difference Day, the P&V Foundation will give out its 16th Citizenship Award to the journalist and filmmaker Waad al-Kateab.
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 to reward the career of a female journalist from Syria, for her active and militant citizenship.
She works passionately in favour of freedom of speech and respect for the opinion of others, human rights, the right to health care, as well as the safety of nurses and doctors. This prize will be awarded during the “Difference Day” on May 2 2021 in Bozar, Brussels.
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Discover the young people of the Linking Youth Up and Guiding Youth project
Not all families have a home computer. In addition, many young people do not have a suitable space in their homes to do their homework or study. To this lack of equipment is also added, for one in five young people, too little digital knowledge and skills. The coronavirus crisis has further highlighted this inequality. Discover Meriam, Ilka, Siebe, Anthony and all the young people who are the faces of the Linking Youth Up project. With this project, 1,300 socially vulnerable young people receive a new laptop and 65 organizations receive support to continue to act against the digital and educational divide.Read More
The P&V Foundation announces the results of the “Linking Youth Up” and “Guiding Youth” calls for projects.
The budget of one million euros released by the P&V Group has made it possible to support 66 associations throughout Belgium and has enabled 1,300 young people to receive a new computer and guidance to strengthen their digital skills.Read More
The P&V Group donates 1 million euros to reduce the educational gap of young people accentuated by the Coronavirus health crisis.
The P&V Foundation is responsible for launching two calls for projects in order to provide computers and support for strengthening the skills of socially vulnerable young people.Read More