History

Ever since 1930, P&V insurance, cooperative insurer and pioneer of the social economy in Belgium, spends part of its profits to social work.  
In 1997, P&V's social commitment was further strengthened by a series of actions designed to combat the marginalisation of young people.

The Foundation P&V was created in 2000 and now works independently from its patron, the P&V Group. Acknowledged as a foundation for public utility since 2006, it undertakes various projects both in Belgium and at a European level.

1995

The Solidarsong non-profit organisation launched a campaign to raise awareness of the social marginalisation of young people. The proceeds from a concert went to 13 projects across Belgium.

1997

The P&V Fund against the social marginalisation of young people was created under the patronage of the King Baudouin Foundation. Its most notable action is without doubt the Young People's Parliament. The Council of Europe considered this project a model for citizenship.

2000

The P&V Foundation is born. In order to give a European dimension to its actions, the P&V Foundation co-founded the body known as PEFONDES (European Network of the Foundations for Social Economy).

2001

PEFONDES led its first common project, under the name Living together in a plural society.

2004

The second PEFONDES project dealt with the Fight against discrimination of non-native young people on the job market.

2004 – 2007

The P&V Foundation created the Belgian project entitled Live Together: promoting the accessibility of young people's associations. (download pdf Dutch or French)

2006

In Belgium, the P&V Foundation started the project Spot-on!! The Music Project which allows young people's associations to create musical projects.

2007– 2008

Second edition of Spot-On!! The Music Project is created.

2008 – 2009

Alongside PEFONDES, the Foundation P&V took part in the Citizenship – Interculturality - Dialogue project, choosing for Belgium the theme of: French speakers, Dutch speakers: how to communicate with one another?

2009 – 2012

In Belgium, the Foundation is consulting young people about their future as part of the project How do I see my world in 2030?

2012 – 2015

The Foundation launches a major research/action program on early school leaving and youth unemployment.