Citizenship Award

Since 2005, the Citizenship Award has been awarded each year to Belgian or international people, initiatives or organisations who invest in the building of an open, democratic, tolerant and inclusive society, in an exemplary way.

Discover the film made on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Citizenship Award here:



Previous award winners

2015: Eric Domb and Frans De Clerck

The Citizenship Award 2015 has been accorded to Eric Domb, founder of Pairi Daiza, and Frans De Clerck, co-founder of Triodos bank Belgium. These two men have shown that entrepreneurship is compatible with exemplary citizenship and with an ethical and respectful approach of the human being, of society and the planet. They also have demonstrated that entrepreneurship can be a key component of exemplary citizenship, as well as an important means to strive for a better world. (Download pdf Award Winner 2015)

 

 

2014: Ho Chul Chantraine et Reinhilde Decleir

In 2014, the Citizenship Award was accorded to two persons who daily give socially vulnerable people the opportunity to participate in society: Reinhilde Decleir, actress and instigator of the Theater Company "Tutti Fratelli" and Ho Chul Chantraine, Founder of Agricovert, a cooperative company with social objectives and available for ecological producers. (Download pdf Award Winner 2014)

 

                  
   

 

2013: Jan Goossens

2013 : Jan Goossens, Artistic Director of the Brussels Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS). He has led the KVS to a urban and contemporary theater, focusing on diversity in his own country and on cultural wealth elsewhere in the world. (download pdf Award winner 2013)


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2012: Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

2012 : Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, peace activist and author of " I Shall Not Hate". (download pdf Award winner 2012)

2011: Stéphane Hessel

2011 : Stéphane Hessel, author of « Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous » (download pdf Award winner 2011)

2010: Jacqueline Rousseau and Guido Verschueren

2010: Jacqueline Rousseau, founder of Adeppi (Atelier d'Education Permanente pour Personnes Incarcérées) and Guido Verschueren, director of the Central Prison of Leuven. (download pdf Award winner 2010)

2009 : Kif Kif and Les Territoires de la Mémoire

2009 : Kif Kif and Les Territoires de la Mémoire, two Belgian associations wich spread the value of solidarity and dialogue. (download pdf Award winner 2009)

2008: Jeanne Devos en Simone Susskind

2008: Jeanne Devos, a militant human rights activist and founder of the National Domestic Workers Movement (MDWM) and Simone Susskind, chairwoman of the Actions in the Mediterranean Association. (download pdf Award winner 2008)

2007 : Khady Koita

2007: Khady Koita, a militant Senegalese human rights activist and the chairwoman of Euronet FGM (European network for the eradication of feminine genital mutilation) and the author of the book Les Mutilées (Mutilated Women). (download pdf Award winner 2007)

2006 : Wannes van de Velde en the Dardenne brothers

2006: Wannes Van de Velde, a Flemish singer, plastic arts creator and writer and brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, film-makers. (download pdf Award winner 2006)

2005 : Fadela Amara and Job Cohen

2005: Fadela Amara, then chairwoman of the "Ni Putes Ni Soumises" (Neither Whores Nor Submissives) organisation, today secretary of state in the French government and Job Cohen, mayor of Amsterdam. (download pdf Award winner 2005)

 
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