Citizenship Award 2018

Michel Pradolini received the P&V Foundation's Citizenship Award 2018.

The P&V Foundation gave out its 14th Citizenship Award on 13thNovember 2018 to Michel Pradolini. 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 a Belgian personality. Michel Pradolini is not only a successful and socially committed business owner but is also the founder and chairman of City Pirates, a broadly supported social project and football club, active in several districts of Antwerp, which currently numbers about 1200 young people while waiting lists continue to grow.

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

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

This year the debate took 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 could 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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