Citizenship award 2022


A picture containing outdoor, tree, person, parkDescription automatically generatedThe 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 a French translation available from 20 October. The Citizenship Award will be presented on 16 November 2022 in Brussels.



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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.  

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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.

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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)


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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. 

Discover the video!


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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.

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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.

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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.

Download the booklet on the Award Winner 2020

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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.

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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.

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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.

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