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Fair Energy Transition for All: What Vulnerable People Have to Say : Results of dialogues with over 900 vulnerable citizens in nine European countries

March 1, 2022

The publication presents key findings of focus group research involving more than 900 Europeans in nine countries for the Fair Energy Transition for All (FETA) project. Backed by six leading philanthropic institutions, FETA will use this input to recommend EU and national policies that can secure support across society and, notably, avoid placing a burden on the most vulnerable that would fuel opposition to efforts to protect the planet. 

Environment and Sustainable Development; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

I'm Still The Same Person : Ten Years' Working Together To Create A Dementia-Friendly Society : Impact Report

May 1, 2018

This impact report illustrates ten years of the King Baudouin Foundation's activities in support of a 'dementia-friendly society', by putting the accent on key messages and a number of projects and initiatives: why they were set up, what was involved, who were the actors concerned and what their impact was.25 experts in Belgium have also been contacted in the framework of this report to discuss what the big challenges are regarding dementia and quality of life. What role can the King Baudouin Foundation and other European foundations (continue to) play?

Ageing; Health

Re-energising Europe: A Package Deal for the EU27

November 1, 2017

The New Pact for Europe (NPE) initiative – launched in 2013 and steered by the King Baudouin Foundation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Open Society Initiative for Europe and the European Policy Centre, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Open Estonia Foundation, the BMW Foundation and the Network of European Foundations – aims to rebuild trust through national and transnational dialogue and develop new common ground on the way forward for the European Union. After years of multiple crises, the EU27 should re-energise the European project. This third NPE report, which is the culmination of five years of work reflecting more than 120 national and transnational debates throughout Europe, argues that the EU27 should have the political will and courage to agree on an ambitious but realistic win-win package deal to overcome deadlocks and counter the danger of a more regressive, nationalistic, closed, illiberal and authoritarian Europe, the greatest challenge we are currently facing.

Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Sharing economy : An opportunity for the poorest? An explanatory study

December 14, 2016

Sharing economy, an opportunity for the poorest ? An exploratory study | King Baudouin FoundationThis study explores the concept of sharing economy, the magnitude of the phenomenon, and the issues that arise from it. It addresses the issue of sharing economy as a subject of studies and reflections, potentially empowering people living in precarious situations. It will serve as a basis for dialogues with actors on the field in Belgium and Europe in order to identify tracks of work for the future.This book is also available in French and Dutch. See on the webiste of the King Baudouin Foundation.

Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Supporting Families Confronted with Violent Radicalisation : Record of the Three Seminar Meetings : September 2015 - January 2016

March 1, 2016

From September 2015 to January 2016, the King Baudouin Foundation organised a series of three seminars with the aim of reaching a better understanding of this phenomenon. Emphasis was placed on the support to be given to families of radicalised young people. These seminars dealt with the three main stages of the violent radicalisation process: the first on detecting the first signs of radicalisation, the second on providing assistance to the families once their loved one has left, and the final one on the sensitive question of that person's homecoming. This publication presents a compiled report on these discussion meetings focusing on views exchanged between decision-makers, local authority representatives, parents of radicalised young men and women, police forces, representatives of the NGO voluntary sector and teachers. It is hoped that this work will help build up expertise on a subject about which knowledge is still too patchy in Belgium.

Children and Youth; Parenting and Families; Religion

Beyond Trafficking. The Re/integration of Trafficking Victims in the Balkans 2007-2014. Final Review Report.

June 1, 2015

Human trafficking continues to plague the Balkan region, taking many forms and claiming many victims. Addressing and combating human trafficking has been a priority issue within the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) with a clear focus on the assistance to victims, the protection of their rights and their social inclusion.To this end, the Foundation set up the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme which aims to enhance the scope and capacity of re/integration programmes for trafficked persons. From 2007 to 2014, more than 2,000 trafficked persons and their families have been assisted by the TVRP partner organisations in seven countries of the Balkans.This report aims to highlight the main results and impact of the TVRP in the lives of trafficked persons as well as more generally in the field of re/integration in the Balkans. It provides a detailed analysis of the outstanding achievements and outcomes of the TVRP assessment conducted in 2014 through interviews of beneficiaries, partner NGOs, experts and government officials as well as other sources of data.

Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Mentoring Practices in Europe and North America: Strategies for Improving Immigrants' Employment Outcomes

January 1, 2015

This study presents a number of promising mentoring and job coaching initiatives from Europe and North America, with a case study of the Belgian context. Mentoring -- an experienced individual coaching or advising a more junior partner or peer -- is increasingly recognised in Europe as a tool for advancing the labour market integration of disadvantaged individuals. However, the scope, methods, and sustainability of mentoring efforts vary widely by national and local context, and depend on a variety of actors and conditions.The mapping inspired the King Baudouin Foundation to launch a call for projects on mentoring to work in Belgium.

Employment and Labour; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Re/integration of Trafficked persons : Working with Trafficked Children and Youth

October 1, 2014

This paper was developed in the context of the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme (TVRP), which funds NGO's in several countries of Southeastern Europe. It is the fifth of a series that aim to shed light on good practices in the area of re/integration as well as on important lessons learned.This paper addresses the issue of the re/integration of trafficked children and youth, drawing on the first hand experiences of service providers in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.Children and youth have become an increasing portion of persons being trafficked from and within the Balkan region. Some are exploited sexually, others are exploited for different forms of labour, including begging and street selling. This paper discusses each of the different services and types of support needed to meet the specific re/integration needs of trafficked children and youth in the light of international standards. It also looks into challenges facing service providers such as the identification of trafficked children, prosecution of perpetrators due to gaps in the criminal code as well as forster care.

Children and Youth; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Learning From Grantees: Survey of the Organisations and Individuals in Belgium that Received Support During the 2009-2011 Period

September 1, 2012

The "Learning from Grantees" study is based on a survey of the organisations and individuals in Belgium who received support from the King Baudouin Foundation in 2009, 2010 and/or 2011 - the period covered by the Foundation's previous strategic plan.

Evaluation and Learning; Grantmaking and Programme Management

Immigrant Citizens Survey

May 1, 2012

The survey was carried out in 15 cities in 7 countries in Europe and aims to better understand how migrants evaluate themselves the migration and integration policies in Europe.

Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Wicked Problems Seminar KBF - Papers Part 1

January 1, 2012

Summary of the sessions which happened in the framework of a seminar 'Working with Wicked Problems' organised in February 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, by shiftN at the request of the directors and senior project managers of the King Baudouin Foundation. The aim of the 1,5 day event was to sensitize the Foundation's leadership to a range of approaches to deal with the numerous messy, and conflictual challenges in our society.Six experts were invited to discuss the state-of-the-art in different approaches and disciplines to 'tame' wicked problems:Luc Hoebeke (author of Making Work Systems Better) on Soft Systems MethodologyRalf-Eckhard Türke (Centre for Transdisciplinary Governance, University of Sankt Gallen) on Generic GovernanceErik Paredis (Centrum voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling, UGent) on Transition ManagementMaja Göpel (Future Justice programme, World Future Council (WFC)) on Adaptive ManagementAngela Wilkinson (Smith School for Business and the Environment, Oxford University) on Scenario ThinkingPaola Vigano' (UIAV Venice/Studio 012 Bernardo Secchi-Paola Vigano') on Design Thinking

Administration and Management; Governance, Boards and Strategy

Wicked Problems Seminar KBF - Papers Part 2

January 1, 2012

Summary of the sessions which happened in the framework of a seminar 'Working with Wicked Problems' organised in February 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, by shiftN at the request of the directors and senior project managers of the King Baudouin Foundation. The aim of the 1,5 day event was to sensitize the Foundation's leadership to a range of approaches to deal with the numerous messy, and conflictual challenges in our society.Six experts were invited to discuss the state-of-the-art in different approaches and disciplines to 'tame' wicked problems:Luc Hoebeke (author of Making Work Systems Better) on Soft Systems MethodologyRalf-Eckhard Türke (Centre for Transdisciplinary Governance, University of Sankt Gallen) on Generic GovernanceErik Paredis (Centrum voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling, UGent) on Transition ManagementMaja Göpel (Future Justice programme, World Future Council (WFC)) on Adaptive ManagementAngela Wilkinson (Smith School for Business and the Environment, Oxford University) on Scenario ThinkingPaola Vigano' (UIAV Venice/Studio 012 Bernardo Secchi-Paola Vigano') on Design Thinking

Administration and Management; Governance, Boards and Strategy

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