Citizens´ participation

The Foundation promotes innovations in the field of active citizens’ participation and citizens’ democratic control regarding the development of society. Citizens’ participation is indeed a key element in ensuring the success of sustainable development.

The Foundation has promoted and co-financed a number of citizens participation initiatives, primarily citizens deliberations and citizens panels, at a various levels of governance:

  • G1000, the citizens' summit (2011-2012)
  • European Citizens' Panel on the future of rural areas (2006-2007)
  • Belgian citizens' panel on Genetically Modified Organisms / GMO’s (2003)
  • Walloon citizens' panel on rural areas (2006-2007)
  • Walloon citizens' panel on territorial development (2001)


Other initiatives on citizens participation promoted by the Foundation (in French)

  • Het Participatief platform voor het Zoniënwoud (2002)
  • De Alliantie voor een Verantwoordelijke, Diverse en Solidaire Wereld (2001)
  • Federaal plan voor een Duurzame Ontwikkeling (2000)