Energy Saving Pioneers is an initiative by Bond Beter Leefmilieu, gathering frontrunners in energy saving. This coalition calls for a more ambitious energy saving policy, regarding the transposition of the European Energy Efficiency Directive, the 2030 energy and climate package and national policy. Businesses, local level governments and ngo’s have developed a common vision providing ten recommendations for policymakers.
Since 2003, the Belgian social enterprise Kisany trains vulnerable women who have family responsibilities, in the art of embroidery and weaving to create exclusive products. In 2008 Libeco, the Belgian Linen fabric company has decided to help Kisany; providing the linen fabric at a very good price, giving work to the workshop, offering continuing education to the team, enabling members to have a better future and to manage the workshop.
“participACTION” creates or improves community spaces (a building or a public space) through the engagement of its users in all the stages of its transformation. The project opens the construction process to new public and private stakeholders and promotes an active citizenship with its empowerment, training the people so they can take part of the diagnosis, design, construction and management of their own spaces.