Why is it important for young people to get involved in good causes? What do they bring to philanthropy? What is the Design for Change (DfC) methodology? ... Banque de Luxembourg and the UP_FOUNDATION invite you to the ‘Young people get involved’ discovery evening on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 6pm
Programme & speakers
By Philippe Depoorter, Banque de Luxembourg
Presentation of the study carried out by the Baillet Latour Chair in Philanthropy at HEC Liège, by Virginie Xhauflair
By Liz Kremer (UP_FOUNDATION) and Katarina Kordulakova (DfC France)
By two pilot classes – primary and secondary
Young people get involved
2019 was the year that young people got involved in climate issues, in a youth movement embodied by Greta Thunberg, whose activism has resonated around the world. But we should not forget the many other young people who get involved on a daily basis, through a multitude of individual actions, to benefit good causes.
The study (originally in French, now also available in English) ‘Ce que les jeunes apportent à la philanthropie’, conducted by the Chair in Philanthropy at HEC Liège on the initiative of Banque de Luxembourg, tells us that young people want to ‘be the change’ they promote. They engage with the conviction that every gesture counts, however small, and thus become part of the Hummingbird movement popularised by Pierre Rabhi.
In order to promote the involvement of young people, Banque de Luxembourg has joined forces with the UP_FOUNDATION to introduce to Luxembourg the ‘I CAN’ philosophy of the international Design for Change (DfC) movement. This fun-activity approach encourages young people to get involved in solving problems they encounter in their daily lives and which concern them directly. By putting young people at the centre of the action, DfC helps them to gain confidence and discover the active role they can play in society.