Empowering young people

Ban Ki-moon: "We are the first generation that can end poverty and we are the last generation that can end climate change."

Generation T is a Belgian initiative powered by sustainability network The Shift and youth organisation Act4Change, aiming to build a community of youngsters with a heart for sustainability. Share your ideas, take action with us and show us the role you play in the transition to a more sustainable society. 

Generation T well represented at Hack Belgium 2018

Many members of Generation T participated in the 2nd edition of Hack Belgium. Approximately 1000 participants spent three days on 12 societal challenges.

Generation T on stage

Not everyone is born a motivational speaker. That’s why we created ‘Generation T on stage’ to enhance the public speaking skills of our members.

Kick off 2017


On Octobre 26 we have welcomed new members into Generation T. Do you want to get a taste of what it was like at the kick off? 

Generation T challenges: IKEA Food

During 2 meetings we got to know the Food strategy of IKEA globally and in Belgium, and we brought some out-of-the box thinking and ideas to IKEA.

Ecokot - omdat duurzaamheid niet duur hoeft te zijn...

Missie: Aantonen dat duurzaamheid NIET duur en vervelend hoeft te zijn.

1. Te veel afval in de stad
2. Te weinig groen in de stad
3. Te weinig gemeengoed in de stad

Will Brexit trigger the Africanisation of Europe?

One reason why the UK might want to leave the EU is that the EU is an ‘untransparent, ineffective juggernaut’. However, the African experience shows that a web of smaller organisations might be even worse. Unfortunately, an African-style web is where Europe might end up after a Brexit. Lodewijk Van Dycke wrote about the danger for the EU to become an African-like mishmash.

Doing less bad is not good enough

The recent upsurge of political and business interest in the idea of a circular economy raises a crucial question: is it a real game changer or just another trend that will soon go out of fashion? Sevan Holemans wrote a blog about the subject which you can read here!

Vlaanderen en Zuid-Afrika blijven geloven in de kracht van jonge vrijwilligers

Onder het motto “Upscaling and promoting youth volunteering in civil society organisations” sloegen Vlaanderen en Zuid-Afrika opnieuw de handen in elkaar. In het kader van deze vijfjarige samenwerking reisde een 5-koppige Vlaamse delegatie tussen 6 en 13  maart 2016 af naar Johannesburg. Deze Vlaamse stuurgroep begeleidt het ministerie voor jeugdontwikkeling in Zuid-Afrika (NYDA) in de promotie van het vrijwilligerswerk.

Generation T challenges Delhaize

Generation T is a network of young pioneers in sustainable transition. We know many companies and organisations are looking for innovative solutions and more sustainable business models to deal with societal issues. Therefore, Generation T aims to challenge those organisations to think 'out-of-the-box' and to shape ambitious sustainability policies. As a first challenge, we’ll start with Delhaize!

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Catherine can tell you more about Generation T and will be glad to explore your potential role in this initiative.

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Catherine Naveau

Project Manager

+32 (0)2 503 54 18