Transversal cooperative projects
The Foundation supports transversal initiatives which participate in the production and/or dissemination of good practices, resources and knowledge useful to actors in the human development sector.
Vers le Haut is the first french think tank focused on youth’s education. They analyse and capitalise all the successful field activities implemented by different education organisation. From that, they generate practical propositions to build an education system adapted to the challenges of the 21th century.
Initiated by Ashoka and designed in collaboration with young people, a network of associations, foundations, companies, and a sociologist, the "Youth Assembly" is a learning experience that brings together young people aged 16-24 and decision-makers from other generations to better understand the issues affecting young people and to reflect together on how to define success in the 21st century.
In 2022, the Foundation renewed its partnership with Passerelles & Competences to structure and perpetuate its "Volunteering for Governance" project, to support more associations and generate real transformations in their boards of directors, thereby leveraging the impact of their organizations.
Break Poverty Foundation is working on a study entitled "Preventing poverty: how parenting support can make a difference", which aims to identify relevant approaches to parenting support. The study will serve as a decision-making tool for sponsors wishing to get involved in making parenting support an effective tool for preventing inequality.
We have also provided support to
"Coup de cœur" projects
As part of its mission, the Foundation launched in 2023 a “Coup de Cœur du comité” system which aims to support associations run by young people and serving young people, by providing them with a “helping hand” at the time of launch or deployment of their initiatives.
The Pierre Bellon Foundation supports Une Voie Pour Tous for its project "Tomorrow’s future is the vocational high school". Une Voie Pour Tous aims to become a laboratory of ideas on vocational education, enabling long-term reflection on the social and pedagogical challenges of vocational education. Its objective is to exchange ideas, inform, innovate, and act.
The Collectif Ecole Pour Tous brings together young people concerned by the problems of schooling in France (young people living in shantytowns, social hotels or squats, isolated minors or young adults, travelers, young people from the overseas departments of France, etc.). The Pierre Bellon Foundation supports their "National youth network #EcolePourTous" project, which includes the organization of national meetings to help young people develop their skills and autonomy, and the implementation of public awareness-raising actions in favor of "school for all".
Repairs is a self-help community BY and FOR current or past children in care. Created in 2015 in Paris by young people just out of the "Aide Sociale à l’Enfance" system, Repairs is a network present in 8 departments whose mission is to offer them a point of reference that enables them to foster encounters and strengthen their power to act; to inform them about their rights and make their voices heard to win new, more protective rights. The priority target groups are those leaving the "Aide Sociale à l’Enfance" system, aged between 16 and 25. The support of the Pierre Bellon Foundation contributes to: "Aiming for the effectiveness of the rights of those first concerned by structuring a national associative force, capable of making their voices heard in strategic and victorious campaigns."