Electrabel’s emphasis is on helping young people in difficulty integrate into society by teaching them values like team spirit, the will to fight, drive, and the importance of aspiring to excellence.
|Belgian Homeless Cup
The Belgian Homeless Cup is a social and sporting event taking the form of a football competition for the homeless. The tournament sets out to harness the power of sport in general and football in particular to facilitate homeless people’s reintegration into society. Apart from the players themselves, less sporty homeless people are also involved in the project, as supporters, supervisors or helpers).
|ENGIE Electrabel Street Heroes
ENGIE Electrabel supports the ENGIE Electrabel Street Heroes project in collaboration with the French-speaking and Flemish street football leagues. It concerns a national Panna-tour that addresses to young people, 10-25 years old, with different backgrounds. Two players play spectacular “Panna” street football matches of three minutes in an atmosphere of mutual respect and fair play. The first edition of the ENGIE Electrabel Street Heroes visits several places in Belgium, in collaboration with cities, municipalities and youth associations. Discover images, videos and the full program at www.streetheroes.be/.
Social reintegration is an important responsibility. ENGIE Electrabel fulfils this responsibility by supporting projects that offer help to children and youngsters who find themselves excluded from society.
|SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children's Villages is an international non-governmental organization since 1949. It is dedicated to the needs and rights of vulnerable children. SOS counts 530 villages and is active in 133 countries, including Belgium. Convinced of the principle that the family environment suits best for the development of the child, SOS helps children who are at risk of losing parental care or have already lost it (orphans, placed by child welfare, ...). ENGIE Electrabel supports the Belgian projects of SOS Children's Villages and assists them in the sustainable renovation of the SOS Children's Village in Chantevent (near Marche-en-Famenne). here the video about the inauguration of our interactive Energy Wall in Brussels Airport in favor of SOS Children's Villages in the presence of Kim Gevaert, SOS Children's Villages ambassador (in FR).
The non-profit organisation VZW Stappen is a home for girls, who are placed there because of their problematic upbringing or due to a criminal offence. The partnership with ENGIE Electrabel involves participation in a project of alternative day-time activities designed to stimulate and challenge these young people.
One of ENGIE Electrabel's responsibilities is to take action today that will benefit tomorrow's environment. Consequently, projects designed to boost biodiversity and underpin sustainable development merit a special attention.
ENGIE Electrabel signed a partnership agreement with Natagora an environmental protection association. The focus of this cooperation is the project entitled Samen voor meer Biodiversiteit (Working Together Towards Greater Biodiversity), which aims to familiarize members of the public with the issue of biodiversity and prompt them to get involved.
In 2000, the non-profit association Virelles-Nature set up an observation centre called Aquascope-Virelles near the village of Chimay in Wallonia. Thanks to ENGIE Electrabel’s know-how the Aquascope Virelles facility will soon be powered entirely, and autonomously, by renewable energy. By installing a turbine at the end of the lake and investing in solar energy, Aquascope Virelles will shortly become a 'zero-emission' observation centre.
ENGIE Electrabel supports preserving and showcasing heritage, with a special focus on music.
Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (TRM/KMS) – “A Bridge between two Worlds”
For several years, ENGIE Electrabel has been supporting the project “A Bridge between two Worlds” at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (TRM/KMS) in Brussels. Since 1999, this project has brought classical music to the most vulnerable people in our society. It genuinely serves as a bridge between the cultural sphere and people who are most at risk in the community as a result of disease, unemployment, their background or other reasons. The project invites them to experience, free of charge, a wide range of cultural activities organised by the TRM/KMS.