hosted by the King-Baudouin-Foundation
hosted by the King-Baudouin-Foundation
The Pai Lennart Schmidt Fund (FPLS) was established in 2005 as a Fund under the patronage of the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation. It is independent of all religions. The Fund supports the meeting of young people/adolescents from different religious and cultural backgrounds. It promotes the discovery of common values, openness, exchange, mutual tolerance and respect. The Fund was set up in memory of Pai Lennart Schmidt by his parents.
Pai Lennart Schmidt was born in August 1991 in Frankfurt/Germany and died in a car accident in Brussels in March 2005. From early on, the thirteen year-old sought the human element when he met other people, irrespective of their religion, creed or culture. He was inquisitive and open to other ways of living, religions and cultures – without giving up his own identity. Thus, the Fund promotes openness, tolerance, respect and universal human values by facilitating meetings of young people.
The Pai Lennart Schmidt Fund (FPLS) supports inter-culturally oriented projects aimed at enhancing tolerance and mutual understanding between adolescents. It pays particular attention to sustainable inter-conmmunity approaches and initatives which are either innovative or aim at broader replication. FPLS focuses mainly on the region of Brussels, but does not exclude projects with a broader remit. Given its experience of over ten years of support of innovative projects in Brussels and Belgium, it is the hope of the funders that some of the projects might serve as good inspiration for other actors, also outside Belgium.
Promotion of respect and tolerance
As a rule, FPLS calls for the submission of project proposals on a bi-annual basis. Available funding amounts to about 10 000 Euros every two years. In addition, projects of particular interest can also be supported ad-hoc. Tendering and financial management of the FPLS is delegated to and organised by the King-Baudouin-Foundation (KBF) which administers the Fund.
In line with the statute of King Baudouin Foundation, the Fund Pai Lennart Schmidt disposes of financial means not less than € 70.000Euros. KBF invests the capital accumulated. FPLS uses the returns on investment to support projects in line with the orientations of the Fund.
Donations provide an additional source of income for FPLS and are very welcome. Donations are tax-deductible. Donors receive a donation certificate of the King Baudouin Foundation.
2018-C5810090-210741 - Diversité convictionnelle et philosophique à Anderlecht - Administration Communale d´Anderlecht - 4500 Euros
2018-C5810090-210742 - Pairs et repères: Pour mieux vivre la Bruxelles de demain - European Peer Training Organisation - 4500 Euros
2018-C5810090-210754 - Junior Vox Pacis - Rama Youth Network asbl
2016-C5810090-205172 - Curghem, une histoire de migrations - Switch asbl - 5000 Euros
2016-C5810090-205171 - Notre charte de la tolérance - Administration communale de Bernissart - 2000 Euros
2016-C5810090-205170 - Récit sans frontières - AMO Neder-over-Heembeek asbl - 5000 Euros
2016-C5810090-205172 - Intégration à travers le sport et soutien scolaire - JC Royal Crossing Clus Schaerbeek asbl - 3500 Euros
2014-C5810090-202232 - Jongeren schreijven en bezorgen wenskaarten ter gelegenheid van festen - Orbit nzw - 3000 Euros
2014-C5810090-202231 - Jeunes Voix-Voies de Jeunes - Centre Alameda (programme I.T.Ouch) - 3000 Euros
2014-C5810090-202230 - Ensemble pour la tolérance - Administration communale de Bernissart - 3000 Euros
2014-C5810090-102550 - Basketball Camp for interreligious action and dialogue - Serve the City - 1500 Euros
2012-810090-100265 - Au Bout de Conte - Production Associeés asbl - 5500 Euros
2012-810090-100262 - Ecole de Dialogues - El Kalima asbl - 1500 Euros
When the Fund was set up in 2005, no institutional approaches existed outside schools to bring youth from diverging “convictional” (i.e. religious and laicistic) backgrounds together in a structured and sustainable way. In order to facilitate inter-convictional exchanges and experiences between adolescents, FPLS thus decided to develop such activities pro-actively, in cooperation with interested partners active in faith-oriented youth work in Brussels. In its early years, FPLS also tested these ideas in several events that it organised with young people of different convictions between 2007 and 2010. After 2010, this approach was changed into open calls for projects, published and administered by the Fondation Roi Baudouin for the Fonds Pai Lennart Schmidt.