Empowering changemakers and creating an ecosystem that fosters collaboration to improve education in Belgium.

Our vision is to offer each child in Belgium an education system that develops his full potential and ensures his fulfilment.

Be education was created in 2019 by a philanthropic foundation in partnership with front-line actors.  Our mission is to support citizens’ initiatives and create an ecosystem to foster innovation and collaboration to transform education in Belgium.

Our Values


We support initiatives that address the root causes of the issues and aim to reach as many children as possible.


We encourage, value and support citizens and charities that are committed to improve the quality of education.


We firmly believe in the levers of cooperation for greater impact.


Empathy with anyone involved in education (teachers, entrepreneurs, heads of schools, pupils, parents, social workers etc.) drives our actions and activities.


The Belgian education system is qualified as “good” by international standards but is still marked by very high inequalities and a lack of support and training for its professionals. A system that is sometimes out of step and not adjustable to a fast changing world.

Many initiatives from outside the main education system, whether within Belgium or internationally, offer solutions to some of the problems inside the system. Many of these have replicable models which offer the potential for accelerated distribution and therefore positive impact on a large scale. However, these initiatives often lack resources and support and act in a fragmented way.


Our Actions

In response to these challenges, Be education is the first catalyser, accelerator and incubator in the education sector in Belgium.

What we do

1.Attention & Guidance

Be education is a point of contact for innovative projects and guides initiatives in the Belgian ecosystem. To this end, we are in permanent contact with an extensive network of public bodies, companies and associations that trains, supports and funds education initiatives.

2.Train & Inform

We offer workshops that promote the sharing of  best practices, the development of skills and the enhancement of knowledge in the sector. We also provide tools and resources related to the different aspects of the sector and information on its evolution

3. Connect and host

Be education fosters collaboration between initiatives through events and roundtables as well as on a daily basis through connections with key players, technical experts, opinion leaders and other influencers of the sector.

Our coworking space is located in BeCentral where our members have access to flexible desks, meeting rooms and free coffee! Come and visit ! 

4. Promote

Be education promotes the visibility of projects and is a point of contact for every person willing to learn about innovations and solutions to improve the education system. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Who do we support?

We provide information to any social entrepreneur who is willing to make a change in education, signs up to our newsletter or contacts us.

We incubate 4 to 5 projects a year – click here for more info about our application process.

We invite a limited number of projects to join our accelerator programme following the selection criteria below. We select projects in partnership with philanthropic foundations.

Impact: The project impacts in school for children aged between 3 and 18 years old and has the potential for systemic impact, i.e. it can be deployed nationally and reach the largest number of children.

Necessity: The project addresses one of the major challenges of education in Belgium (dropping out of school, inequity, support for actors on the ground, strengthening of the fundamentals from pre-school onwards) etc.

Entrepreneurship: The project leader has the ambition and ability to carry out his mission successfully.


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10-12 Cantersteen street

1000 Brussels

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