Vision and mission
Our vision is of a world where current and future generations together exercise their right to live in dignity, in harmonious interaction with their environment.
Together with the university community and organised civil society, we have set ourselves the mission of driving forward the agro-ecological transition, the socio-economic integration of populations made vulnerable by exclusion and inequality, and civic engagement in the face of current societal and climate challenges.
To do this, we are implementing a dynamic of inclusion, creating skills, knowledge and innovative solutions together, and encouraging commitment from the public and private sectors.
In concrete terms, in Benin, Senegal, Guinea, Cambodia, Bolivia and Peru, with the help of our local partners, we support communities and their organisations that have been made vulnerable by globalisation or climate change:
- develop income-generating agro-ecological activities that are less dependent on external factors and respectful of the environment;
- earn a decent income, in particular by processing and marketing their produce;
- enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, with particular emphasis on the role of women as guarantors of their family’s nutritional health;
- support local dynamics and regional development for and by the communities;
- professionalise themselves through high-quality training and support in finding sustainable employment; ;
- defend their interests by lobbying public authorities.
In Belgium (Liège and Gembloux), our mission is to inform, raise awareness and mobilise citizens, students∙es and members of the university community on various global issues, in order to help build sustainable, fair, supportive and inclusive societies. We also carry out advocacy actions towards academic and political authorities. These actions are mainly carried out on the Liège and Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech campuses.
When opportunities arise and when it is relevant, we carry out multi-country projects in order to cross perspectives and exchange knowledge while promoting international mobility and/or intercultural encounters. For example, we are working to preserve mangrove ecosystems.
Eclosio in brief
Eclosio, the University of Liège’s NGO, strengthens initiatives that respect people and the environment by combining academic knowledge with that of local players.
Eclosio was created in 2018 as a result of the merger between Aide au Développement Gembloux (ADG) and Universud-Liège, and has more than thirty years’ experience in the field. Eclosio is part of the Uni4Coop consortium of university NGOs. Find out more about our history.
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Read our 2022 activity report.
In our various areas of action, we work with other Belgian university NGOs within a joint programme, via the Uni4Coop consortium. This consortium was born out of a shared desire to move forward together, to strengthen each other, to expand our networks and to promote the practices advocated and tried out by each of us. Eclosio (an NGO based at the University of Liège), FUCID (an NGO based at the University of Namur), Louvain Coopération (an NGO based at the Catholic University of Louvain) and ULB-Coopération (an NGO based at the Free University of Brussels) are joining forces to carry out a wide range of projects.
- Image 1 : Routine visit to a rapeseed field (soil fertilisation) in Takéo with Eclosio Cambodia. Photo: Valentine
- Image 2 : Agroecology training for young people at the Lycée Technique Agricole (LTA) in Natitingou – PESOC project, Benin.
- Image 3: Presentation on food sovereignty, Citizens of Tomorrow project. A global citizenship and solidarity education activity with students from Senegal, Benin and Belgium.