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The Ardent Awards, supporters of ambitious local projects

Since 2016, Ardent Group has organized the Ardent Awards to support and reward projects that respond to current societal problems, such as disability, childhood or integration. Every year, 5 associations from the Liège region are selected by a jury and receive a €10,000 grant to carry out a project close to their heart.

Let’s get ready for the 7th edition of the Ardent Awards!

Proud of the work accomplished by each of the participating associations during these first 6 editions, and convinced of the importance of supporting Liège’s associative fabric, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 7th edition of the Prix Ardent.

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Action and commitment

The Ardent Awards are, above all, an initiative created by Emmanuel Mewissen and Nicolas Leonard. Active for many years in local charities in Wallonia and conscious of having an important role to play as employers, they wanted to take action to provide more support while acting locally. Therefore, they decided to establish a more elaborate project for citizens lead by experts. This is how the Ardent Awards were born in 2016.

A message from the co-founders

We are very proud to contribute in our own way to Liège’s social fabric by supporting projects that are close to our hearts. Every year since 2016, we have provided our support to amazing projects so we can act locally as a priority. Making Liège more human is what motivates and inspires us.

Emmanuel Mewissen, CEO of Ardent Group

As one of the most important employers in the Liège region, we are aware we have a crucial role to play in our region. Through the Ardent Awards, we are proud to contribute to community associations in Liège by rewarding and highlighting innovative projects on themes that are important to the group.

Nicolas Léonard, CSO of Arden Group

Beyond the socio-economic aspect, initiatives such as the Ardent Awards are a great opportunity for us to give concrete meaning to our values of curiosity, loyalty and proximity, which are at the heart of everything we do. We have the chance to take strong actions and have a positive impact. Our city has a lot of potential and we strongly believe we all have something to gain by developing it.

Sylvain Boniver, member of the Board of Directors of Ardent Group

Winners

Every year, the non-profit organization and municipality projects, by their originality or suitability, stand out for the public and the members of the jury. Go back to the previous editions to discover or rediscover the winners.

Discover the winners

You could also be part of the adventure!

The Ardent Awards are above all a wonderful human adventure, a gathering between women and men from all walks of life, motivated by the same ambition: the desire to give to others. The 7th edition of the Prix Ardent is underway, so get in on the action!

How to participate

Calendar for the 7th edition

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Information session on the call for projects
  • Monday, March 11, 2024: Opening of the application platform
  • Sunday April 14: Closing date for applications
  • Monday May 13, 2024: Public voting opens
  • Sunday May 19, 2024: Closure of public voting
  • End of May 2024: Jury selection day
  • July 2024: Announcement of the winners of the 7th edition of the Ardent Awards