Effective Altruism is a philosophy and an international social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact. It is this broad evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity. While a substantial proportion of effective altruists have focused on the nonprofit sector, the philosophy of effective altruism applies much more broadly, e.g., to prioritizing the scientific projects, companies, and policy initiatives which can be estimated to save and improve the most lives.
Read more about the Effective Altruism movement here.
Effective Altruism Belgium is a Belgian nonprofit organization and the umbrella organization of all Belgian effective altruism local groups.
Some of the activities of our groups include:
• giving lectures and workshops on effective altruism and related topics,
• giving advice on effective charities, volunteer work, high-impact ethical careers, campaigns and policies,
• organizing events and conferences on effective altruism,
• examining important measures to improve the world,
• investigating new opportunities for effective charities in Belgium,
• raising funds for national and international effective altruistic organizations.
Stijn Bruers is chairman of the board of directors. He has a PhD in physics and in moral philosophy and is a researcher in economics.
Kris Martens is treasurer of the board of directors and coordinator of EAVlaanderen. He is a clinical psychologist (PhD) and CBT-therapist, currently combining a job in mental health care with working in his private practice.
Lie Verrijssen is secretary of the board of directors. She has a background in cultural anthropology and developmental sociology, and currently works as a member of staff for the Flemish Institute for Primary Care (VIVEL).
Jeroen Willems is contact person for EABrussels. He has a masters in television directing and is interested in moral philosophy and video editing.
Bob Jacobs is coordinator of EAGent. He is a student of moral sciences at the University of Ghent. His areas of interest include: moral philosophy, cognitive science and graphic design.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at mobile number +32 497 26 27 14.
Would you like to support our operations? Make a donation to account number BE06 9731 6273 5722 of Effective Altruism Belgium. We are also looking for volunteers to help with our activities.
We are excited to be a part of this movement and hope you’ll join us.