Born and raised in Belgium, Jo holds a Master’s degree in Sociology. After different positions within environmental NGO’s, Jo founded GoodPlanet Belgium (previously named GREEN Belgium) in 1997. GoodPlanet Belgium’s main mission is education on sustainable development, encouraging young people and all other generations to live sustainably. As board member and general director of GoodPlanet Belgium, Jo oversees strategic development of the organization and development of new partnerships. For years already, he has been pushing youth participation as one of the priorities of the organization, through its projects and within its own governance.