The Bureau International Jeunesse
Created and co-managed by Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the General Administration of Culture of the Ministry of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) is responsible for managing various international non-formal education programs for young people from Wallonia and Brussels. To learn another language, to do an internship in a company, to discover other cultures and realities, to exchange good practices, to create networks … alone or in group. Around the world.
Programs managed by BIJ
- Axes Sud: financial aid for collective projects with a series of priority Francophone African countries. For the 18-30 years old.
- Québec: financial assistance for individual or collective projects on the other side of the Atlantic. For the 16-35 years old.
- Tremplins Jeunes: financial aid to learn a language or do a work placement in Europe. For the 18-35 years.
- Artichok: financial assistance to enable young artists to participate in festivals, exploratory missions, trainings or creations abroad. For the 20-35 years old.
- Entrechok: financial assistance to enable young entrepreneurs with an entrepreneurial project to develop or promote their activity abroad. For the 20-35 years old.
- Bel’J program: financial assistance for citizen volunteer projects in another Belgian Community. For 16-25 years old.
- Eurodyssey: financial assistance for undertaking work placements in a European Region. For the 18-30 year olds resident in Wallonia.
- Erasmus + / Youth in Action: financial assistance for individual projects (European Voluntary Service) and groups in Europe and a number of partner countries. For the 13-30 years old.
The Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) is involved in AKI as an associate partner because this project responds to a real need for young people to identify and develop the strong transversal skills they have developed during their international mobility. Skills highlighted in this project are sought by employers. BIJ will also use AKI products as evaluation tools for these various international mobility programs.