The Franco-Quebecois Youth Office (OFQJ) is an international cooperation organisation founded in 1968 born out of a bigovernmental agreement between France and Quebec.
The Office caters to 18 to 35 year-old young adults, whether they be job seekers or active professionals, artists or business entrepreneurs, work placement participants or students.
It contributes to better connecting the youths of France and Quebec by developing mobility programmes designed to facilitate the professional and social inclusion of young adults (e.g. work placement opportunities and civil service volunteering).
The Office took part in the AKI project to pursue a reflection started in 2010. The project’s partners met several times informally around a « Concertation table » with a view to open up a dialogue among public international mobility operators such as the Franco-German Youth Office, the Wallonia-Brussels International Youth Bureau, sided by the two French Erasmus+ national agencies. The idea was to gain institutional momentum and visibility in the political eye.
AKI allows for a structured approach in understanding the stakes and impact of international mobility experiences and in implementing ways to promote transversal competences acquired in non-formal learning experiences.