What is the Bij ?

Mise à jour vendredi 27 janvier 2017, par Catherine

Brest is a large seaport situated on the Atlantic coast (300km from Rennes which is the capital of Brittany, our region). Population of Brest : 150 000 inhabitants including 26 000 students.
The Youth Information Centre of Brest (BIJ) is a part of a network of 1500 info points throughout France. Our network has adopted the European Youth Information Charter.
The BIJ is a not-for-profit organization with an independent status but financed by the city of Brest, the local government and the ministry of youth and sports.

A centre of documentation resources

The BIJ is running by a team of 6 professionals.

  • We welcome, inform and advise the public on : higher education, vocational training, employment, cultural and sports activities, travel, housing, health, individual rights, international mobility : jobs, volunteering, studying, work placements abroad...
  • The information is up-to-date, free and anonymous.
  • We collect information in addition of the national & regional documentation produced by network partners.
  • We produce local edition : additional information, Brest Youth Guide, Brest International Students Guide...
  • We organise workshops and events on : summer jobs, youth mobility, youth initiative support, housing, groups welcome with specific workshops...
  • We provide services : free Internet access, job offers, help with writing a CV or an application letter...
  • We propose on-line information on our website www.bij-brest.org (only in French, sorry)

As a resource, we liaise with social workers, youth centre, teachers, careers advisor, formal or non formal groups of youngsters, local authorities…

We are member of different coordination groups of social workers in Brest and the suburb : DSU (Urban Social Development), Youth Inclusion, health prevention, suburb youth workers coordination…

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