Youth information network
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.
Brest is a large seaport situated on the Atlantic coast (300 km from Rennes which is the capital of Brittany, our region). Population of Brest : 140 000 inhabitants including 26 000 French students and 3 000 International students.
Youth information centre
The BIJ is running by a team of 6 professionals.
Our work consists in :
- Welcoming, informing and advising 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...
- giving and spreading information up-to-dated, free and anonymous
- collecting information in addition of the national & regional documentation produced by network partners
- producing local edition : additional information, Brest Youth Guide, etc.
- setting up workshops and events on : summer jobs, youth mobility, youth initiative support, housing, groups welcome with specific workshops, etc.
- providing services : free Internet access, job offers, support to write a CV or an application letter, etc.
- offering on-line information on our website www.bij-brest.org (only in French)
As a resource, we work in relation with social workers, youth centre, teachers, careers advisor, formal or non formal groups of youngsters, local authorities, etc.