Permanent education and MOC organisations

Dame qui étudieThe AID network is rooted in, and grew from, the active forces of the Christian Workers’ Movement (MOC) to become its social and vocational insertion service. Here are the organisations that work with AID and/or share its values of solidarity, pluralism and independence… 

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  • MOC, Christian Workers’ Movement
  • CSC, Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
  • ANMC, National Alliance of Christian Mutuality Funds
  • Equipes Populaires, a citizen movement to build equality
  • Vie Féminine, a feminist movement for intercultural and social action 
  • JOC, Organized and Combative Youth
  • CIEP, Christian Workers’ Movement’s Centre for Popular Information and Education 

AID Coordination also maintains a relationship with Solidarité Mondiale (World Solidarity), The Christian Workers’ Movement NGO and its member organisations.  

Social economy

Poignée de mainsThe actions of the AID network are anchored in the fabric of the social economy. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the key players in the sector.

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Advice services 

  • SYNECO, Rue des Glaces Nationales 169, 5060 Sambreville   
  • FEBECOOP, Consulting agency Wallonia, Rue du Téris 45, 4100 Seraing
  • CREDAL (Conseil), Place de l'Université 16, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
  • AGES, Rue de Steppe 24, 4000 Liège
  • ECOMONS, Avenue du Coq 84, 7012 Jemappes
  • PROPAGE-S, Rue du Beau-Mur 43, 4020 Liège
  • SAW-B, Monceau Fontaine 42 Bte 6, 6031 Monceau s/Sambre

Credit providers

  • SOWECSOM, Walloon Company for the Merchant Social Economy, Rue Dewez 49, B-5000 Namur
  • CREDAL (finance), Place de l'Université 16, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Projects

  • Reddi project, which offers a diagnostic questionnaire, a toolbox and support to foster the handover of one’s business to one’s collaborators  

At the public level

Portals and federations

  • Social and vocational insertion federations (see previous textbox "associatif ISP")
  • Econosoc, Francophone portal dedicated to Belgian the social economy the non-profit sector 
  • ConcertES, discussion platform for organisations representing the social economy 
  • Syneco, a social economy federation and consultancy at the service of non-merchant enterprises and the social economy
  • Ressources, a network of social economy enterprises active in recovery and recycling  

But also…

  • Coopac, federation of Belgian activity cooperatives 

Pedagogical resources

BiblioHere, we have put together the links for a better understanding of the specific pedagogical approach of the EFT/OISP, to access innovating pedagogies, or list the relevant university bodies.  

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PédagothèqueThe Pédagothèque website was created by the CF2D, which was born out of the CF2m association that, for over 20 years, has been active in the fight against all forms of social and cultural exclusion, or discrimination in access to training and employment. The pédagothèque is a rich pedagogical platform that is both useful and living, providing a multitude of information, resources and pedagogical tools.  

Logo apprendre à apprendreThe www.apprenons.eu website offers pedagogical resources to facilitate the pupil’s, the student’s and the adult’s learning… Because, despite having genuine potential, many experience difficulties learning. The tools and techniques developed on the site come from mental management neurolinguistics programming, brain gym and sophrology. they provide an answer to the question: What kind of learners are we? Which strategies best suit us?...

Logo FTUThe F.T.U. ASBL (Work-University Foundation) aims to provide a link between the world of work and the world of university. The FTU provides permanent education services for the non-profit sector, in particular to workers’ organisations. It carries out research on issues of social interest, prioritising research-action. Finally, it maintains institutional links at the crossroads between social organisations and the academic world. The FTU created the Max Bastin chair with the aim of bringing a significant contribution to the study of social questions. work and social security. 

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The CIRTES (Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Work, Employment and Society). it was born of the union of three entities: 

  • the CERISIS (Research centre for solidarity and social innovation), a platform and directory of digital resources evaluated for the social and vocational insertion sector;
  • the TRAV (school of work-related sciences - TRAV & GRH);
  • and the FOPES (Open faculty of social and economic policy).

We could also mention the FOPA (Institute for training in adult education sciences).  

Logo BanlieuesBanlieues, to reduce the digital divide. through its engagements, Banlieues enables non-profit associations and communities to raise their awareness, to promote and foster the diffusion of free software, while providing the technological support they need to carry out their respective missions.  

ECVETs and lifelong learning

Logo ECVETAt the European level, there are a number of resources, reference works and organisations linked to ECVETs and the promotion of lifelong learning. we have listed a few. 

Also, the skills-based approach and the checklist approach are ever-present themes in the work of our organisation, which has developed a genuine expertise on those subjects. To provide a greater understanding of this, we have selected a few links. 

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Lifelong learning... in Belgium 

Thésée - Methodological guide and Vade Mecum of pathways and bridges. 

Logo SFMQSFMQFrancophone Occupations and Qualifications Service, brings together the Public services for employment (S.P.E.), the social partners and all education, training and social and vocational insertion providers, as well as the Consortium for skills validation (C.D.V.C.) to produce Job profiles and training profiles in French-speaking Belgium. 

CDVCthe Consortium is aimed at people who have learnt a trade “on the job”, those who have skills but no Logo CDVCeducational certificate; in short, people who have genuine occupational capacities that are not recognised… The CDVC scheme enables them to get their skills recognised officially, by delivering Competence certificates. In order to obtain a given certificate, one has to demonstrate mastery of the occupational skills by passing a practical test in a workplace setting in one of the designated centres. 

Logo AEFAEF - or Francophone agency for lifelong education and training is Belgium’s national French-speaking agency. AEF-Europe was created in July 2007, as a result of a process of cooperation between the Wallonia-Brussels federation, the Wallonia region and the Brussels-capital region. This agency is charged with promoting, implementing and managing the actions of the lifelong learning programme, with respect for the European objectives. it aims to inform the public and promote synergies within the lifelong education and training programme. The Europass Francophone Belgium Centre and the e-twinning action have joined the AEF-Europe agency team. 

And lifelong learning... in Europe

ECVETEuropean Credits for Vocational Education and Training 

ECVET TEAM - the European ECVET Team network proposes seminars, workshops and an annual forum on the theme of ECVETs 

CEDEFOP - CEDEFOP is the European Centre for the Development of Vocational training. 

EQF – the European Qualifications Framework is a common 8-level reference framework for comparing qualifications. For each level, it describes the knowledge, aptitudes and levels of autonomy and independence required to obtain the qualification. It enables each country in the EU to compare the qualification levels in its own national system with the levels in other countries. 

EQAVET - European Quality Assurance for Vocational Education and Training. This is the European reference framework for quality assurance in vocational education and training. 

EUROPASS - The Europass is made up of 5 documents to clearly express one’s skills and qualifications in Europe:

  • on the one hand, the CV and languages passport are free to download and fill in by European citizens,  
  • on the other hand, Europass Mobility, the descriptive supplement to the certificate and the Supplement to the diploma are delivered by the competent education and training authorities

Copenhagen process - this process was launched in 2002 and it aims to improve the performance, the quality and the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET) by strengthening cooperation at the European level. The process is based on common priorities that are reviewed every two years. 

Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training – “Education and Training 2020

Bruges Communiqué - The Bruges Communiqué is the document presenting the European Commission’s strategy for vocational training. It describes a modern and attractive vocational training system and presents a medium-term action plan (2011-2014) aimed at encouraging concrete national, which will receive EU support.  

Career guidance

Différents métiersHere, you will find organisations that specialise in career guidance, information and support through the maze of occupations and training courses.  

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  • Orientation.be, the portal for career guidance in the Belgian French-speaking community 
  • FormaPass, search engine on the Forem website, listing the adult vocational training courses available in the Wallonia region  
  • Carrefour Emploi Formation, a decentralised Forem department that aims to help any visitor find an appropriate answer to the questions they have on training and employment matters.  
  • Dorifor (regional information data on training) is a database listing all adult training courses in the Brussels region.  
  • Siep (Information service on studies and careers) aims to put all information on studies, training and careers in Brussels and Wallonia at everyone’s disposal. 

Public semi-public authorities

Here, you will find specific links on the relevant web pages of public authorities, along with social and occupational insertion.  The list of our institutional partners and access to their websites can be found on our partners page.

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Logo WallonieWithin the Wallonia region portal, you can access the employment and training section. The Employment and Vocational Training Division participates in the implementation of an active employment policy by managing the schemes to foster the creation of employment and combat social and occupational exclusion.  

More specific links from this site:

The FOREM, is the Walloon public service for employment and vocational training. Search for a training course via Formapass

Actiris, the Brussels regional office for employment is a public body charged with employment matters in the Brussels-capital region.  

Cocof, vocational training: The French Community Commission is a Brussels authority that is, among other things, responsible for adult vocational training in Brussels.  

Bruxelles Formation: Public body charged with vocational training in Brussels. 

CCFEE, the Consultative Commission in matters of Training, employment and Education in the Brussels area. 

FSE, the European Social Fund agency is a separately managed department of the French community in Belgium. Its role is to manage European aid funds in the field of human resources development. 

Service éducation permanente: the permanent education department of the French community. 

Wallonia government