The Youth Information Network
Questions about education, employment, training, housing, international mobility, daily life ? Anonymously and free of charge, the Youth Information Network structures inform and welcome young people and their families on all subjects that concern them. This network is the largest network of reception and information for young people in France, and consists of 1,500 structures spread over the entire national territory.
The Bureau Information Jeunesse (Youth Information Center) of Lorient
Established in 1985, the Bureau Information Jeunesse (BIJ) is a Youth Information Center (YIC) situated in the city centre of Lorient.
The YIC is a real tool available to youth, that in the framework of his global information mission, welcomes daily young people from 16 to 30 years old, wih the aim to inform and support them in their research and projects.
A true place of welcome, information, contact, listening, meetings and exchanges with professionals who can help you with your questions, administrative tasks and projects.
Here you will find information on jobs, employment, training, everyday life, health, housing, leisure, holidays, international mobility. The team welcomes without and by appointment, anonymously and free of charge, in accordance with the European Youth Information Charter that we adopted in ...
The YIC is involved in several projects, (information workshops on the European Voluntary Service ; the « Service Civique », Café Globe-trotters…) and events including summer jobs forum and the week of international mobility « En route pour le monde ». It also has a large digital home showcase (website, social networks ...) to meet your demands.
The association is also accredited as a hosting, sending and coordinating organization for the European Voluntary Service (EVS). This device allows youth from 17 to 30 years to be engage in a non-profit European organization for a period between 2 and 12 months. More information in the section « European Voluntary Service »
The staff of the YIC is composed of 3 professional youth information workers who carry out all the activities of the association, and two professionals who are in charge of the coordination of two other devices carried by the Youth Information Center : Justine who coordinates the device « 1Tout, 2 Generations » and Géraldine who leads the activities on the Penitentiary Center of Lorient-Ploemeur.
Currently the staff also includes : two young volunteers in civic service, Margot and François ; Walter in European Voluntary Service, and moreover, throughout the year, we welcome trainees on specific missions.
Some of our events
Forum Jobs d’été : The BIJ organizes every year this showpiece to help those who wish to work during summer holidays. On the program : a direct contact with companies, an awareness of the job search (CV, cover letter and advice on these tools), advice on job interview, information on legislation, work for minors, transports, accommodation, jobs abroad and volunteering. An appointment not to be missed !
En Route Pour le Monde : A week dedicated to international mobility, organized by the City of Lorient in partnership with our Youth Information Center to inform young people about all the opportunities for mobility abroad. On the program : workshops, animations, conferences, forum ... in different places of the city. All the tips and good plans essential to prepare a project of departure abroad.
Café Globe-trotters : The Youth Mission of the City of Lorient and the YIC organize throughout the year exchange evenings on the theme of travel. During these evenings young people who have done an experience abroad share their experiences, tips and advice in a friendly atmosphere. The BIJ also organizes specific workshops to inform about the European Voluntary Service and the Civic Service, in the same form as the globe trotters cafés.
EVS (European Voluntary Service)
The Youth Information Center of Lorient has been involved in the European Voluntary Service since 2013. It is an action of the Erasmus Plus program which allows young people from 17 to 30 years old to engage in another European country for a maximum of one year. It is a full-time mission on different topics : culture, animation, environment, sport ...
All financial costs are taken in charge : transport, food, accommodation, social security ... It costs nothing to the volunteer.
The BIJ is accredited for sending volunteers abroad, hosting EVS young people at the YIC and coordinating EVS projects, in other words the BIJ is in the position to apply for a grant from the European Union for the implementation of a project for send or hosting young volunteers.
The YIC as EVS sending organization
As only sending organization for the Morbihan’s department, our role is to inform and accompany youth wishing to take part in the European Voluntary Service. The staff of the BIJ welcome young people to explain them what EVS is, provide useful documents with all the keys for find a project and also organizes regurarly information workshops on EVS.
Our role is to accompany the volunteers in their EVS research and to follow up the volunteers before, during and after their project : writing CVs and motivation letters in English, exploring the EVS project database , sending applications, etc.
The YIC as hosting organization
Since July 2016, the Youth Information Center welcomes a foreign volunteer, whose main mission is to contribute to the development of youth information on international mobility and demonstrate the value of international experience.
The YIC as coordinating organization
In 2016-2017, the Youth Information Center accompanies two high schools in the reception of a volunteer, and for 2018 should coordinate 4 other project, since other high schools decided to take part in the EVS program.