//ACP – Association Culture & Progrès//
Culture & Progrès association (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to populations from developing countries and to foreign citizens and friends. Its objective is to improve living conditions of those people and to reach global progress and sustainable development by focusing on external policies, development cooperation and interactions between those policies and activities that impact their living conditions. ACP mobilizes to support the emergence and consolidation of civil society in the ACP countries.
Actiris is the regional employment office of Bruxelles-Capitale. Its ambition is to provide solutions for a better access to employment in Brussels area, to guarantee social cohesion and quality jobs for all and to defend diversity and non-discrimination. Actiris has two missions: fostering exchanges between job seekers and employers and enhancing the transition to employment by providing any job seeker with tailor-made services.
Africalia is a not-for-profit organisation which was founded at the end of 2000, on the initiative of the Belgian Development Cooperation and at the instigation of secretary of state Eddy Boutmans. Initially the organisation focused on distributing African productions in Belgium but as of 2007 Africalia became a cultural cooperation organisation which promotes sustainable human development by supporting African culture and contemporary art.
Foyer is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1969. Situated in Molenbeek, it is active on the municipal, regional and international levels, focusing on the global integration problems of ethnic minorities. Foyer wants to play an influential part in all social sectors for people of all social classes, all ages and all population groups. Foyer is a pluralistic organization with respect for diversity at all levels.
//Agence Locale pour l’Emploi de Saint-Gilles//
Local Employment Agency of Saint-Gilles (A.L.E) is a public organization to enhance a better access to employment in this commune and to fight for social exclusion. It provides beneficiaries with services to redefine their living conditions (especially related to employment), projects and future. It also supports and informs enterpreneurs on methods to financially develop their business and to better manage human resources.
//Agence Locale pour l’Emploi de Ixelles//
Local Employment Agency of Ixelles (A.L.E) is a public organization to enhance a better access to employment in this commune and to fight for social exclusion. It provides beneficiaries with services to redefine their living conditions (especially related to employment), projects and future. It also supports and informs enterpreneurs on methods to financially develop their business and to better manage human resources.
ART2WORK wishes to contribute to developing a creative city, where people are given opportunities. A creative city is one that creates a suitable climate for « creativity » in the broadest sense of the word.
The main aim is to combine work with creative value, provide workshops to the creative minds, accompany the unemployed and employers in a creative manner, include the Brussels cultural sector in these integration paths, build bridges wherever necessary. In short, « art to work »
BOZAR is an interdisciplinary fine arts centre located in Brussels. His project was designed to meet several challenges. An architectural one: creating a building that would meet the needs of different disciplines while still preserving its own architectural cogency. An artistic challenge: to host all forms of art, at the highest level and in the best possible conditions. A cultural challenge: to make art accessible to as many people as possible, free of elitism but without lowering standards.
BRASS is a nonprofit association created in 2008 to support local authorities and socio-cultural development in the commune of Forest (Brussels). Nowadays, it is the municipal cultural operator dedicated to French-speaking cultural affairs and cultural department of the commune. BRASS supports emerging initiatives and current cultural practices. It also federated local energies and fosters exchanges, emancipation and openness.
//Brussels Kunstenoverleg/ Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles//
The Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles (RAB) is a cultural network that was established in 2004. Today it brings together about 44 French speaking cultural institutions in the Brussels region of Belgium: theatres, cultural centres, art labs, festivals, etcetera. As a Brussels based network, the RAB has a close collaboration with the Dutch speaking cultural network Brussels Kunstenoverleg (BKO).
//CASI – UO Centre d’Action Sociale Italien//
Since 1970, Casi-uo has been working on defining identity and insertion in Brussels society for Italian communities. It has been promoting initiatives for citizenry, cultural development and fight against school failure through many different and articulated projects. Nowadays, Casi-uo’s ambition is to foster openness, explore a new Europe and contribute to intercultural experiences.
//CCAEB (Conseil des Communautés Africaines en Europe/Belgique )//
Since 1992, CCAEB (Council of African Comunities in Europe/Belgium) has been a federation of associations run by Subsaharian people. Our mission is to bring appropriate solutions to many issues generated by the absence of planified and concerted migratory policies between host and home countries. This federation has developed coordination and exchanges between associations as well as a quality support to network actions, consolidation of capacities and intercultural dialogue.
CEFA is the center for part-time training and education. Its mission is to represent a meeting point between training beneficiaries (mostly young students) and employers and to facilitate access to many part-time training programmes in connection with 8 activity sectors (arts, industry, construction, clothing, economy, agronomy, services to individuals, hostels and catering sector).
//Centrale For Contemporary Art//
CENTRALE for contemporary art is at the core of art and society. It fosters development, debates and support for contemporary creation in a multicultural city like Brussels, including in an international perspective.
It facilitates access to culture for all to shed the elitist image of contemporary art. Many missions fulfill this ambition, such as including artists excluded from official art circuits, facilitating art access to minorities, presenting works challenging the limits of art and not imposing a unique conception of creation.
//Centre Bruxellois d’Action Interculturelle//
The Center of Intercultural Action of Brussels (CBAI) is an association funded in 1981 and based on migratory and exodus experiences and on a civil passion. It gathers practices, know-hows, individual and collective approaches for meetings, cooperation and negociation. It includes many services, such as information and documentation on local life, promotion of cultural and intercultural initiatives, trainings of cultural and multicultural operators in Brussels, support to associations and social cohesion operators.
//Centre culturel Omar Khayam//
Funded in 1993, Omar Khayam cultural center is an nonprofit association dedicated to the creation of spaces of dialogue, contacts, mutual understanding and sociocultural exchanges. It organizes trainings, entertainments, creative workshops, conferences and seminars and develops projects of social cohesion. It also collaborates with public institutions, schools and operators of the associative sphere.
//Centre d’Action Interculturelle de la Province de Namur//
The Center of Intercultural action of Namur province is a regional center for the integration of foreign people and foreign origin citizens. It is an authorized center acting in Wallonia, whose priorities are to enhance the development of the global province of Namur, in particular by including newcomers.
//Centre Régional du Libre Examen//
The Centre régional du Libre Examen (regional center of Free Inquiry) aims at promoting the principle of free inquiry and the development of a critical awareness of societal realities. Its objective is to arouse capacities of analysis, choice and action for the human emancipation towards any form of clericalism, subjugation and discrimination, with a secular perspective of lifelong education. It is a space of freedom, debates and reflexion where citizens can share opinions and contribute to the critical analysis of societies.
As a legal association, Transe-en-Danse was co-founded in 2008, with the aim of promoting intercultural dialogue, non-violence and active citizenship. The association wishes to achieve these goals by practicing art, creating art, and initiating people to art, through all the possible aspects of non-formal education and within the scope of any potential intercultural exchange.
CIRE association is dedicated to develop reflections and awareness on issues impacting asylum seekers’, refugees and foreign people such as migrations, reception of asylum seekers, confinement and expulsion, integration of those people in our society. Their actions aim at advocating the need to consolidate foreign people’s rights and the asylum right and to ensure the respect of human civil rights, and at redefining our vision of migrants to foster social cohesion and multiculturalism.
//Commune d’Ixelles – Maison de l’emploi//
La Maison de l’Emploi of the commune of Ixelles is a public employment agency dedicated to support job seekers, employees and employers in carrying out administrative procedures linked to employment, such as delivering information on employment rights, validating documents for part-time workers, coaching beneficiaries, organizing events and training sessions.
Comocongo is a nonprofit association offering creative solutions to develop the Congolese audiovisual environment. It helps its partners in carrying out administrative procedures and getting expertise in the Congolese mediatic framework.
Le Centre Public d’Action Sociale of Ixelles (Public Center of Social Action) is a public service created to ensure social support in accordance with conditions established by the law to people and families. It can provide material, social, medical, medico-social or psychological supports, such as information on social rights regulation, on financial and material aids, medical care, housing benefits and socio-professional integration
Dēmos is a non-partisan public research and advocacy organization established in 2008. It focuses on social and policy developments in culture, youth work and sports. It contributes to the development of policy and practices that focus mainly on groups and practices that are under-represented and underexposed in our society.
//Editions du Souffle//
Les Editions du Souffle is a publishing organization gathering reflections on multiple and permanent disqualifications in non-academic, popular and minorities’ spheres. Every book is a system of protection created by disqualified people and is a way to come into the light, to testify to complexities of popular, non-academic and minority dimensions.
Formeville develops training programmes with pedagogic aspects based on interaction and apprentice through experimentation. The association highlights professional practices of participants to respond to their specific needs relating to realities and experiences. Its provides with services in interpersonal communication, human resources management, team supervision and cohesion, project development especially related to social cohesion.
Funded in 1976, Gsara is an association and an audiovisual platform. It takes into account the evolution of media and audiovisual fields to arouse a critical point of view and reflection on image and sound, to promote audiovisual means and share knowledges and practices, to provide with animation programmes and training on video, radio, photography and informatics tools and to realise, product and coproduct films and documentaries containing pedagogic, educative, social and political questions.
Idée 53 offers full-time trainings in Brussels : Housekeeping, Home care, Kitchen help et Office clerk. The trainings are given to Brussels jobseekers, aged 18 years or more and with limited qualification. Idée 53 is a European project supported and recognized by the authorities. Idée 53’s objective : « Build with you your career and develop social and cultural links ».
Liège and Brussels
IRFAM is a resource entity founded in 1996 by field workers and university researchers, for professionals working in the fields of social action, education, etc. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute aims to construct links between research in psychology and work in the field of integration and development, together with the fight against discriminations as well as the diversity management.
In its capacity as a Brussels city theatre the KVS chooses to be a platform for a range of voices and stories from the multilingual and extremely diverse capital of Belgium andurban reality, its challenges, tensions and opportunities are the seeds from which the KVS unfolds its artistic activities. KVS wishes to contribute to tomorrow’s city and believes in artistic practices that are fed by local contexts.
//Lire et Ecrire Bruxelles//
Brussels and Wallonia
Funded in 1983 by Christian and socialists labor movements, Lire et Ecrire (Read and Write) fight for alphabetization rights for all via high quality trainings and a federation of associations. This movement organizes the reception and orientations of beneficiaries, trains academic experts, runs awareness-raising campaigns and research and studies to be published. It also develops socio-professional insertion, social and cultural cohesion.
Maison Africaine (African House) is a nonprofit association inserted in a wide associative network in Brussels and was funded in 1961 to receive Congolese students. Nowadays, they help students from more than 25 nations to integrate in Brussels society. The organization supports international students coming to Belgium to pursue or finish their studies. It makes available 80 bedrooms in 2 buildings to host more than 150 students and interns each year.
//Commune de Saint Gilles//
The Commune of Saint-Gilles is the municipality of Saint-Gilles, in Brussels.
//Maison de l’Amérique Latina//
Maison de l’Amérique Latine (Latin America House) is a nonprofit association funded in 1976. Its objective is to promote Latin-American culture and to foster international cooperation and sustainable development. The organization receives members of Latin-American communities, develops networks and contacts especially with universities. Its also proposes sociocultural initiatives, informs the beneficiaries and brings people together.
//Maison des Cultures de Molenbeek//
Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale (House of Cultures and Social Cohesion) is public service of the municipality of Molenbeek-St-Jean. It represents an artistic place and develops direct relations and proximity with citizens, especially by organizing and making available cultural, intercultural, pedagogic and social workshops for adults and children.
Minderhedenforum is a Flemmish federation of 1,700 ethno-cultural minority associations in Flanders and in Brussels. It promotes diversity, multi ethnicity and social cohesion.
//Mission Locale d’Ixelles//
La Mission locale pour l’Emploi et la Formation of the municipality of Ixelles (Local agency for employment and training) is a nonprofit association funded in 1991. Its mission is to foster professional training and employment opportunities for socially and professionally disqualified people. It fights for social insertion providing people with the adequate working conditions.
MRAX (Movement against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia) is an association that fights against anti-semitism, racism and xenophobia. It calls for union and actions against discrimination, hatred and prejudices based on nationalities, languages, cultures, ethnical or national origins, colour of skins, confessions, philosophical convictions and a claimed notion of human races.
Brussels and Wallonia
Pax Christi is an association of the educational sector whose mission is to make aware citizens and policymakers to the situation that divide the different populations established in Belgium in order to help citizens and decision-makers to become agents of peace. The association develops a critical analysis of the society and fosters democratic initiatives and active citizenship to reinforce the action and reflection capacity of everyone.
The Platform of African communities is a social-cultural umbrella organization of Black-African organizations active in Flanders and Brussels. They act to:
1. Defend the interests of the African community
2. Facilitate contact between the African non-profit social network and their environment
3. Stimulate the development of the African non-profit social network
4. Unite the forces to come out as one community
5. Ensure the economic and social emancipation of the African communities
//Service Culture de Bruxelles//
The ‘Service Culture’ is the cultural department of the municipality of Brussels. This department is responsible for cultural, educational and sportive infrastructures and public initiatives in these fields.
SHARE is a Migrants’ Forum founded in 2012 in Brussels. It aims to ( re) establish a process of exchange among migrants’ associations, support organizations for foreigners, political and economic institutions. Its main objective is to allow not only a better understanding of these migrants’ associations and their role in society, but also to reinforce the links for future collaborations and partnerships.
SMart organisation offers realistic answers and administrative, legal, fiscal and financial advice. Moreover, it offers training and tools to simplify and legalise professional activities in the creative industry. Today SMart has 10 offices in Belgium, 60 000 members and
offices in 10 European countries.
Theatre Varia is an entertaining place in Brussels funded in 1988. This infrastructure had been existing since 1905. It offers a diversified programmation for all kinds of publics, children and adults, in a perspective of education and a better access to culture.
Zinnema warmly welcomes amateur artists and this in the rich diversity of a big city. A professional home for your projects but also a platform of constructive teamwork, support and diversity in Brussels.
//Commune de Saint Gilles – Maison de l’Emploi//
La Maison de l’Emploi of the commune of Saint-Gilles is a public employment agency dedicated to support job seekers, employees and employers in carrying out administrative procedures linked to employment, such as delivering information on employment rights, validating documents for part-time workers, coaching beneficiaries, organizing events and training sessions.
Is the Cabinet of the Minister for youth, justice and promotion of Brussels, Rachid Madrane
//Pour La Solidarité//
Founded in 2002 by the Belgian economist Denis Stokkink, POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ – PLS is an independent European think & do tank committed to promoting solidarity and sustainability in Europe. In its annual activity report, PLS presents its publications, events, projets and counselling activities of all the five thematic areas in the past year. The PLS team is composed of members with multicultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds and works in the public space alongside socioeconomic actors.