In collaboration with the Ligue de l'Enseignement et de l'Éducation Permanente (a Belgian not-for-profit organisation for continuing education), the CVB organises video coordinator training for jobseekers.

This training course is part of a training program supported by the Ligue de l'Enseignement et de l'Éducation Permanente and the Mission Locale pour l'Emploi de Bruxelles (organisation helping jobseekers in Brussels).

The project’s aim is to fight against poverty and social exclusion by offering training for people with few qualifications or seeking a job to enable them to apply for jobs in the socio-cultural sector. General training is given on how to set up socio-cultural projects and more specific training is given in four areas that meet the job descriptions set out under the Belgian Federal collective employment agreements system by Joint Committee no. 329:

  • setting up socio-cultural projects with groups on the ground,
  • setting up a not-for-profit institution,
  • setting up training activities in the not-for-profit sector,
  • and setting up video workshops in the socio-cultural sector.

The general aim is to re-galvanise people around a professional training project in the socio-cultural sector by offering group support, training, a work placement, or help with finding a job or a training course. At the end of the project, participants will have a clearer idea of their own project, have acquired basic skills in jobs linked to socio-cultural activities, have established a support and cooperation network with the other learners, have done a short work placement (voluntary) in a relevant institution, and have started looking for a job or a qualification.

The CVB is in charge of the module on setting up video workshops.

In this module, each trainee experiments with audiovisual tools and setting up a group, and learns about the structural and formal constraints of a video workshop. It enables them to produce their own personal method sheet for setting up a video workshop.

The main idea is that each trainee should become autonomous as an organiser and sensitive to audiovisual expression and practice.

15 days of training are spread out over four weeks and the work is split into different work stages:

  •  learning sound, image and editing techniques with professionals;
  • experimenting with tools and technique to develop a point of view, a sensibility, an expression;
  • learning about group leadership, dynamics and cohesion;
  • professional visits and meetings with associations working in the audiovisual and activity organising fields;
  • continual collective and individual analysis.