Mobile broadcast unit for Culture
Topic of the practice
Good Practice Information
The “Régie Mobile pour la Culture” of Etterbeek is a project of professional transition created in 1998 by the Mission Locale of Etterbeek and so far, unique in Brussels. Its objective is to train technical staff in sound and light and to accompany their insertion into the socio-cultural sector.This programme is a Programme of Professional Transition which aims to reabsorb the unemployed and to meet the needs of a sector, which are rarely met by the circuit of “regular work”, i.e. the cultural sector and in particular the audiovisual sector.Some of the unemployed workers are also trained to become audiovisual technicians. It includes general control booth (scenography, stage organisation, etc.), sounds, electricity, technical organisation, audiovisual and editing, video operator, etc. but also personal and professional competences are developed through an evaluation process (behaviour, motivation, punctuality, etc.).and gives knowledge on workers’ rights and obligation in the framework of an employment contract. In the course of 2 years, trainees have also the opportunity to build up a solid address book, which is not so easy to obtain in this sector in particular.
Thus, trainees’ objectives are not only to gather knowledge and experience, but also to gain self-confidence, develop their time management, build up contacts and benefit from social mobility.One of the characteristics of the project lies in the fact that it concerns the audiovisual sector, which is infrequently targeted by this kind of program.Beneficiaries are:- Registered as “person at search of a job”, less than 25 years old and benefiting from public allowances for minimum 12 months within interruption,Or:- Registered as “person at search of a job”, without age limitation and benefiting from public allowances for minimum 24 months within interruption.The project is 100% granted by public subventions from ONEM/RVA (National Employment Service), Actiris (Regional Employment Service for Brussels), CPAS/ OCMW (public centres of social action), the local representative of the French-speaking authorities in the Brussels-Capital Region COCOF (The Commission Communautaire Française - French Community Commission) and the European Social Fund.
Besides this, the project also receives money from customers (3 euros per hour per trainee).
Evidence of success
Results 2010:Out of 23 trainees:13 continue the same activity,5 Received a positive exit,5 dropped out.The project objective clearly consists in raising the professional competences of the trainees integrated in the program and supporting their durable insertion on the labour market and this, in an economic context of Brussels characterized by a strong unemployment rate.The set up program contributes to the rise of a qualified workforce and reduces consequently the risks of stagnation in unemployment.From this project, 7 people (teachers, professionals, members of associations) decided to set up a new project: ZIN TV, a television of citizen participation in Belgium.It is based in Brussels and work with the network of organized communities, associations and the social movement in general. The mission is to develop intellectually, culturally, politically and socially the creative potential of the urban or rural population, who is excluded in the media.
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Régie Mobile pour la Culture