Cooperative d’Initiative Jeunes (CIJ) is a public interest cooperative providing support to young entrepreneurs. CIJ promotes empowerment and active citizenship to enhance open and digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work. Its expertise is based on cooperative pedagogy and new technologies (internet and ICT) to provide young people and trainers with tools that can be used to improve the teaching-learning process.
The cooperative introduces young people to the democratic functioning of a company, to the organisation of labour, cooperative management and operation of the market. Young people are supported by facilitators, a local committee which brings together professionals in employment, cooperatives, actors of social and solidarity economy sector. Supported by an experienced and skilled regional network, CIJ develops and promotes multidisciplinary approaches based on the transfer of know-how and the articulation between theoretical and practical activities where learners are put into a real-life situation, which helps them develop skills and knowledge.
Providing support for the creation and development of economic activities by youth, CIJ supports various studies, diagnoses, the implementation of training actions for territorial animation and local development