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Welcome to Convivial

Convivial was born out of a meeting and mutual support between two women, a Belgian and a Rwandan refugee in 1994. Its aim is to promote the integration of refugees and newcomers to Belgium in a dynamic process of listening and mutual commitment.

Welcome to Convivial

Services offered

  • Specialised social support and help with initial settlement : reception, social support, specific monitoring of vulnerable people, search for accommodation, furniture, clothing, food parcels and family reunification for refugees 
  • BAPA – Access to the reception program for newcomers to Brussels : orientation towards adapted French courses, citizenship training and social support.
  • Social and professionel mentorship : help in finding a job and training, advice on career change, support in the process of equivalence of diplomas
  • Training through work workshops : pre-qualifying training in carpentry
  • Cultural encounters , conversation tables and other activities to establish lasting relationships with Belgian citizens or those who have been living in Belgium for a long time.

Contact

For more information do not hesitate to contact us directly (we will do our best to answer you in your language) :

  • T 02 503 43 46 – F 02 503 19 74
  • info@convivial.be

BAPA  Convivial
  • T. 02 315 39 00
  • info.bapa@convivial.be

Opening Hours 

  • From September to June: Services available by appointment from Monday to Thursday from  9am to 12.30pm and from 1pm to 5pm and on Friday from 9am to 12pm.
  • In July and August: Services available by appointment from Monday to Thursday from  9am to 12.30pm and from 1pm to 3pm and on Friday from  9am to 12.30pm and from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Accessibility:

To get to Convivial :

  • By train : Gare du Midi – then take bus 49 or 50 (direction Bockstael or Lot – stop :“Charroi”) or tram 82 (direction Drogenbos Chateau – stop : “Wiels”)
  • STIB Transports : Bus : line 49 and 50 (Stop : “Charroi”) – Tram : line 82 (Stop : “Wiels”)