What if we would help each other to find a job?

Are you looking for a job?

Do you find it hard to search on your own, or not enough stimulating? Join a Cosearching group

I register for the programme

What if we helped each other to find our job?

Are you looking for a job?

You tell yourself that searching alone is neither easy nor motivating?  Join a Cosearching group

I register for the programme

Why join a Cosearching group?

Feel less isolated

Join a self-help group to regain rhythm, to support each other, and to give and receive advice.

Boost your project

Focus on the challenges and obstacles of each of the participants… to gain new ideas and perspectives.

Gain (new) skills

Discover collective intelligence tools, learn how to collaborate as a team and how to manage the framework of a meeting.

They lived the experience!

How to join a Cosearching group?

– Step 1 –

Register

Register for the next
information session

– Step 2 –

Become a Cosearcher

Follow our 8-week programme

– Step 3 –

Integrating the community

Help each other through our different workshops

1 . Sign in

1 information session a month in French or in Dutch

 (see the next dates in the registration form below)

1 . Sign in

1 information session a month in French or in Dutch

 (see the next dates in the registration form below)

2 . Become a Cosearcher

In a small group of 10 people in the presence of a Cosearching facilitator

Online or face-to-face depending on your preference* :
2 workshops (3h) per week during 8 weeks.

*presential attendance is only possible following sanitary measures

2 . Become a cosearcher

In a small group of 10 people in the presence of a cosearcher facilitator

Online or face-to-face depending on your preference* :
2 workshops (3h) per week during 8 weeks.

*presential attendance is only possible if sanitary measures allow it

3 . Participating in the Cosearching Community

After 8 weeks of group sessions with your facilitator, you will be integrated into the Cosearching community and you will be invited to contribute to this community :

1/ Co’Search

We offer you the opportunity to continue meeting the members of your small group and to continue developing your professional project.

2/ Co’Lab

Members of the Community propose a wide variety of thematic workshops and invite Cosearchers who wish to participate. An opportunity to showcase your skills and/or discover new tools.

3/ Co’Nect

All members of the Community are invited to gather and to exchange and meet inspiring partners.

3 . Participating in the life of the Community

After the 5 weeks of support, you will be integrated into the Community and invited to actively contribute to the development of the logic of mutual aid: :

1/ Co’Search

We offer you the opportunity to meet each week independently in small groups in order to move forward with your project.

2/ Co’Lab

Members of the community propose a wide variety of thematic workshops and invite cosearchers who wish to participate. An opportunity to showcase your skills and/or discover new tools.

3/ Co’Nect

The whole Community is invited to come together to exchange and meet inspiring partners.

What does it mean to become a Cosearcher?

During 8 weeks you will gradually become a Cosearcher:

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You will learn how to work in team

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You will learn how to juggle with the tools of collective intelligence

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You are going to build a meeting structure and autonomy

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You will learn how to use the Backstage Network platform

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You will meet other members of the Community

Access the Cosearching community 24 hours a day

Backstage.Network is a social network for jobseekers which brings together several collaborative projects. It offers an opportunity for the Cosearching community to meet, to communicate, to exchange information, and to cooperate and propose activities.

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Keep in touch with the Cosearchers of your own group

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Find inspiration

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Discover new opportunities

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Expand your network

Participate in the activities of the Cosearching community

1/ Co’Search

Join the members of the Community and/or your own group for mutual aid:

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Develop your professional project

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Keep a rhythm

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Support other cosearchers

2/ Co’Lab

Offer a workshop to all Community members and/or register for an activity that interests you.

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Develop your skills

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Share your interests

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Discover and get inspired

3/ Co’Nect

Experience moments of exchange with the entire Community and discover new pathways for your project.

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Expand your network

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Share your success stories

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Gain motivation

In order to participate in the Cosearching programme, you must first attend an info session.

I register for an info session

FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do in a group? What happens when the facilitator is gone?
During the first few weeks, your group will meet with a facilitator. The facilitator will help you to set up a caring framework for listening and exchange between each member of the group. Little by little, the group will organise its own weekly meetings.
Can I choose my group and its members according to my profile or interests?

Initially, groups of +/- 10 people are formed randomly, without selection. Experience has shown us that the diversity of the members is a factor of success, facilitating exchanges and mutual aid. However, in a second stage, you will have the opportunity to meet other co-researchers and to join or create your own group according to common interests.

Do I have to speak French or Dutch to participate in Cosearching?
We organize most of the groups in Dutch or French. If you participate in one of these groups, then a minimum knowledge of one of these languages is necessary, but if you have difficulties, the group will always be there to help you (there is always someone who can help you translate)!
If you don’t speak Dutch or French at all, we also organize groups in English once or twice a year. You can choose this option and we will contact you when the English group is scheduled.
Am I obliged to attend all group meetings?
Your participation is voluntary. You are free to join a group or not and to continue the experience, but if you participate you commit yourself to be present as much as possible at all the meetings planned with the facilitator.
Do I have to be a resident of Brussels or Wallonia to be able to register for this activity?

Yes. You must either live in Brussels and be registered with Actiris, or live in Wallonia and be registered with Forem, in order to be able to participate in our activities for free in these two regions.
If you live in Flanders, please contact our partner.

Does the Covid-19 health crisis prevent the smooth running of Cosearching?
Since the beginning of the crisis, we have been proposing to co-researchers to meet by videoconference. We provide the necessary tools (Zoom) and help you to use them. Depending on the evolution of the situation, we can switch to face-to-face and/or online without any problem. If you do not have the necessary hardware, we will help you to find a solution.