Visit of a delegation of Sweden to Kortrijk
April 26, 2007 4:12 PM
On the 19th of April, a large delegation of 30 representatives from the adult education sector in Sweden came on a study trip to Kortrijk. The City of Kortrijk, the Public Centre of Social Welfare and the Library presented the local LLL-results of the VISP project and after some site seeing also local organisations and adult education institutes presented their school and way of working.
...And up to Kortrijk
February 23, 2007 10:20 AM
After the visit to Enschede, the filmcrew arrived in Kortrijk to shoot the necessary film material about the local projects. On the agenda were : visit to the gate building with its various activities ( sport school, circus school, interview with the theatre association, recording of the CD of the L'Orchestre International du Vetex ), shooting at the business centre and the recording of the statement of the Mayor and some explanation about the project of the new library.
How to counter brain drain in Kortrijk ?
July 5, 2006 7:38 AM
According to a study of the Province West-Flanders, about 770 youngsters between 20 and 34 years leave Kortrijk every year. University and high schools look for ways to counter this brain drain.
Renovation social housing : the results
April 10, 2006 1:26 PM
Clarus is a social economy project : a construction company where 10 long term unemployed get training in renovation skills : masonry, carpentry, wiring..
Libraries and civil society : invitation seminar
February 15, 2006 1:42 PM
The Netherlands Public Library Association (Vereniging van Openbare Bibliotheken) and the Flemish agency for public libraries (Vlaams Centrum voor Openbare Bibliotheken - VCOB) have formed the Low Countries LIbrary Link. They take turns in organizing and hosting an international seminar, choosing as its theme a current itopig for colleagues in the low countries and their neighbouring countries.
Start of the lay of the director's garden
February 23, 2007 10:53 AM
In March, after the winter stop, the lay of the director's garden of the V-Tex gatebuilding will start.Up to now, the garden has been maintained and cleaned up as it was and used for neighbourhood activities like a summer brunch or the theatre play in open air.
Study visit to Idea Stores London
May 11, 2006 1:04 PM
For the study about the combination of Library and LLL in Kortrijk, an inventory of best practices from Belgium and abroad has been made.One good example of this synergy has been found in the Idea Stores of London.
Study about combination LLL and Library
April 10, 2006 12:45 PM
Some members of the steering group New Library
On the 9th of March 2004, a work group New Library with external experts and key players of the city administration has got the assignment to investigate a desirable concept for the New Library in Kortrijk. This resulted in 2005 in two vision texts about the funtion of the library and decisions on the concept of the library, the decentralised structure and work, the role as provider of educational services, automation, competence management, location and building program.
New open learning centre in Kortrijk
February 8, 2006 8:58 AM
Students of the Provincial Technical Institute in Kortrijk can improve their learning process thanks to the new open learning centre and the electronical learning environment with 36 computers and 30 places for individual work. Stuents don't get traditional lessons, but can work individually under guidance.