Since March 2017, La Ligue des Familles and Convivial has been offering Belgians and long-time resident citizens the opportunity to come into contact with refugees living in their immediate neighbourhood. These citizens then offer various services according to their availability, skills, desires, etc. while respecting the needs and wishes of refugees.
Neighbours can provide help with homework or transport, discovering the neighbourhood or the city, reading mail, talking in French, sharing a meal, etc., - the type of support provided is different each time, depending on what the Belgian neighbours and refugees decide to do together.
Convivial and the Ligue des Familles supervise the recruitment, training and networking of Voisins Solidaires between them. They also offer distance mediation and collective support throughout the project. Great freedom of action is offered to allow the relationship between Belgian neighbours and refugees to develop in a flexible and spontaneous manner.
Since 2017, around a hundred households have met their refugee neighbours, helped them, accompanied them or simply invited them to share some time together.
The project is funded by La Ligue des Familles and Convivial.