The AIKB (Association Intégration
Kreiz Breizh) is located in Gouarec
22570 and is a non-profit-making association set up in 2003 (in accordance
with French law) with the aim of helping 'newcomers' settle into their
new life in Brittany.
All members are entitled to vote
at the Annual General Meeting.
Members pay an annual subscription
of €40 per household, plus a one-off joining fee of 10€.
Members who contribute to the association
by way of their subscription fee are very important in supporting the work
we do - so every member is valuable.
Helps members understand official letters
and forms, make telephone calls to the administrative services, help complete
forms, and explain the steps to take with other tasks such as applying
for health cover, declaring income, applying for a residency permit, exchanging
a driving licence, setting up a business, registering a car, applying for
Acts as a mediator in complex cases;
Holds regular conferences - from setting
up your own business to inheritance law and lots more in between;
Organises cultural outings to places
Arranges regular social events to help
you make new friends;
Organises French lessons for non-French
speakers and English lessons for non-English speakers;
Holds a weekly informal Conversation
Club - a chance to improve your language skills with local French volunteers;
Our English language lending library
has over a thousand books - and is regularly updated thanks to generous
donations from our members;
Groups who meet on a regular basis -
La Troupe Arlequin (amateur dramatics), Art Group, Textile Group, Photo
Club, The Wandering Arrows (archery group) and a Book Club;
The AIKB is a RELAIS
EUROPARMOR - the Conseil Departemental 22ís initiative to promote
mobility, training and working in Europe by our cultural exchange projects
with schools and colleges and promoted on our radio programme.
on Brittany is a monthly English language community radio programme
produced by the AIKB. Listen-in to find out more about the life and culture
of Brittany. We have lots of useful topics for those new and not so new
to Brittany. You can also improve your French listening skills with our
bi-lingual interviews. All recordings can be downloaded. Spotlight on Brittany
is broadcast on Radio Kreiz Breizh and Radio Bro Gwened.
The AIKB is also a partner with
CPAM Côtes díArmor - giving us direct access to CPAM on behalf of
urgent or priority cases.