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In May 2013, the FormaForm training centre for trainers established its headquarters in a building in the Einstein science park in Louvain-la-Neuve. It is 30 kilometres south of Brussels, midway between the national capital and Namur, the capital of Wallonia.

Launched in 2008, FormaForm is a result of the partnership between the three leading public vocational training organisations in French-speaking Belgium: Forem, the Centre for Vocational and Continuing Training in Wallonia, its equivalent in Brussels, Bruxelles Formation and IFAPME, an institute for work/study training for small and medium-sized enterprises. Establishment of FormaForm in Louvain-la-Neuve marks an ingenious pooling of resources focusing on a mission shared by the three organisations: training of trainers, who will in turn educate future trainees.

There are almost five million people in French-speaking Belgium; a population admittedly small numerically in the European context, but with a long tradition of excellence arising from the quality of its workers and artisans. This quality has always been based on training, an indispensable tool in economic reorganisation and development of occupations.

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