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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Date outcomes contract signed: 2018

Start date of service provision: Apr 2018

Anticipated completion date: Feb 2023

Capital raised (minimum): EUR 2.20m (USD 2.60m)

Service users: 750 individuals


The IOD ('Intervention sur les Offres et les Demandes' in French) is an original method to help the employment of target groups that are very far removed from the labor market to find work. For long-term job seekers and the low-skilled, a resume can be a major hurdle. A resume with holes or with a sloppy layout is quickly put to the side. In other cases, the name that appears at the top of the resume takes care of that. While none of these things have to mean that the job seeker would not be competent. With the IOD method, the CV is omitted and the focus is only on the needs of the employer. The employer no longer chooses on the basis of CVs: it is the jobseeker who chooses his job and position based on the job offers – at least three – that are offered to him or her. The roles are thus reversed, which not only avoids discrimination in recruitment, but also involves the job seeker – who is no longer called a job seeker, but “professional” – more in the process.

Target population

Job seekers with a low level of education or job seekers who have been unemployed for more than 2 years.



  • Belgium

Service delivery locations

  • Brussels - Forêt

Involved organisations

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Outcome metrics

  • Professional insertion rate. The individual: (i) Has created his or her own employment; (ii) Has been employed under an Employment Contract(s) for at least ninety (90) days within one (1) year of the individual's date of entry into the Project; (iii) Is in possession of a Contract of Employment for at least ninety (90) consecutive days, one (1) year after the date of the individual's entry into the Project; (iv) has obtained an Employment Contract, with no identified end date, within one (1) year of the individual's date of entry into the Project;
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