The Youth Information Centre of Brest (BIJ) is a part of a network of 1500 info points throughout France. The BIJ is a not-for-profit organization with an independent status but financed by the city of Brest, the local government and the ministry of youth and sports. The BIJ is a hosting and sending organization for EVS. Since 2009, the association has helped more than 60 young people to live their first experience abroad. They also organize youth exchanges.