Leiedal is an intermunicipal organization that supports the broad socio-economic and spatial development of the 13 municipalities in the south of West-Flanders (in Belgium). The city of Kortrijk is its capital. Kortrijk is a 20 minutes drive away from the French city of Lille (Rijsel).
The region has one of the most dense networks of organisations, governments and institutes, civil society, ... involved in regional development. One of the main axes of development is entrepreneurship. In the region about 10.000 companies, mainly SME's, are active. In the past there was an important flax and textile industry. Nowadays many future-orientied companies are active world wide in many different product categories, although the textile industry is still important.
Leiedal is an intermunicipal organization that supports the broad socio-economic and spatial development of the 13 municipalities in the south of West-Flanders (in Belgium). In partnership with the 13 local governments, Leiedal aims for a sustainable development of the region, into an optimal area to live and to work in. Leiedal's main activities are economy, e-government, urban development, living and housing, environment, mobility.
Mentor is a subpartner of Leiedal. Mentor vzw is a centre for Life Long Learning and an advisory office for social economy. The mission of Mentor vzw is promoting durable employment of disadvantaged groups on the labour market. Mentor's main activities are education (for jobseekers, workers and employees), guidance, orientation and advice to companies. The organization is located in Kortrijk (in Belgium).
- The development of a central registration system for social housing for the elderly in the region of South-West Flanders.
- The development of a volunteer database based on the talents and skills of the volunteer in order to create a better matching.
- The organization of Stumbling Block: a trial where you can experience first-hand obstacles that elderly and people with disabilities face. Another part of stumbling block consists of brainstorming sessions.