Passerelle Culturelle

The Musée de l’Elysée, in partnership with the Institution de Lavigny, is currently offering training tailored to the needs of young people from special education programs who have an interest in culture and display particular skills that call for an unconventional study path. Passerelle Culturelle allows young people to join public or private cultural institutions, to discover their interests and develop a concrete career plan.

Founded in 2013 by the Institution de Lavigny and the Musée de l'Elysée following research and pilot-experiments, Passerelle Culturelle is directed at young people aged 16 to 20 who have completed their compulsory schooling. It is offered by the Passerelle/Institution de Lavigny to the SESAF (Service de l'enseignement spécialisé et de l'appui à la formation / Specialised Teaching and Training-Support Service) and to the OAI (Office de l'assurance-invalidité / Disability Insurance Office) in Vaud. This training is making it possible for young people to find work in the cultural sector and offer their skills to diversify the services available to the general public. The training takes place over three years and is made up of three components: practical experience in a cultural institution, theoretical training in training centres, schools and universities in the Canton of Vaud, and internships.

Passerelle Culturelle was launched in September 2013 for the first component of the training. Five young people will follow the training program, managed by the Passerelle/Institution de Lavigny and the Musée de l'Elysée. Three times per week, they visit participating cultural organizations, and once per week they meet with the coordinator at the Musée de l'Elysée to ensure that their individual work is monitored. Depending on their needs, the participants will be able to take a variety of courses and sit in on courses given at various training centres in the Canton of Vaud (UNIL, Manufacture, l'EJMA, etc.). This training is supported by the Department of Training, Youth and Culture (DFJC), particularly the SESAF, the SERAC (Service des affaires culturelles / Cultural Affairs Service) of the Canton of Vaud, as well as the OAI Vaud.

Informations and contacts

Passerelle Culturelle Official Website


Institution de Lavigny
Deborah Galmiche
Directrice de La Passerelle, Responsable de programme
+41 21  821 47 47

Musée de l'Elysée

Sinje Kappes
+41 21 316 99 16

Raquel Pérez Baena
Coordinatrice Passerelle Culturelle
+41 21 316 99 25