The Institute

How LIVE was born

Finding your way back into work after long-term unemployment, whether by choice or circumstance, can often be difficult, and it is even harder without support.

That is why Brigitte Macron, with the help of the LVMH Group and an Educational Committee, founded LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi.


Give LIVE students a chance to discover a vocation and develop an employment plan thanks to personalized support to help them find a job directly, join a transition to employment program, or benefit from additional training.


The entire program was approved by an Educational Committee composed of renowned figures committed to helping people into work or training and promoting equal opportunities.

Since 2019

The LIVE story began in September 2019 with the opening of the first campus in Clichy-sous-Bois. Building on the success of this first step, two new campus’s have been opened, one in Valence in March 2021 and a second in Roubaix in September 2021. This momentum continued with the opening of a LIVE Campus in Marseille in March 2023.

Message from the Managing Director

“People who join the LIVE program receive personalized support as they themselves apply the resources  they are given to build a path to success. Some 80% of LIVE participants complete the program and move on to either employment or further training.”

Olivier Théophile

Managing Director of LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi

The five LIVE campuses

Every year, 500 people can enroll at each of the five LIVE campuses:


for the greater Paris region (Île-de-France)

For Grand Est region


for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region


in partnership with the EDHEC Business School

for the Hauts-de-France region


for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Le Havre

For Normandy region

Open September 2024 

Map of France with the five campuses : Clichy-sous-Bois, Reims, Marseille, Roubaix, Valence.

A passionate governance

Chaired by Brigitte Macron, the LIVE Educational Committee met for the first time in February 2019 to approve and offer their expertise to enrich the program. It is composed of prominent figures, all renowned for their dedication to education, reintegration and equal opportunities.

Members of the LIVE Board of Directors

  • Brigitte Macron
    – President of LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi

  • Chantal Gaemperle
    – Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, LVMH Group

  • Olivier Théophile
    – Managing Director of LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi

  • 3 members of the Educational Committee

Members of the Educational CommitteeComposition at 01/01/23

  • Etienne Galmiche
    – Founder of L’Agence Activement Bousculante (LAAB)

  • Hâkim Hallouch
    – Managing Director of the Paideia Education endowment fund

  • Olivier Klein
    – French Interministerial Delegation to Combat Racism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-LGBT Hate (DILCRAH)

  • Fabien Loubayi, « BenJ »
    – Songwriter-composer-singer and producer

  • Emmanuel Métais
    – Dean EDHEC Business School

  • Thierry Marx
    – Chef, entrepreneur, creator of Cuisine Mode d’Emploi

  • Olivier Théophile
    – Managing Director of LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi

  • Zahia Ziouani
    – Conductor, Divertimento