LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi – opens fifth campus in Reims, bringing its support capacity to over 550 people



Inaugurated on April 29 during a ceremony attended by French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Minister for Labour, Health and Solidarities, Catherine Vautrin, French interministerial delegate for the fight against racism, antisemitism and anti-LGBT hatred, Olivier Klein, Mayor of Reims, Arnaud Robinet, CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, LVMH Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Synergies, Chantal Gaemperle and CEO of Moët Hennessy, Philippe Schaus, the new REIMS campus of LIVE – L’Institut des Vocations pour l’Emploi – expands the coverage of the program in France. This new campus in the Champagne region has special resonance for LVMH since it is the birthplace of many Group Maisons and a commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion, a societal reflection of the Group’s human resources approach. 

Created by Brigitte Macron in 2019 alongside LVMH, LIVE campuses welcome adults over the age of 25 to help them pursue a vocational project after long periods of unemployment or personal difficulties. The institute supports them as they get back on a path to employment. 

The LIVE educational program is overseen by a committee of prominent experts in employment, education and equal opportunities. LIVE courses both consolidate previous knowledge and enable participants to acquire new knowledge, letting them regain confidence in their abilities and further develop their skills. A non-profit organization, the association is chaired by Brigitte Macron and Olivier Théophile, Director of Social Responsibility at LVMH, is its Managing Director. 

The new Reims site joins four existing campuses, bringing the total to five. Clichy-sous-Bois in the greater Paris region and Valence in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region both opened in 2019, followed by Roubaix in the Hauts-de-France region in 2021 and Marseille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in 2023.

Each campus welcomes two classes of 50 to 60 people during a free 18-week course. All the campuses work closely with local organizations specialized in inclusion and employment, contributing a complementary solution and coordinating with existing structures. 

Over 1,400 people have already received support since the opening of the first LIVE campus and 80% of them have seen their plans come to fruition, either finding a job or pursuing further training. 

With the addition of the Reims campus, LIVE is now able to welcome over 550 people per year.