“This award is very important and will encourage teams that set clean goals to continue“, welcomes Brahim, responsible for youth and deputy responsible for Hope and creation. Association was selected 1uh December among 65 candidates who competed in the categories of ecological transition and social usefulness for the prize of the Regional Chamber of Social and Solidarity Economy (CRESS) of Île-de-France.
“Targetexplains Marilene, is to collect as much garbage as possible in a given time. Each area challenges the other. What worked well is that we were able to mobilize young people who usually don’t care about environmental issues.“.
Espoir et creation, founded in 2012 on rue Jacques-Decourt in the La Muette district of Garge-les-Gonesses, launched these “pure challenges” three years ago.
Calming conflicts between gangs through ecological transition
The CRESS Ile-de-France prize is accompanied by a check of 1,000 euros, which supplements the resources of the association, which has four employees. Eric Forti, Vice President of ESS France and President of CRESS Ile-de-France, also emphasizes that if he rewards his actions in the field of ecological transition, “its strong social impact“.
And for good reason: “clean challenges” allowed to calm the conflicts between rival gangs. “To mobilize youthemphasizes Brahim, we borrowed their own codes based on the eternal problems between them. We meet in such and such a district at such and such a time. We pick up trash for an hour and show off on social media… And it worked!“
The concept has evolved over time. “Every year we try to offer new products, Marilyn says. Today we combine sport and ecology. We also added a musical touch with a combat dimension, giving young people a stage to rap about environmental issues while helping us clean up.“.
The social and solidarity economy was better able to withstand the crisis sanitary
The presentation of the ESS prize took place at the emblematic place of professional integration: the Relais Solidaire in Pantin (Saint-Saint-Denis), which has been teaching table crafts for 20 years. “This structure [ndlr, une société coopérative d’intérêt collectif] also starts its support within the ESS accelerator“, says Silvi Mario, Vice-President of the region in charge of the social economy and solidarity.
The closing of the SSE month provided an opportunity to present photographs of the social and solidarity economy in Ile-de-France. And from “measure the impact of the crisis in order to support SSE companies in a different way after the crisis, adapt our principles of production, consumption and distribution of wealthsays Eric Forti, who will retire at the next CRESS General Assembly on April 4, 2022.
33,400 SSE structures in Ile-de-France and 9.3% employment in the private sector
“The social and solidarity economy has weathered the health crisis better than the traditional economy. observed by Léo Voisin from the CRESS Regional Observatory of Ile-de-France.. At present, even for the restoration of the structure, SESs are more dynamic than others. This has not been the case in previous crises, but it still needs to be confirmed.“.
Thus, in Seine-Saint-Denis, the observatory stressed in a note on the situation for 2020 that the structure of the SSE “theoretically, they should have felt the consequences of the crisis more strongly. However, rather the opposite happened: several sectors of activity are relatively preserved, even growing.“For example, in the healthcare and health care sectors, which have more SSE jobs in 2020 than in 2019 (+3.4%), and”amazing fact» culture and education (+2.3%).
As of the end of 2018, there were 33,400 establishments covered by the ESS, including 80% of associations, i.e. 7.3% of private establishments in Île-de-France, according to the data of the “Panorama ESS 2021”, which the observatory will soon publish. . Back then, they accounted for just under 400,000 jobs, or 9.3% of private sector employment.