Plermel. Beaumanoir: a partnership to advance the social and solidarity economy

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Published on December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, December 14, Yves February, Head of Beaumanoir College, welcomed Adil Mahmoudi, Academic Delegate for Initial and Continuing Professional Education at the Academy of Rennes, Lawrence Lesch, Dean of Inspectors of National Education, Martine Garnier, Head of the Regional Service for Training and Development (SRFD) and Regional Office for Agriculture, Food and Forestry in Brittany (DRAAF), Gael Le Stradic, Delegate of the Regional Council for Economics, Social Solidarity and Solidarity (ESS) in the Brittany region, as well as Bertrand Souquet, President of the Social Economy Partner of the School of the Republic ( ESPER) and Michel Jezekel, President of the Regional Chamber for Social and Solidarity Economy (CRESS).

The purpose of this meeting between the college and these stakeholders was to sign a 5 year (2021-2026) Cooperation Agreement aimed at promoting a social and solidarity economy among youth. In this way, signers allow students to discover SSE in its diversity, its values, its professions, initiate them and encourage them to serve the community. Please note that DRAAF has been added to the list of signatories.

The meeting was opened by Yves February, who introduced the dynamics of his college and its 450 students, talking about various projects such as sailing or an orchestra class.

Also in attendance were four students from SEGPA, Laureline, Ines, Gwendal and Mateo, participating in the SSE college project, New Love Boutique, accompanied by their teacher Cecile Roy.

Florian Desille and Lucile Marceau recalled that since 2015, 19 SSE clusters have been developing activities in Brittany. They bring together various actors: associations, cooperatives, mutual partnerships, communities, etc.

“These initiatives concern general education, as well as technological, agricultural and professional sectors: personal services, medical and social industry, insurance, banking, tourism, sports, culture, entertainment, the environment, etc., etc.”

This agreement also aims to support teachers by encouraging them to learn to discover or deepen their knowledge of SSE and then provide them with the educational tools they need to increase their students’ awareness of SSE and support projects at the institution.

Time can be arranged for the exchange and association of public and private high school teachers.

Then the speakers visited Beaumanoir College solidarity shop New Love. This is a great example of implementing the SSE approach.

Target actions:

– Encourage and implement local initiatives as part of the Week of Social Economy and Solidarity in Schools: Week of 28 March to 2 April 2022
-Design an action: “My social and solidarity enterprise at school”, emphasizing the diversity of forms of entrepreneurship and commitment.
– Organization of meetings and company visits
-Arouse a desire to get down to business, give confidence to students (and teachers)
– Promote student internships at SSE companies by conducting observation sessions with high school students in 3rd grade.
– Facilitate public speaking, enhance classroom, college dynamics
Visit trading forums to learn about trades and training…

Key figures:

Brittany has a social and solidarity economy
-12 700 establishments
-148,000 jobs
-13.8% employment
-97% of teachers have integrated SSE into their teaching practice. The device is distributed from 5th grade to BTS grades.
-In the sixth edition, 300 students participate in the SSE project in Brittany called “My SSE at school”!

Since 2015, the Rennes Academy, Brittany region, ESPER and CRESS de Bretagne have entered into a partnership to encourage learning about the values ​​and civic practices of SSE: commitment, solidarity, limited profit…

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