four projects honored by Bordeaux Métropole

On Tuesday, November 9, the 13th Bordeaux Métropole Social and Solidarity Economy Favorite Awards delivered their verdict. Alain Garnier, mayor of Artigues-pré-Bordeaux and the capital’s vice president in charge of the SSE and the local economy singled out four project managers among 24 applications. Three of them will receive a donation of 5,000 euros each, as well as a mentored one-on-one support course.

The SSE, which advocates the development of territories in consultation with social, economic, cultural and political actors rather than profit, represents 10% of jobs in the Bordeaux Métropole, or about the same share as at the national level.

  • Le Petit Parc, the first associative café in the Grand Parc area.

Polina and Polina live in Bordeaux. Their daily life is falling apart. What’s the matter ? Birth of a neighborhood association project promoting social ties. It was in light of the first detention in March 2020 that these neighbors, residents of the Grand Parc district in Bordeaux, really got to know each other. “Then we both make general observations about the transitions that we are currently experiencing in society: social and environmental, as well as parenting. All these transitions, set one after the other, gave rise to the project, says Pauline Berlioz, one of the two initiators of a thoughtful project with the cultural and social structures of the area.

Two women are tired of seeing parents who refuse to enroll their children in Grand Parc. “only because they have a poor idea of ​​the area and refuse social mixing”. Thus, therapy will take place through an associative café located in the bustling Salle des fêtes du Grand Parc, north of the city centre. “Residents will come to socialize and share resources. We will offer workshops and real moments to do together. We will not become experts in macrame or embroidery, but it will connect the actors of the area, laughs at Pauline Berlioz.

The association Le Petit Parc, created by her and her neighbor a year ago, is awaiting approval to take over the brasserie in the Salle des festivities du Grand Parc, the final stage before the opening of the association café. , who will be “the only one in the area” co-founder collapses. At the same time, the place will hold workshops for companies to provide Petit Parc with its own resources. It is to be occupied by three employees: Pauline Berlioz as facilitator for interpersonal development workshops, another Pauline, Amiot-Nava under her alias, as facilitator and site programmer, and Emily Roncier in charge of the culinary offering. 40 families have already joined the free price association. And to reach out to residents even more, a mobile stand called the Link Tent has been roaming the aisles of the Great Park for several months now.

“The social and solidarity economy must be integrated into the fabric of the city”

  • Ethypik, set on the street

Why one day we decided to install our box? In view of a glaring social problem? For Nicholas Morby, the need to remember why he launched Ethypik, “again the feeling of a lump in the stomach, which pushed to action.” It was during a street fundraiser for an NGO that he became aware of the existence of a gray area in the labor market. “I observed social poverty on the street. Many people had talents, but there were no codes for access to work, he claims.

After several overflight tests, the Bordeaux Ethypik was established in 2020, for a limited period that has not been so inactive. The goal is to replicate the fundraising model used by NGOs to find job applicants. In other words, people authorized by Ethypik should reveal the talents of passers-by. This was made possible thanks to a 16-question questionnaire developed by a doctor of cognitive sciences. All for corporate clients.

Now Ethypik has three employees and eight students. “half of which could sign a long-term contract”. The distinction of the ESS premium can now accelerate its development, which until now has been avoided by subsidies from the region. “I sincerely hope that this sign of trust will open doors for us,” finally launches Nicolas Morbi. At the moment, like a traditional staffing firm, a startup receives a commission only in case of a successful hire and in accordance with the qualifications of the position.

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  • Sister opening the doors of medical and social institutions

It was to further concretize the mission of introducing medical and social institutions with young people in the spring of 2021 that the Sister Association was created. “These people receive support until the age of 25, and then they have to find their place in society on their own. But with the pandemic, the crisis. This transition between social institutions and an active life should be more assured, because the future of a young person is never decided in advance,” Campaign of Sabra Ben Ali, the founder of the structure.

With the support of Oreag (Accompanying and re-educating children and adolescents in the Gironde), La petite Soeur aims to intervene and, above all, invite visitors to discover the medical and social centers of this association founded in the 18th century and recognized by the public. utility. In its project called “La Rêverie”, the ESS structure runs a cultural residence for local artists at an institution in the Saint-Genès area of ​​Bordeaux to “appreciate connection and curiosity with a young audience that we don’t push enough” supports Sabra Ben Ali.

Every month, the little sister invites residents of the neighborhood to open their doors for animation events, such as last month’s music brunch. The association is currently targeting other OREAG-owned medical and social institutions in Bouliac and Leonyan, before “that other players can take on this experiment. We are open for exchange” invites the founder. Already supported by municipal and regional subsidies, the younger sister will hire a development officer by January.

  • Acc’ESS, a student cooperative that views SSE as a political entity.

They were fed up with theory. And they did everything themselves to go to practice. The Collective Interests Co-operative Society (Scic) Acc’ESS was created in the summer of 2021 as a result of a meeting of about fifty students from Sciences Po Bordeaux and other young people studying at SSE. The structure is intended to be a union of newly acquired skills, in particular by ESS master’s degree students from Sciences Po, but not only, to carry out territorial missions in New Aquitaine. “It’s really a concrete professionalization tool. We want to change the practice of teaching in higher education” defends Martin Georges, who is pursuing a master’s degree in ESS from Sciences Po Bordeaux.

The communities of Nontron in the north of the Dordogne have commissioned a very young cooperative society to think about the future dynamics of this rural town: employment, youth, old age, development… Enough to mobilize the gray matter. student team, where beginner geographers and designers work. Three other missions will complete the first year of Acc’ESS.

Students also pay great attention to the functioning of their structure. “Scics is responding to today’s social challenges. We hope to bring communities and higher education into the decision-making college to become part of the co-production of public policy.” takes aim at Martin Georges. In Acc’ESS we also talk about economic democracy and horizontal management, these great principles learned on the benches of universities, which are not always found in the world of employees, but which students want to protect with their project.

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