Unis-Cité’s “Rêve et Réalise”: Increase Young People’s Potential and Ability to Act Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship Experience
The Foundation is a partner in the “Rêve and Réalise” [dream and do] programme that received the “La France s’engage” label in 2015 and allows young people to start up their inclusive projects and earn entrepreneurial experience. The projects cover diverse themes in relation to the Foundation’s areas of intervention: integration and anti-discrimination efforts, fighting isolation and exclusion, social cohesion and youths, etc.
One of the projects awarded funding in 2016 by Isle of Wight Foundation in UK is Nature Therapy CIC and their Expedition Leaders project which seeks to help individuals who have been unemployed for longer periods to gain qualifications and confidence to help them to access employment.
Corinne Garros, Executive Assistant (VINCI Autoroutes), has been the Bestearekin association's sponsor as part of the VINCI Foundation's activities. She has been following a family of Armenian migrants who arrived in the Basque Country more than one year ago. She talks about her involvement at their side. Discover the photo report !
In 2016, the VINCI Fondation NL had sponsored the project of Hanneke van Paradijs, who works for the VINCI Facilities business unit FM. Her Talent Development = Top Sport project will be carried out within the Excelsior 4 All corporate social responsibility (CSR) organisation in Rotterdam. Time for an update.
After two years of research and development and working with employment stakeholders in France, WeTechCare launched its CLICNJOB platform in early November. The platform was designed to be a true collective tool for vocational integration efforts.
Food Drive for the ‘Bójka Halfway House’, supported by Nadace VINCI in the Czech Republic.
On 29 September, the Sillon Solidaire Fund hosted an event to bring together the sponsors of recently supported projects and projects being considered for support in order to discuss the role they have with associations.
The Cité Solidaire programme is also being rolled out in Germany. This year, nine associations in Magdeburg, in Saxony-Anhalt, received support.
The Société Marseillaise du Tunnel Prado Carénage (SMTPC) and the association CVStreet have launched the ‘Emploi au Bout du Tunnel’ (a job at the end of the tunnel) operation, a billboard campaign to showcase job seekers.
StoreRoom2010, Skill Gap Training, supported by the Isle of Wight Foundation in the United Kingdom.
Jako Doma – Homelike (feels like home), helping homeless women, supported by Nadace VINCI v Èeské Republice in the Czech Republic.
After a first Rendezvous focusing on housing, the VINCI Foundation held a second event on organic and urban farming as a vector for social and professional inclusion.
Twelve associations have received support as part of the Cité Solidaire call for projects issued in the Pompignane, Gély, Figuerolles and Pas du Loup-Val de Croze neighbourhoods.
The first VINCI Foundation Rendezvous, held on the subject of obtaining and staying in housing, took place on 26 April in Paris and was attended by approximately one hundred people.
The members of the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité Selection Committee met on 16 March 2016 at the Maison Cocagne located on the Saclay Plateau. They spent the morning working alongside the Vauhallan garden’s employees seeking integration.
Sans Logis asbl: The Kitchen, a Place for Living and Solidarity, Supported by the VINCI Fund in Belgium.
On 7 March 2016, Pascal Wattebled and Nicolas Moscavit (ASF - VINCI Concessions) held a job safety awareness workshop for the association they sponsor, IDEE based in Argentat (19).
TAF! Treff für arbeitslose Frauen, a meeting point for unemployed women, supported by VINCI Stiftung für gesellschaftliche Verantwortung in Germany.
The Livres association, which runs a library in a disadvantaged neighbourhood, has two sponsors. ‘We provide different skills, and that’s a real plus,’ asserts Véronique Fritsch. Her colleague Éric Wagner shares this opinion and sees sponsorship as ‘a small-scale citizen initiative.’ > Read the testimonial
The fondation VINCI pour la Cité is standing with Enactus to support social entrepreneurship among university students
Every year, Enactus France, the national branch of the Enactus Worldwide movement, accompanies hundreds of students as they create social start-ups with the involvement of professionals and teaching faculty.
In 2015, the network of VINCI Foundations around the world grew with the creation of two new entities, one in Spain and one in the United Kingdom. This network of eleven structures can adapt to diverse local contexts and anchor civic engagement at the most local levels.
Since 2010, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité has been running the Cité Solidaire programme of calls for projects for priority neighbourhoods.
Since 2014, Laurent Kribs has sponsored Action Basket Citoyen, an association that organises basketball classes that are free and open to all in the priority neighbourhood of États-Unis in Villeurbanne (69). Laurent talks about his sponsorship.
On 8 July 2015, the Selection Committee chose 21 new projects accompanied by 34 VINCI staff; the meeting closed with talks from two housing experts in preparation for the selection of projects from the thematic call for projects underway: Pascal Van Laethem, Chairman of France Habitation, and Thierry Debrand, Director of Fréha and Chairman of FAPIL.
One goal: accompany people who have lived on the streets and bring them back towards lasting employment. To do so, the Emmaüs Défi association launched the Convergence scheme.
Launched at the end of 2014, the Reunion Island Cité Solidaire programme has made it possible to support 11 projects in the priority neighbourhoods of the city of Le Port, with the involvement of 23 VINCI employees.
‘A powerful human experience.’ This is how Cyril Arsac describes his experience sponsoring Au Fil de l’Eau, an Auvergne-based social integration workshop in market gardening and a member of the Cocagne network. Discover Cyril’s account.
Meeting on 6 May 2015, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité’s Selection Committee granted its support to 26 new projects: 15 ‘coups de coeur’ projects submitted by Group employees, and 11 projects in Reunion Island selected as part of the Cité Solidaire programme in the city of Le Port (Reunion Island).
Launched last spring, the VINCI Foundation’s latest call for housing projects—‘furthering access to or staying in housing through household support’—awarded grants to 27 associations throughout the country.
25 new projects involving 34 sponsors selected on 4 March by the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité’s Selection Committee
In 2014 for the first time in France, three corporate foundations—VINCI pour la Cité, VINCI Autoroutes for responsible driving, and PSA Peugeot Citroën—launched a call for projects to support initiatives that foster mobility. An outcome better than expected!
In order to get future, new and current Group employees involved in solidarity actions, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité is imagining different sponsorship systems. In 2015, new formats were tested and partnerships were strengthened to set up a true civic engagement pathway.
In 2014, the Cité Solidaire programme was rolled out in Lyon, four cities in the Urban Community of Strasbourg, and Bottrop (Germany).
From May to November 2014, the Foundation visited seven regions in France to participate in the events at each stop in the Tour des Solutions organised by Mouvement des Entrepreneurs Sociaux (Mouves, the social entrepreneurs’ movement). Presenting a partnership for territorial development!
On 19 November 2014, nearly 60 people visited the Kedge Business School of Marseilles to take part in a day-long event organised by the Foundation on the topic of civic engagement.
The VINCI Foundation has launched a process by which to measure the territorial impact of Cité Solidaire operations in the centre of priority neighbourhoods.
The Foundation is a partner in La France des Solutions, an event organised by Reporters d’Espoirs and the Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental (CESE) to showcase innovative initiatives that move France forward.
Created in May 2002, the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité manifests the Group’s determination to be a lasting partner with the places and human communities for which the Group builds and manages numerous facilities. Its pledge: fight against all forms of exclusion. How? An illustration with the example of the partnership forged with the association Emmaüs Défi.
In June, nine members of VINCI’s international network of foundations met in Ghent (Belgium) to discuss the civic engagement of the Group’s employees.
In April, a new foundation in the Netherlands joined the international network of VINCI foundations.