[GSEF2016]: L'Atelier, A Resource Centre for the Development and the Creation of SSE Enterprises

Category: 
Europe
SSE Organisation
Class: 
Social enterprise
Governance

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: L'Atelier - Centre de ressources régional de l'économie sociale et solidaire (SSE organization)

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Mr. Julien Bottriaux (Director)

Contacts: julien.bottriaux@atelier-idf.org

Summary

L’Atelier was created in 2007 at the instigation of the Île-de-France Region and of stakeholders of the sector, as non-profit making association. Since its creation, l’Atelier has offered many services to the stakeholders of SSE in Île-de-France, namely SSE entrepreneurs, local governments, professional networks and the general public. In particular it has created “Entrepreneurs du changement” (Entrepreneurs of change), a support program aimed at those creating SSE enterprises. The program aims to advise the project carriers, guide them toward support structures, facilitate their networking, provide access to thematic workshops, etc. To summarize, it is the “gateway” to the development of a SSE activity. Due to its plural governance and the activities it carries out, the Resource Center has a widespread knowledge of the regional entreprise support ecosystem and nearly 250 initiative developpers benefit from this every year.