Participation

The regional food project of Caen Normandy Metropole
Le projet alimentaire territorial de Caen Normandie Métropole a été lancé en octobre 2017 ; pendant une année, une démarche participative impliquant tous les acteurs du territoire a permis d'élaborer des orientations stratégiques qui ont été reconnues par le label du Programme national de l'alimentation (PNA) en février 2019.
 
 Par l'organisation d'ateliers thématiques et de visites de terrain localement (ferme urbaine, marché de gros, association d'insertion par le maraîchage, agriculteur permettant la cueillette aux particuliers, cantines proposant des menus végétariens....), les acteurs du...
Caen Normandy Metropole’s regional food project was launched in October 2017. For one year, a participatory approach involving all the regional players led to the development of strategic guidelines that were recognised by the National Food Programme (NFP) label in February 2019.
 
By organising thematic workshops and field visits locally (urban farm, wholesale market, association providing work in market gardening, farmer allowing individuals to do their own picking, canteens offering vegetarian menus and so on), stakeholders in the Caen region now have a qualitative and quantitative regional food diagnostic and routemaps to promote short food circuits.
 
The challenge now lies in implementing this ambitious 14-action plan, aimed at bringing consumers and food producers closer together in six strategic areas:

I - Implementing metropolitan food governance;
II - Taking food into account in planning and land use;
III - Supporting the local economy (distribution platform, vegetable provision, urban compost etc);
IV - Strengthening collaboration and social bonding (sustainable food house);
V - Promoting local sourcing in communities;
VI - Communicating about local food identity and Normandy gastronomy, raising awareness, educating and training.

The FRUGAL (Urban Forms and Food Governance) action research programme run with the University of Caen between 2016 and 2020 is proving to be a quality methodological support to this innovative community approach to food: researchers present the results of their research to elected officials each year and the participatory methodologies of communities at all levels (city, urban community, metropolitan cluster) allow for new partnerships between researchers and stakeholders.
"If the city" : for territory-wide consultation with all its users (EpaMarne)
Cet outil s’adresse à tous les usagers d’un territoire (habitants, étudiants, salariés, entreprises, voyageurs, touristes…) pour les conduire à s’interroger sur son évolution à long terme. A la fois simulateur et serious game, il propose à l’usager de se mettre à la place de l’aménageur et de relever les défis majeurs de ce territoire à l’horizon 2030 : résoudre la crise du logement, assurer un équilibre socio-économique, réduire le bilan carbone, etc.
Grâce au numérique, il donne à l’usager la possibilité d’expérimenter des choix d’aménagement, mais aussi de visualiser en temps réel les effets engendrés...
This tool is aimed at all users of a region (residents, students, employees, businesses, travellers, tourists etc) to encourage them to question its long-term evolution. Both a simulator and a serious game, it invites users to put themselves in the place of the planner and to address the major challenges facing the region by 2030: to solve the housing crisis, ensure a socio-economic balance, reduce the carbon footprint, etc.
Thanks to digital technology, it gives the user the opportunity to experiment with development choices, as well as visualising in real time the impact generated (need to finance public amenities, create jobs, congestion of transport networks etc) and the results achieved.
Having thus brought out an enlightened, shared vision centred on the general interest, this fun, educational tool aims to gradually deliver this vision at the local level, mobilising users at all stages of urban projects - including once the neighbourhoods and buildings have been delivered.
The Hauts de l'Orne: a naturally innovative district
Un cadre de vie privilégié à deux pas de la Vallée de l’Orne et de la voie verte, sur un site riche de 7000 ans d’histoire : le futur ÉcoQuartier de Fleury-sur-Orne est actuellement développé par Caen la mer, la commune de Fleury-sur-Orne et Normandie Aménagement. Les travaux sont programmés jusqu’en 2030.

UN QUARTIER VÉGÉTAL
Premier ÉcoQuartier labellisé (étape 2 depuis 2018) à se construire sur Caen la mer, les Hauts de l’Orne offriront à ses futurs habitants, à horizon 2030, un vaste choix de logements individuels, semi-collectifs ou collectifs. Il se situera au cœur de 25 hectares de...
A special place to live just a stone's throw from the Orne Valley and its green way on a site with 7,000 years of history: the future EcoDistrict de Fleury-sur-Orne is currently being developed by Caen la Mer, the commune of Fleury-sur-Orne and Normandie Aménagement (Normandy Development). The work is scheduled until 2030.

A GREEN NEIGHBOURHOOD
The first certified EcoDistrict (stage 2 since 2018) to be built in Caen la Mer, by 2030, the Hauts de l'Orne will offer its future inhabitants a wide choice of individual, semi-collective and collective housing. It will be located at the heart of 25 hectares of natural landscaped parks, ponds, gentle vegetated paths, and very close to shops, services and innovative sports and recreational facilities. Located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Caen, it will be served by the new rail tram from 2019 and benefit from access to a heat network.

AN IN-SITU NURSERY
To produce trees and plants locally, an innovative initiative, unique in France, was proposed by Normandie Aménagement: to set up a nursery directly in the neighbourhood. Located on the last stage of the EcoDistrict, which will not be completed for 10 years, this nursery has been home to all the plants needed for the future landscaping of the district since 2018. In the long run, more than 40,000 plant species will have been grown directly on the site.
New Economic Models, opportunities for regional sustainable development
Économie de la fonctionnalité, circulaire, collaborative, sociale et solidaire... un foisonnement de nouvelles formes d'économie émerge et se structure !
Elles sont autant de solutions possibles et de voies à explorer par les territoires et les entreprises. Fruit d'une co-production entre le Cerdd (Centre Ressource de Développement Durable) et un panel d'acteurs de la région (collectivités territoriales, entrepreneurs, réseaux économiques, institutions, chercheurs,…), cette ressource pédagogique a pour objectif de décrypter et favoriser la concrétisation de Nouveaux Modèles Économiques plus durables sur nos territoires....
Economy of functionality, circular, collaborative, social and solidary... a flood of new economic forms is emerging and taking shape!
They are all possible solutions and avenues to be explored by regions and companies.
The result of co-production between Cerdd (Sustainable Development Resource Centre) and a panel of stakeholders from the region (regional authorities, entrepreneurs, economic networks, institutions, researchers etc), this educational resource aims to decipher and promote the realisation of new, more sustainable economic models in our regions.
 
Consultation tools for the Local Intercommunal Urban Plan of Grenoble Alpes Metropole
CARTICIPE / DEBATOMAP’ est un outil participatif en ligne conçu par l’équipe de Repérage Urbain, pour élargir les démarches de concertation sur des projets urbains ou documents d’urbanisme.
Cet outil a été mis en place pour la concertation du Plan Local d'Urbanisme Intercommunal de Grenoble Alpes Métropole (49 communes, 443 000 habitants), avec 3 phases différentes de débats (d'octobre 2016 à mars 2018).
Grâce à une carte interactive les citoyens et acteurs locaux ont pu suggérer des idées et susciter des débats sur l’aménagement du territoire.
CARTICIPE / DEBATOMAP' is an online participatory tool designed by the Repérage Urbain team to expand the consultation process on urban projects or urban planning documents.
This tool was set up for consultation on the Local Intercommunal Urban Plan of Grenoble Alpes Metropole (49 municipalities, 443,000 inhabitants), with 3 different phases of debates (October 2016 to March 2018).
Thanks to an interactive map, local citizens and stakeholders could suggest ideas and spark debates on regional land use planning.
Sustainable Building MOOC: a digital training offer dedicated to sustainable construction
En 2016, le Plan Bâtiment Durable et l’ADEME, en collaboration avec de nombreuses organisations et l’appui de France Université Numérique, ont lancé la plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable.
 
La Plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable poursuit deux grands objectifs :
- Permettre la montée en compétence des professionnels de la filière bâtiment et immobilier sur les thématiques de la transition énergétique et du bâtiment durable en général (construction et rénovation),
- Diffuser, auprès du grand public, une expertise des enjeux liés au bâtiment durable, en particulier la rénovation énergétique...
In 2016, the Sustainable Building Plan and ADEME, in collaboration with numerous organisations and the support of France Digital University, launched the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
 
The Sustainable Building MOOC Platform has two main objectives:
 
  •  To enable the improvement of professionals ’skills in the construction and real estate sector on the themes of energy transition and sustainable building in general (construction and renovation),
  • To disseminate, to the general public, an expertise on issues related to sustainable construction, in particular the energy renovation of housing.
Proposed in collaboration with numerous partners, the training consists of video-type teaching resources (but not just that) and offers individual or collaborative activities to assess the knowledge of learners.
 
The ambition of ADEME and the Sustainable Building Plan is to provide access to the best online training MOOC in the field of sustainable construction, regardless of the geographical location of the different learners.
 
It is possible for all stakeholders in the sector to propose an idea for a MOOC or online training. All registration dates and terms are available on the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
"Transition Management" dossier
Comment les élus et les chefs de projet prennent leur part et contribuent à l’accélération de la transition écologique, énergétique et sociale ?
Comment les organisations territoriales intègrent dans leur fonctionnement les approches globales et transversales qu’impliquent ces politiques de transition ?
Décalons notre regard et transformons nos contraintes, nos freins en opportunités ! Ce dossier est fait pour interpeller, illustrer, donner des repères, mettre à jour des processus vertueux. Il détaille des expériences inspirantes avec leur lot de satisfactions et quelques difficultés rencontrées.
How do elected officials and project managers play their part and help speed up the ecological, energy and social transition?
How do regional organisations integrate the comprehensive, cross-cutting approaches involved in these transition policies into their operations?
Let's shift our gaze and change our constraints and brakes into opportunities! This dossier is made to challenge, illustrate, provide benchmarks and update virtuous processes. It details inspiring experiences with their share of satisfactions and some of the difficulties encountered.
Improving sanitary conditions and preventing water-borne diseases in Burundi
Le projet couvre une commune en milieu péri-urbain : Mutimbuzi, province de Bujumbura rural au Burundi, à l'ouest de la capitale et proche de la frontière congolaise.

Il a pour but d’améliorer les conditions sanitaires des communautés visées et de réduire la propagation des maladies hydriques, telles que le choléra ou la diarrhée. Au-delà de la mise en place d’installations hydrauliques et sanitaires, un réel travail de sensibilisation/éducation comportementale a été développé selon une approche participative intégrale afin de garantir des améliorations à long terme.
 
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The project covers a commune in a peri-urban area: Mutimbuzi, a province of rural Bujumbura in Burundi, west of the capital and close to the Congolese border.

It aims to improve the sanitary conditions of the target communities and reduce the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea. Beyond the establishment of hydraulic and sanitary facilities, real work on awareness raising/behavioural education has been developed using a comprehensive participatory approach to ensure long-term improvements.
 
The project has set up the following actions:

- Introduction of a participatory methodology called WAST that raises awareness and provides training in waste management and the right to water, hygiene and sanitation,

- Structuring, legal training and empowerment of the community through the creation and training of Hygiene and Sanitation Committees (HSCs) capable of taking charge, monitoring and evaluating a sanitation service throughout the sector, from construction of infrastructure to the recovery of collected waste (Ecosan latrines),

- Supporting and empowering the municipality through the strengthening of its capacities (awareness-raising and maintenance of works), implementation of communal regulations, the strengthening of synergies with other local, regional and national policies, and the establishment of criteria to respect the right to water and sanitation,

- Ex ante evaluation of innovation in health impacts (village surveys and health centres).
PAMTAC-B: Structuring Brazzaville's food supply from periurban areas
Dans la zone périurbaine de la capitale de la République du Congo, la majorité de l’économie est tournée vers l’approvisionnement alimentaire de Brazzaville. L’agriculture périurbaine exerce une forte pression sur les ressources naturelles (eau, sol, plantes), qui affecte l’environnement, la santé publique et la sécurité alimentaire.

Depuis 2016, ESSOR (association de solidarité internationale), AGRIDEV (association de développement durable) et le CJID (Club Jeunesse Infrastructures Développement) mènent un projet pilote d’Appui au Maraîchage, à la Transformation Agroalimentaire et à la Commercialisation...
In the periurban area of the capital of the Republic of Congo, most of the economy is focused on Brazzaville’s food supply. Periurban agriculture puts a lot of pressure on natural resources (water, soil, plants), which affects the environment, public health and food security.

Since 2016, ESSOR (international solidarity association), AGRIDEV (sustainable development association) and CJID (Youth Infrastructure Development Club) have been running a pilot project to support market gardening, agri-food transformation and marketing of products processed in Brazzaville, with the support of the French Development Agency.
In partnership with the Brazzaville Departmental Directorate for Agriculture, diagnostics were carried out in new market garden areas in the centre and north of the city. They confirm the relevance of extending the existing system to these areas.
 
Overall goals:
  • To help improve the living conditions of vulnerable populations around Brazzaville, especially for women,
  • To help strengthen civil society in the agricultural sector and facilitate their networking,
  • To contribute to the Congolese state's efforts to develop agricultural sectors.
AIDS, health and development: gender and HIV
Parce que les jeunes filles sont peu ou mal informées, parce que trop peu de femmes parviennent à négocier le port du préservatif, parce que la contraception, l’accès aux traitements, la santé, restent trop souvent « une affaire de femmes » : les inégalités entre les sexes sont considérées comme un des facteurs d’expansion de l’épidémie de Sida.

Depuis 1985, la Fondation de France se mobilise dans la lutte contre le VIH en finançant des projets d’aide aux malades, des recherches en santé publique, en épidémiologie et en sociologie. Outre la France et les Antilles françaises, son action s’est élargie...
Because young girls are little or poorly informed, because too few women manage to secure condom use, because contraception, access to treatment and health too often remain "women's business": inequalities between the sexes are considered to be one of the factors driving the AIDS epidemic.

Since 1985, the Fondation de France has been mobilising in the fight against HIV by funding projects to help patients, public health research, epidemiology and sociology. Outside France and the French West Indies, its work has expanded over the past 10 years to several countries, with particular attention to the link between gender issues and HIV.

Today, the programme is being rolled out in Guyana, Mayotte, the West Indies and French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2006, more than 250 projects have been funded to the tune of 7 million euros. Key criteria include:
- Prevention of risky behaviour among young people: information, access to contraception, as well as debate on sexuality, masculinity, femininity;
- Preventing and addressing violence against women, empowering women to better know their rights;
- The involvement and accountability of men in the fight against AIDS and their access to screening and care;
- The professionalisation of reception facilities on taking into account male-female gender inequalities and their consequences on the epidemic.