Established under the aegis of Fondation de France since 2009, Ceetrus France Foundation works each day to promote Social Entrepreneurship.
The foundation takes action in over 90 urban areas throughout France. In 2013, it provided €200,000 of financial support for 16 projects.
Each project is accompanied and supported by an Ceetrus employee who is geographically close to ensure that people can meet up in person.
Ceetrus France Foundation is a place of openness, personal commitment and initiatives.
The Foundation and the social entrepreneurs that receive assistance, place people at the heart of their economic projects.
• A social purpose: combating social exclusion, unemployment, poverty, disability, local development with projects for the common good, etc.
•A viable economic project in line with the market that is meeting a demand, creating employment, social cohesion and wealth.
• Open, participatory and responsible management, limited remuneration of capital and of top managers with surpluses reinvested in the project.
Imagined and created jointed by Ceetrus Foundation and the Association of IESEG Business School alumni, the CREENSO prize is an award for the creation of Social Enterprises. For a university year, fifteen 4th year IESEG students are assigned as junior consultants to 15 entrepreneurs that are setting up a company.
In April, an independent jury awards CREENSO prizes, financed by the Ceetrus Foundation, to the three most outstanding entrepreneurs.
It is the company Rézomes, based in Lyon and offering alternatives to synthetic plant protection products, which received the first prize this year.
The 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to La vie est Belt, a company producing fashion accessories made of recycled materials and located in Lille, and Handivoyage, a platform in the Lyon region for booking rentals/vacations for people with disabilities.
It is the association Caracol, based in Paris, which develops mixed solidarity roommates between refugees and young people working in vacant premises, which received the first prize this year.
The 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to Vigne de Cocagne, an integration company that produces “an authentic, solidary and cooperative wine, the result of sustainable agriculture…” and located in Fabrègues, Montpellier; and to Le RECHO, an association that creates social links between local populations and refugees through cuisine and located in Paris.
The “jury’s favourite” prize was awarded to deligume.com, a marketplace that puts local producers and craftsmen in direct contact with urban customers looking for healthy and local food, located in Lyon.
Joël FABIANI, FOUNDATION President, President of Ceetrus major projects
3 QUALIFIED PERSONALITIES:
Elisabeth DARGENT, General Manager of MAIN FORTE (HARNES – 62)
Sophie KELLER, co-director of the PARTNERSHIP LABO. Animator of the dynamics START-UP de TERRITOIRES
Emmanuel de LUTZEL, social entrepreneurship project manager at the general management of BNP-PARIBAS
5 CEETRUS DIRECTORS:
Juliette DELCOURT to the CENTER SERVICES in CROIX (59)
David WALLYN in VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ ( 59)
Alice BERNARDIN in PARIS/STRASBOURG
Catherine LECOURTIER in BORDEAUX/TOURS
Laurence MERIEN in AVIGNON/LYON
GENERAL DELEGATE : Marie-Louise PIERESCHI