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Logo Fondation Ceetrus

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.  At the end of 2018, 129 projects were supported for an amount of € 1,700,000. Each project is accompanied and supported by  an Ceetrus employee who is geographically close to privilege the meeting of people and the contribution of skills (legal advice, accounting, marketing ….).  

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.

 

Your contact: Marie-Louise PIERESCHI, General Delegate: mpiereschi@ceetrus.com
  

The common founding principles of social entrepreneurs

What is a social enterprise?

A company that combines profit and social impact. The MOUVES (*) defines 4 criteria:
  

  • A social and / or environmental purpose,  which can be translated into the recruitment of its employees, its methods of production, or its customers / beneficiaries
  • A viable economic project independent of public authorities, which assumes a hybridization of revenues (not 100% donations-grants) through the invoicing of goods or services (including social services)
  • Limited profitability (reinvested operating surpluses for his project)
  • Democratic and participatory governance involving all its stakeholders

 

(*)  MOUVES : Movement of social entrepreneurs, to wich the Ceetrus foundation is a member

(*) Movement of social entrepreneurs, to which the foundation is a member

 

The winners of the 2019 Creenso Prize

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.

commitment committee

Joël FABIANI, FOUNDATION President, President of Ceetrus major projects

5 CEETRUS DIRECTORS:

Juliette DELCOURT to the CENTER SERVICES in CROIX (59)

David WALLYN in VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ ( 59)

Alice BERNARDIN in PARIS/STRASBOURG

Cécile BURAUX in BORDEAUX/TOURS

Laurence MERIEN in AVIGNON/LYON

 

4 QUALIFIED EXTERNAL 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

David LORRAIN, DG-founder of RECYCLIVRE