Questembert. The prefect inaugurates the France Services area

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Published May 15, 2022

From left to right: Charlotte Carlier, receptionist, David Toucherie, coordinator, Nathalie Fréoux, receptionist, Anna Bellec, digital adviser, Patrice Le Penhuizic, president of Questembert Communauté and Joël Mathurin, prefect of Morbihan

On Friday, late in the afternoon, the prefect of Morbihan, Joël Mathurin, officially inaugurated the Espace France Service at its premises in the Questembert Community.

Patrice Le Penhuizic, president of the Questembert Communauté, first thanked the prefect for his presence at the inauguration of “a local public service that we are proud to carry”. And the president of the Questembert Community asks the question: “how do we meet the needs of our people, who are far from the main public service organizations? How do we position ourselves, local authorities and the first local reception of the people in the digital age to support our citizens towards this transition? “. These are the questions that led to the creation of Espace France Services. A space created six months ago, which has already welcomed almost 1,300 people, is proof that this new community service answers the President’s questions.

The Espace France service is staffed by three agents who support people who encounter difficulties with certain administrative procedures, but also people who are distant from the computer tool. “How can we support these citizens so that they regain some and secure autonomy to take on this digital shift?” What do we, the local authorities and the first link of the inhabitants, propose to respond to this population? Here at Questembert Communauté, we have chosen to create a job as a digital consultant. Its role: to offer individual and collective workshops aimed at better understanding the computer tool and gradually breaking the digital divide “, explained Patrice Le Penhuizic, concluding her speech with these words:” these new challenges are driving a real debate. and nurture our reflection, our work, around the great questions of public service. Its role, its missions, its values, which are based on the public interest always in a real logic of services to the people. It is the values ​​that drive us! And that is the goal we pursue through all the projects we carry out, including Espace France Services. »

The prefect emphasizes the “reduction of the digital divide”

“This place, as you pointed out, Mr President, is an essential part of the provision of public services and the provision of services to the public in the heart of a rural and peri-urban territory. It makes it possible to combat territorial inequalities. , and it responds to a strong will, which was shown in April 2019 by the President of the Republic, who wanted us to be able to set up an Espace France service in each of the cantons.In Morbihan we are now at about twenty Espace France Service. And finally, you emphasized, Mr President, that it is the reduction of the digital divide with the possibility of access to tools, access to the Internet, but not satisfied with what we have also worked to ensure that we can get a state-funded digital advisor in this space.[..]

It is that there is a precise goal in terms of qualities, and it is a precise goal to verify and control, as we report to the highest authorities in the state, who follow this closely. [..] I would like to come and congratulate you, thank you for your commitment, sincerely congratulate the agents who bring this space to life, And we can also see it through the experience that goes back to us, in addition to the service and access to the operators. daily, it is also for a certain number of our fellow citizens who may feel in a situation of loneliness, especially the elderly, a social bond created in these Espace France services.

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