Since 2006, the Free Corporate Foundation has been involved in the fight against the digital divide and each year, through two calls for external projects, supports associations of all sizes that engage in specific societal issues.
These associations, whose projects are based on digital tools, receive financial and technical support from the fund. More than 370 projects have been supported in 16 years.
This year, the foundation wanted to support projects with the theme of creating social ties in priority neighborhoods through digital cultural dissemination.
The selection committee, which consists of employees from the various iliad group subsidiaries, selected 9 projects from the many files received. The selected projects were presented today during a meeting at the iliad group’s headquarters, where associations and employees of the group gather.
Culture, social ties and priority neighborhoods are at the core of the projects.
The field of culture, and more specifically entertainment, has in fact been strongly influenced by the health crisis, and while individual practices (video, video games, etc.) have experienced significant progress, the collective development of creative projects is social bond (performing arts). , concerts, audiovisual production, etc.) has fallen sharply.
In this context, the Frifonden has this year chosen to provide support to associations that work to strengthen social and cultural ties in priority areas of the city. This call for projects rewards initiatives that rely on digital tools to create places for exchange between residents in priority neighborhoods around cultural and artistic projects, such as making movies or creating local media.
The winners are:
Youth reading which launches Numook, an innovative device for developing the reading, writing and self-confidence of young people through digital exploitation, by engaging them in the collective creation of an e-book.
Horizom and its third place “Pépinière²” in the Hautepierre district of Strasbourg, dedicated to action, social innovation and digital inclusion. The association has created a podcast platform, a webzine about sustainable food change, a recording studio and a web series.
Ghett’Up for its digital platform implemented around the documentary web series “Nos Daron.ne.s”, a vector for intergenerational transmission, and educational workshops on the acquisition of essential skills and the strengthening of parenting bonds.
Radio FrogMarseille media, which launched Radio Belle de Mai, to enable the inhabitants of this district to discover, practice and animate a radio program through dissemination workshops and public radios with an editorial committee of residents and local structures.
UnVsti, social center that operates Saint-Brieuc TV, an essential tool for residents’ participation in life in their neighborhoods. The aim is to enable residents and local actors to express themselves, to develop their full potential, to learn about journalism and to promote social equality as well as access to information.
MIRA (Memory of Reanimated Images of Alsace), regional digital film library. The association launches Hors-champ in the Neuhof district of Strasbourg, which gives a group of residents the opportunity to contribute to the collection, processing and promotion of amateur film archives from their district.
The cultures of the heart Pays de la Loire and its Tessellations project, which trains young journalists from the priority neighborhoods of Le Mans on the theme of local heritage, workshops and cultural heritage travel, working with the themes of geography, science and nature.
The gold cities and the Cyber-Citizens Program, through which residents of priority areas of the Lyon metropolitan area are supported to become cultural mediators on the basis of their own cultural productions thanks to the contribution of young people in the Civic Service.
ESTEAM, association that has made a web TV, a tool for teaching, media education and competence development. The project aims to create a collective of young people from the priority neighborhoods of Tourcoing so that they can train in journalism and become journalists for web TV.