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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June Lyon – Centre des Congrès

The Creation of Possibilities {La Fabrique des Possibles} It makes me indignant, you listen, we act Presentation of the forums, workshops, agoras and crossroads Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France (FCSF)

Fédération des centres sociaux et socioculturels de France [FCSF]


Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

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Programme

Friday 21 June Let’s untangle the strands of the crisis See programme on page 3

Saturday 22 June Let’s imagine the framework of tomorrow’s partnerships See programme on page 10

From 11:00 am : Onwards Welcome to the Creation of Possibilities!

9:00 am : Plenary 1 Strengthening the inhabitants’ power to act

2:00 pm : 7 Thematic Forums For programme details see pages 4 & 5

11:30 am : Free stroll through the Creation of Possibilities

4:00 pm : Workshops A, Agoras & Crossroads A For programme details see pages 6, 7 & 8

3:00 pm : Workshops C, Agoras & Crossroads C For programme details see pages 16, 17 & 18

5:30 pm : Workshops B, Agoras & Crossroads B For programme details see pages 9, 10, 11 & 12

5:00 pm : Workshops D, Agoras & Crossroads D For programme details see pages 19, 20 & 21

7:00 pm : General Assembly of the FCSF

9:30 pm : Show (entertainment)

From 8:00 pm onwards : Music Festival (Fête de la Musique)

Sunday 23 June Let’s get down to work on a new social fabric See programme on page 17 9:30 am : Plenary 2 What social centre for tomorrow? 12:30 pm : Closing of the congress

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Friday 21 June Let’s untangle the strands of the crisis In a social context marked by increases in inequalities and insecurity, and the subsequent feeling of powerlessness, how should social centres and their partners react ? Using concrete experiences, let’s discover how solutions in local situations are possible.

From 11:00 am : Welcome to the Creation of Possibilities ! Reception at the Congress Centre of Lyon in a festive atmosphere. Distribution of information kit for the participants, plus possibility of visiting the site. Meal not included (possibility of a picnic at the Parc de la Tête- d’Or) 2:00 pm : 7 thematic forums See programme details on pages 4 & 5 One forum selected from a choice of seven proposals, each one focusing on a social question : discrimination, education, health, insecurity, housing, democracy and isolation. 4:00 pm : Workshops A See programme details on pages 6 & 7 One workshop selected from a choice of 11 proposals, allowing to go deeper into one of the social questions. 5:30 pm : Workshops B See programme details on pages 8 & 9 One workshop selected from a choice of 10 proposals, allowing us to explore one of the social questions in depth. Distribution of packed lunches at the end of the workshops B or the General Assembly. 7:00 pm : General Assembly of the FCSF (optional) Possibility of attending the General Assembly 2013 or the Federation of the Social Centres of France: presentation and voting of the financial and activity reports. From 8:00 pm : Music Festival Let’s take advantage of the festivities suggested by the town of Lyon. On this occasion, a stage has been reserved, at the “Place de la Croix-Rousse” for the use of groups originating from the social centres of the Rhône.

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Friday 21 June Let’s untangle the strands of the crisis The thematic forums (2:00 – 3:30 pm) – one forum selected from a choice of seven propositions Forum 1 : Discrimination – Fight against discrimination related to origins : mission impossible ? For a long timed denied, tolerated, admitted, the question of discrimination is, more than ever, a major topical issue; this issue also naturally interpellates the notion of equality. Using eye-witness accounts of local initiatives and the contribution from the national project of the FCSF on discrimination, the forum will identify the different areas of activity where action is needed. With a contribution from Olivier NOEL, sociologist and researcher at the ISCRA, advisor to the national project Discrimination. Forum 2 : Parents on the educational platform Looking beyond the present-day educational reform, and the local implications, we question the place of families in local educative projects: simple beneficiaries, or actors? From analysis of the on-going reform, using illustrations of local actions, this forum will offer the opportunity to question the chances for opening up a bigger place for families in local educational politics. With a contribution from Laurent OTT, philosopher, and representatives from the researchprogramme “by involving their parents, all children can succeed”. Forum 3 : Health – health lacking in solidarity Diminishing reimbursement for health cost, the need for mutual benefit insurance, the increase in inequalities in access to rights and territorial inequalities. Our health system, heritage from the post-war years, has been questioned now for several decades. In this context what is the position of the action of social centres in health matters, between information, prevention and treatment ? Starting with inhabitants’ resources, how to develop alternatives to inequalities. Acting with whom ? With a contribution from Jean-Pierre DESCHAMPS, professor of public health, and director of the Institute of Public Health of Nancy, and representatives from the Renaudot Institute. Forum 4 : Insecurity – “Fed up with charity, I want a real job !” Insecurity related to employment is at the same time linked to mechanisms beyond our control, on a national and on an international scale, and of a dimension that does not allow us to act locally. Escaping from a mood of fatality, identifying the political and structural causes of situations of insecurity, in order to react locally and nationally, such is the challenge launched by this forum. With a contribution from Danièle DEMOUSTIER, socio-economist, and senior lecturer at the IEP Grenoble

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Forum 5 : Housing – To be homeless or to live decently ? Housing is a central preoccupation of inhabitants, whether it concerns poor housing, evictions or simply the forever increasing rents. All of which invoke the “housing” project. What is the role of a social centre? By means of this forum we can address the questions of what ground to occupy, which actors to work with and which challenges in the future for “housing”. With a contribution (provisional) from Nicolas d’ANDREA, geographer and lecturer at the University of Bordeaux (33), and representatives from the Social Union for housing. Forum 6 : Democracy – “For politicians who cannot hear, let’s reinvent the megaphone! For speechless citizens, let’s reinvent sign-language” At the heart of the democratic idea, the question of dialogue between elected representatives and citizens has been marked these last few years by a progressive distancing : mistrust, distrust, misunderstanding etc. How do we open up areas of dialogue in order to construct local politics together ? Based on what is at stake in participation and new forms of engagement, the question concerns the mission of social centres in the context of the dialogue between citizens and elected representatives. With a contribution from Michel KOEBEL, sociologist and senior lecturer at the university of Strasbourg (67), and René BALME, maire of Grigny (69) Forum 7 : Isolation – “She has so much to say… but no-one to say it to” Faced with increasing isolation and an evolution of our society towards the erosion of traditional links, how can we react? Up to what point can we intervene ? Having deciphered the realities of isolation today, between the mechanisms which produce them and the choice of persons, the forum will present the opportunity of identifying those areas of solidarity to be invented or re-energised, and of questioning the social centre about its capacity of going, with other actors, towards those most isolated. With a contribution from Alain MERGIER, sociologist and director of the Institute WEI.

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Friday 21 June Let’s untangle the strands of the crisis Workshops A (4:00 – 5:15 pm) – one workshop selected from proposals Workshop A1 (Discrimination): Too young, too Arab, too woman : what similarities in these struggles ? A debate on the importance of not creating rivalry between the criteria of discrimination, but bringing about the convergence of all the struggles towards the same equality. With the participation of Christine DELPHY, researcher et the CNRS. Conference Workshop A2 (Education): Act with other educational actors Working from exchanges of experiences, this workshop will allow us to question the alliances and partnerships with other local educational actors working close to families (workers in institutions, education and prevention) in order to progress on local alliances. Exchange of experiences Workshop A3 (Health): Promotion, prevention of treatment: health in social centres Debate on the subject on the positions taken up by social centres in regard to health, taking into account the resources of the persons, the approach of well-being, promotion and prevention. With the Renaudot Institute Debate Workshop A4 (Health): Accompanying access to rights in matters of health No recourse to CMU (Universal Health Insurance) or its refusal by certain practitioners, the always-rising health cost, delisting of certain drugs. There exist rights in matters of health. How to get to know them better? How to accompany the procedure in order to obtain them ? With Caroline Despres (doctor in public health) Exchange of experiences Workshop A5 (Insecurity): What strategy to adopt in order to influence public policy ? A round-table debate with actors from the National Council for the policy of Struggle against poverty and social Exclusion (CNLE) and political representatives, on the institutions taking into account the declarations of those directly concerned by insecurity, and the shared expectations of the CNLE and the network of social centres. Round table Workshop A6 (Housing): Housing projects showing proof of solidarity Other forms of solidarity-housing, cooperatives, are being developed on the ground, collectively in certain cases, in a response to a need to live differently. The social centres could help in supporting these initiatives. Presentation of on-going experiences. With the builders’ Company (les Compagnons bâtisseurs) Exchange of experiences

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Workshop A7 (Housing) : Think along with its inhabitants about tomorrow’s town This workshop will present the opportunity, proceeding with the mobilisation of inhabitants, of establishing the definition and the development of the territory, whether that consist of urban projects, urban renovation or the creation of new districts. The inhabitants carry the dreams, desires and needs for tomorrow’s towns. How can the social centres lend their support to these undertakings ? Exchange of experiences Workshop A8 – 4 pm – 6:30 pm : Stroll through the city in the district of la Duchère (30 places available) With participations from local inhabitants and a town planer, set off to discover a district where inhabitant collectives, accompanied by social centres are actors in urban renovation. Those participating in this walkabout will receive organizational details (rendezvous, itinerary…) during the month of June Experimentation Workshop A9 (Democracy): What is involved in a qualitative change in democracy ? A conference on the analysis of the state of our democracy, paths to invent tomorrow, taking into account the local dimension, and the role of social centres within these perspectives. With a contribution from Patrick VIVERET, philosopher. Michelle M. Mills, Columbus, Ohio - US Round table Workshop A10 (Isolation): Break down isolation using our daily practises This workshop, working from accounts of first-hand experiences, will allow to identify in what manner the activities regularly organised by the social centres (cooking workshops, computerbased activities, walks etc) help to break down the walls of solitude. Conference Workshop A11 (Isolation): Going towards isolated persons: possible roles for social centres Concerned about the solitude of those cut off results, at some point, in the need to escape from one’s own four walls and encounter these people, there where they live. Where, and with whom, to encounter those trapped in solitude? And how to help them become actors of their environment. Production workshop Workshop A12 (Isolation): Going towards isolated persons: possible roles for social centres Concerned about the solitude of those cut off results, at some point, in the need to escape from one’s own four walls and encounter these people, there where they live. Where, and with whom, to encounter those trapped in solitude? And how to help them become actors of their environment. With Nicole Valtorta (researcher in public health) Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Friday 21 June – Alternative A – 04 :00 pm – 05:15 pm Agoras et Crossroads A – The agoras are put forward by social centres or federations in the Shop (places limited), whereas the crossroads are organised by the FCSF, alongside the day’s general thematic. Agora A13 – What training policy to adopt for the strengthening of the power to act ? Debate on the question of the qualifications of actors from social centres. Led by the national work-project Qualification of actors IFS Paul VLAAR, Movisie - Utrecht Debate Agora A14 – Participative practices throughout the history of social centres A look at participative practices at different stages in the history of social centres Led par Mémoires Vives-Centres Sociaux Debate Agora A15 – Cultural projects and inhabitants’ participation Presentation of two cultural projects, led by social centres, a story-telling festival and a partnership with a theatre. Led by the social centres of Saint Gabriel (13) and Ruffécois (16) Presentation Agora A16 – Software tools in the service of social centres Presentation of software tools used in organisation (accounts, payroll, activities) and their bonusvalue in the service of projects Led by AIGA Presentation Agora A17 – From participative membership to a misplaced general asssembly Presentation of tips and hints to make democratic life easier within social centres. Led by the federation of the Drôme Presentation Agora A18 – PPG (Participation, Pathway, Governance) Experimentation with a teaching tool on the governance, the participation and the pathway for volunteers. Led by the regional union of the Pays de la Loire Experimentation Agora A19 – Video creation in partnership Presentation of a partnership shared by school, social centre and library concerning the making of a video with children. Led by the social centre from Barolles (69) Presentation Crossroads A20 – Inhabitants in retirement, a source of richness for our territories Exchanges on the taking into account the situation of aged people, related to the partnership between the CNAV and the FCSF Led by the national work-project Ageing (Vieillissement) Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Friday 21 June Let’s untangle the threads of the crisis Workshops B (5:30 – 6:45 pm) – one workshop chosen from 10 proposals Workshop B1 (Discrimination) : Discrimination beyond frontiers This workshop will be an opportunity to work and exchange on the dynamics of alliance over a territory, aiming at the prevention of and the struggle against discrimination. By means of three witnesses: local, with the collective Cilda, “Lutte contre les Discrim’actions” (“Fight against Discrim’actions”) from Blanc-Mesnil, regional with l’Acsé d’Aquitaine, and international with a member of the International federation of Settlements (IFS), Giczey Péter elnök ÉLETFA Segítő Szolgálat Egyesület Debrecen- Hongrie Exchange of experiences Workshop B2 (Discrimination) : An example of mobilisation against discrimination: the youth collective of Lormont Starting with the viewing of a film, this workshop will present the various stages in the organisation, by a youth collective from Lormont accompanied by a social centre, of a forum on the struggle against discrimination. This forum made possible an exchange of views between local institutional actors, actors in schools and students of this thematic. Round table Workshop B3 (Education) : Parents take action for their children’s success Debate taking off from experiences, notably the research-action “By involving their parents, all children can succeed”, aiming to involve parents in local educational policy-making. How a social centre may help in this direction. Debate Workshop B4 (Education) : the place of young people in local educational policies Local projects show that it is possible to associate young people in the construction of those local policies that concern them, whether they be concerned with leisure, mobility or insertion in professional life. Presentation and discussion around these subjects. Debate Workshop B5 (Health) : How to act in the face of territorial inequalities in health structures Faced with the problem of the “medical deserts”, and the subsequent problems for the inhabitants, social centres react in developing projects which bring together professionals in the health services with their patients. Presentation of initiatives from social centres, anxious about territorial inequalities in health structures. Exchange of experiences Workshop B6 (Insecurity) : An example of an exchange between beneficiaries and social workers : the permanent forum for integration (Nord) A return to the project initiated by the Federation of Social Centres of the Nord, when the RSA (Active Solidarity Income) was instigated in 2009. The permanent forums for integration are places for exchanges and encounters between beneficiaries of the RSA, local associations and public bodies. This initiative aims to encourage an articulation citizen of those concerned, and open up a dialogue with the appropriate institutions in order to advance policies. Exchange of experiences

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Workshop B7 (Insecurity) : A theatre-forum : changing how insecurity is perceived Racial and geographical discrimination in part-time employment, illegal workers exploited … situations highlighting insecurity and discrimination at the work-place. A debate launched on the occasion of a theatre-forum, “We will never give up hope” interpreted by the group Naje. Theatre-forum Workshop B8 (Housing) : Daily action on the housing front Interrogative looks between the social centres, the renters’ associations and the providers of social housing on the subjects of avoiding evictions, of considering the more fragile and encouraging self-help in improving the housing environment. IFS : Joanne M. Oplustil, President/CEO CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Ventures, Brooklyn, NY Debate Workshop B9 (Democracy) : An anthropological look at new forms of engagement An anthropological viewpoint of the on-going evolution in our society concerning democratic experiences, the new forms of engagement and the necessity of changing our outlook. With the participation of Catherine NEVEU, anthropologist at the CNRS Conference Workshop B10 (Isolation) : Acting in partnership for those territories which do not exclude Debate on the extra-value for the setting up of local actors, including social centres which participate in the integration of new inhabitants, particularly those cut off from society for reasons of age or other difficulties. How should the social centre find its place in this mesh ? What action to take ? Debate

Friday 21 June – Alternative B – 05:45 pm – 07:00 pm Agoras et Crossroads B – The agoras are put forward by social centres or federations in the Shop (places limited), whereas the crossroads are organised by the FCSF, alongside the day’s general thematic. Agora B11 – What perspectives for European cooperation? Debate on the setting up of networks and the perspectives for cooperation on a European scale. Led by the national work-project Europe/international Debate Agora B12-Social centres and and social networks : what convergences? What are the risks and opportunities linked to the use of on-line social networks ? Led by the national work-project Numérique Debate Agora B13 – The doors of time : patrimonial projects and popular education Presentation and exchanges concerning the construction and perpetuation of projects involving museums. Led by the national work-project Culture Presentation

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Agora B14 – Madam Mayor : hand over the money! All that you should NOT do, in order to gain support from your local elected representative Led by the federation of Languedoc Roussillon Presentation Agora B15 – Initiatives concerning employment (1) Presentation of two projects concerning employment and the struggle against insecurity : la Fabriq et Ballades Urbaines. Led by the social centres la 20e Chaise (75) and Saint Gabriel (13) Presentation Agora B16 – The teaching method « Citizen bridges » Experimentation of a teaching method created to deal with problems of illiteracy (ASL, FLE, etc …) Led by the social centre Espace 19 (75) Experimentation Agora B17 – Setting up networks for contributors to socio-linguistic workshops Presentation of the setting up of networks and the sharing of learning techniques Led by the social centre Saint Just (69) Presentation Crossroads B18 – The tools and methods available to assist young people’s projects Presentation of different tools and methods, such as the Juniors Association, Civic Service, the PEJA programme. Led by the federation from Seine et Marne. Debate

Saturday 22 June – Alternative S – 11 :30 am – 01:00 pm Agoras et Crossroads S - The agoras are put forward by social centres or federations in the Shop (places limited), whereas the crossroads are organised by the FCSF, alongside the day’s general thematic

Agora S1 – The accorderies : a tool in the service of strenthening the power to act Debate on the subject of accorderies (system of exchange of mutually supporting services) and their added value in the struggle against poverty and in social innovation Led by Pascale Caron Debate Agora S2 – Young people and internet : what practices, what uses ? What are the uses of internet for young people today, and how can social centres take these into account? Led by by the national group Numérique. Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Agora S3 – Cultural projects involving inhabitants’ participation Presentation of two festivals allowing the inhabitants to exhibit artistic productions Led by federations from Essonne / Val de Marne and Seine-Saint-Denis. Presentation Agora S4 – Popular Universities for Parents Presentation of examples where parents are, in turn, actors, researchers and citizens Led by social centres of Tarare, Pierre Bénite (69) and Chambéry (73) Presentation Agora S5 – Which learning processes enhance the power to act ? Presentation of training programmes aimed at the strengthening of the inhabitants’ power to act Led by the national work-project Qualification des acteurs Presentation Crossroads S6 – What place for young adults in social centres? Debate concerning young adults (18-30 years old) on expectations, hopes and roles in social centres Led by the federation from the Rhône Debate Crossroads S7 – Women, head-wear, school outings, towards an excluding society ? Review of the discriminatory practices of certain schools with the women concerned, plus debate. Led by the social centre of les Tilleuls (93) Debate Crossroads S8 – Rural social centres : challenge and opportunity Debate on rural social centres and the problems raised by territorial reform. Led by the federation from Côte d’Or. Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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2013

Saturday 22 June Let us conceive the framework for tomorrow’s partnerships After a first day spent exploring possible actions for the social centres in the face of the social questions posed on the territory, let us enquire, more globally, into our objectives, our methods and our alliances, in order to imagine, together, the social centre of tomorrow. 9.00 am : Plenary 1 – Strengthening the inhabitants’ power to act Following the welcoming speeches from representatives of the Federation of social centres of the Rhône and from the Town of Lyon, the members of Board of Governors of the FCSF will outline today’s work-programme: in the face of the societal challenges with which we are confronted, how can social centres evolve in order to answer them best. In what manner is the strengthening of the inhabitant’s power to act an answer to this challenge? From 11.30 am : Free stroll through the “Making of Possibilities” Sprinkled with cultural and musical interludes, this stroll allows the time to visit the various exhibitions presented on site, as well as the Shop, the debating and exchange zones, and the display of our network’s productions. See presentation of shop page 17 1.00 pm : Lunch 3.00 pm : Workshops C See programme details on page13 &14 To choose one workshop from 10 proposals; to discover and question the different ideas related to the strengthening of the inhabitants’ power to act. 5.00 pm : Workshops D See programme details on pages 15 &16 To choose one workshop from 10 proposals; to discover and question the different ideas related to the concept of strengthening of the inhabitants’ power to act. 7.00 pm : Aperitif and dinner 9.30 pm : Show (entertainment) Artistic creation, shared and multi-disciplinary (theatre, dance, song, slam etc) presented by le Théâtre du Grabuge, with the participation of groups coming from social centres throughout France.

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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2013

Saturday 22 June Let us conceive the framework of tomorrow’s partnerships The power to act designates the inhabitants’ capacity to be actors in the transformation of their lives and their environment. Thus it concerns their capacity, both to understand their situations and identify their difficulties and resources, and to organize themselves, in order to provide responses, but also to make themselves heard and weigh upon the decisions that affect them. In order to explore the different aspects of this approach, the participants of the congress are invited to discuss 5 themes : Strengthening the inhabitants’ power to act What society for tomorrow? (Theme 1) We are confronted by hitherto unknown challenges: environmental, democratic, economic and societal. This context is, none the less, a tremendous opportunity to mobilise us into inventing new methods of living and provoking transformations. To strengthen the inhabitants’ power to act, is to stimulate the innovative capacities of the civil society. How do we fight against the feeling of powerlessness, how do we take charge of the on-going evolution, in order to construct a “participative society” ? What impact on our projects and on our territories? (Theme 2) Strengthening the inhabitants’ power to act, means constructing with them, and concerting with their assets, actions concerning subjects which are near to their hearts. Therefore, as far as the social centres are concerned, it is a question of developing a service of a” crossroad of citizen initiatives”. What is the role of a social centre in citizen expression and the construction of collective action ? What is the impact of the reinforcement of the power to act on the person and his environment ? What new alliances can be forged with civil society ? Reinforcing the inhabitants’ power to act is a project whose scope goes beyond that of a social centre; it concerns the territory in its entirety, whose transformation concerns all of its inhabitants. This is why this way ahead is conceived in a framework of alliances with other actors in the civil society who share this vision of a “participative society”. How do we construct alliances with other structures and movements in the civil society ? What are the strong points, and difficulties, for the social centres ? What evolution in our relations with public partners ? For a long time social centres have established partnerships with public institutions. To place social centres as “crossroads of citizen initiatives” brings into question the space afforded to rising dynamics coming from the inhabitants in these partnerships, to the detriment of that occupied by “descending” public policy-making (of which the social centres are also actors). How do we highlight the role played by the inhabitants in the shaping of their territory ? How do we construct the new political bridges which acknowledge the social centre’s role of interpellator? How do we remove obstacles, overcome fears, manage the tensions ?

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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2013

What evolution in our practices ? (Theme 5) The strengthening of the inhabitants’ power to act is based upon particular methods: the strategy employed for approaching other persons, their participation in the definition of problems as well as the identification of responses, the identification of their existing and potential resources, training of personnel, mobilization links, etc … How, in reality, do we become actors in the reinforcement of the inhabitants’ power to act, how do we encourage participation, organise and mobilize ?

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Saturday 22 June Let us conceive the framework of tomorrow's partnerships (solidarities) Workshops C (3:00 – 4:30 pm) – one workshop chosen from 10 proposals Workshop C1 (Theme 1) : Beyond participation: towards a democratic renewal ? What can we say about the real effects of a “participative” project? What does the notion of “power to act” add to that of “participation” ? Why is it urgent to reinforce the citizen's capacity for mobilisation and negotiation, in order that he has more control over society's evolution ? Conference Workshop C2 (Theme 2) : Doing otherwise: the links between individual transformation and the transformation of society The actions undertaken by our collectives or associations are directly linked to the quality of the interpersonal relationships that exist between every one in these groups. In what way does developing the power to act lead us to examine the quality of relationships within our workgroup ? How do we bring it about that each participant feels acknowledged by his group, can play down power games, can integrate new people, can be in a state of invention rather than repetition ? Debate Workshop C3 (Theme 2) : Towards “participating” territories ? Faced with problems identified within its territory, a social centre has a role to play in encouraging the expression and mobilization of the inhabitants. Through different concrete examples we see how this mobilization can bring about changes in the conditions of life. Exchange of experiences Workshop C4 (Theme 2) : Other ways of constructing our projects A social centre is defined as being a “centre for initiatives, supported by the inhabitants, carried out by professionals”. How can the volunteers and the salaried staff of social centres further promote the expression, the mobilization and, subsequently, the collective action of the inhabitants ? What changes in outlook and posture are required to renew our relationships with our inhabitants ? Exchange of experiences Workshop C5 (Theme 3) : Constructing alliances: examples drawn from local economic development Using examples drawn from local economic development, this workshop will be an opportunity to examine possible local alliances with on-hand partners. How do we construct these alliances ? How to succeed ? What constraints ? Exchange of experiences Workshop C6 (Theme 4) : The inhabitants' power to act: a source of concern for the public bodies (authorities) ? The power to act sometimes results in the inhabitants calling upon the public bodies. In such cases the social centre may be called upon to assist the inhabitants' negotiations, that they be heard. How can this helping role be acknowledged, and conflict avoided? How to draw the fruits from this tension between the social centre and its partners in the interests of the territory ? Exchange of experiences

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

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Workshop C7 (theme 5) : Reinforce the inhabitants' power to act: the different theoretical approaches The reinforcement of the power to act has been theorized about for more than a half-century, through different models: the development of the power to act individually and collectively, community development and organisation, awareness etc. Discovery of these different approaches with contributions from researchers and allied networks. Round table Workshop C8 (theme 5) : Encourage the participation of the inhabitants In this workshop, through experiences of the network and elsewhere (in France, and elsewhere in the world), we will be concerned with identifying the conditions which favour the mobilization of the inhabitants: going towards them, building on what counts for them, listening to their preoccupations, constructing relations of confidence ... Exchange of experiences

Workshop C9 -C10 (Theme 5) : Two workshops of “putting into practise” These workshops will provide the opportunity to experiment with practices aimed at individual or collective mobilisation of people. Attention, in order to allow “putting into practise” to take place in good conditions, the participation in one of these workshops can only take place by pre-inscription, limited to 40 places. With a thematic chosen from one of two following :

C9 : Carry out face-to-face interviews C10 : Approaching the inhabitants in a public space Play out the situation

Saturday 22 June – Alternative C – 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Agoras et Crossroads C – The agoras are put forward by social centres or federations in the Shop (places limited), whereas the crossroads are organised by the FCSF, alongside the day’s general thematic

Agora C11 – The SCIC : a new method of governance for social centres ? Is the Cooperative Society for Collective Interest (SCIC), which permits the creation of economic activities, adapted for the running of social centres? Led by the federation from Seine Saint Denis Debate Agora C12 – What federal dynamics concerning the inhabitants’ power to act ? What role for a federation in accompanying initiatives for the strengthening of the inhabitants’ power to act ? Led by the federation from Paris. Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Agora C13 – Access to culture for handicapped people in social centres Presentation of an experimentation aimed at helping handicapped persons’ participation in cultural events. Led by the national work-project Culture Presentation Agora C14 – Youth and international solidarity Exchanges through programmes of international mobility of young people, led by social centres Led by the national work-project Europe/International Presentation Agora C15 – Initiatives concerning employment (2) Presentation of two projects concerning employment and integration : the Espace Bien Etre Solidaire and the Café de l’Emploie (The Job Café) Led by the social centres of Lo Solan (64) and Saint Gabriel (13) Presentation Agora C16 – The debating method « theatre-ized” The participants will be invited to take part in a debate on the subject of isolation in a rural environment using a rather original method. Led by the social centre of Marais (79) Experimentation Crossroads C17 – Cooperation or mutualisation ? The role of federations in relations between social centres In the face of territorial restructuring, how to organize the matching of projects and shared positions in the face of collectivities. Led by the federation of Loire-Atlantique Debate Crossroads C18 – Equality of the sexes : a question for social centres ? How is the question of the equality of the sexes posed in our society ? How can social centres deal with this ? Led by Accolades Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Saturday 22 June Let’s conceive the framework for tomorrow’s partnerships Workshops D (5:00 – 6:30 pm) – one workshop to choose from 10 proposals Workshop D1 (Theme 1) : Beyond participation : towards a democratic renovation ? What does the notion of “power to act” entail in connection with that of “participation”? Why is it urgent to strengthen the citizens’ capacities for mobilization and negotiation, in order that they have more say in the evolution of society With Miguel Benasayag (philosopher) et Adrien Roux (community organiser)) Conference Workshop D2 (Theme 2) : From a “user” inhabitant to an engaged citizen To develop one’s capacity to control one’s life and one’s environment requires an individual emancipation; that is to say, the capacity to be free of the constraints that weigh on oneself, one’s life, one’s near-ones. How can social centres assist this emancipation, notably for those persons affected by multiple difficulties ? Conference Workshop D3 (Theme 2) : Must our federation become a citizen movement ? In the perspective of social centres reinforcing the power to act, how do we get results at a federal level starting from local citizen initiatives ? Construction of collective positions, common proposals, negotiating power with public bodies etc. Debate Workshop D4 (Theme 3) : What strategic alliances for civil society? From a local to a national level, how to construct alliances so as to make civil society stronger? Against rivalries between associations and networks, it is a question of imagining possible synergies in order to strengthen civil society’s capacity to influence decisions and to suggest propositions that transform the territories. Round table Workshop D5 (Theme 3) : Construct alliances: examples taken from long-term development Taking the example of long-term development, this workshop will be the occasion for exchanges on possible local alliances with actors from the territory. How are alliances constructed ? What restraints ? Exchange of experiences Workshop D6 (Theme 4) : Territorial reform: what place for the inhabitants ? The territorial reforms, in particular the creation of intercommunalities (the amalgamation of existing communalities), will displace the traditional locations of centres of decision-making. In this context, how to make sure that the territorial projects are co-constructed with the inhabitants? What role can social centres play in this co-construction ? Round table Workshop D7 (Theme 4) : Construct a balanced partnership with the public powers The relations that social service hold with public powers often resemble that of a provider of services rather than an equitable partnership. Using concrete examples let’s see how it is possible to construct a real social/political harmony in the interests of the territory. Round table

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Workshop D8 (Theme 5) : Take up action collectively Using experiences from the network and elsewhere, this workshop will identify the “ingredients” of collective action: the debate, the construction of individual and collective words, the taking of collective decisions, moving into action, etc. Exchange of experiences Workshops D9 – D10 (Theme 5): Two workshops of “putting into practice” These workshops will provide the opportunity to experiment with practices aimed at individual or collective mobilisation of people. Attention, in order to allow “putting into practice” to take place in good conditions, the participation in one of these workshops can only take place by pre-inscription, limited to 40 places. A thematic chosen from one of two following :

D9 : Lead a discussion to construct a collective action

D10 : Training persons for a mobilisation relay

Play out the situation

Saturday 22 June – Alternative D – 05 :00 pm – 06:30 pm Agoras et Crossroads D – The agoras are put forward by social centres or federations in the Shop (places limited), whereas the crossroads are organised by the FCSF, alongside the day’s general thematic Agora D11 – MJC (Maison Jeunesse Culture) and the social centres : complementary or competitive How to construct complementary relationship between these structures of proximity, often living side by side in the same space ? Led by the confederation of the MJC of France Debate Agora D12 – Setting up web-TV in social centres : why and how ? Using on-going experiences let’s question the practices of Web TV carried out by social centres, and imagine future developments. Led by the federation of the Charente Debate Agora D13 – Shared Words, a federating project for popular education Presentation of initiatives aimed at restoring the word’s practice in public Led by the collective Paroles Partagées (Shared Words) Presentation Agora D14 – the European dimension in the service of the power to act ? Presentation of initiatives concerning the bonus value of educational programmes during all one’s life Led by the work-project Europe / International Presentation

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Agora D15 – The participation of handicapped persons in social centres How are handicapped persons represented in social centres ? How to develop their involvement ? Led by the social centre of Bonnefoi (69) Presentation Agora D16 – Experimentation with two games Experimentation of the tools created by the people involved in two games : the first about children’s rights, the second about consumerism and budgeting Led by the social centre of Saint Just (69) Playing out of a situation Crossroads D17 – The role of social centres in receiving travellers How are the spaces occupied by nomadic life (sites, family domains etc) taken into consideration when project contracts are elaborated? Led by the Union Régionale Poitou-Charentes Debate Crossroads D18 – When administrative red-tape smothers the power to act How do administrative constraints weaken the projects proposed by the social centres ? How to get round them? Led by the social centres of Villeurbanne (69) Debate

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Sunday 23 June Let’s get down to work on a new social fabric What engagements can we make, collectively, for the ten years to come ? Thanks to the reflexions generated during the congress, we can be clearer about the kind of society that we want to help emerge for tomorrow. 9:30 am : Plenary 2 – What social centre for tomorrow ? Having gone back over the past two days, the participants will draw up an assessment of this congress, to which the national partners of the network will respond. The Board of Directors of the FCSF will then present the main points that will determine the work of the federal network in the years to come. 0:30 pm : Closing of the congress Packed lunches for the grand picnic at the Parc de la Tête-d’Or

The Shop The Congress, you are part of its creation! For this reason, the social centres are invited to manifest their participation in the setting of a large area dedicated to meetings, debates and presentation of projects : The Shop. The Shop will be composed of the following elements : “islands” – small rostrums - allowing the presentation of the social centres’ projects and realisations, “agoras” – gathering points - allowing the organisation of debates on targeted subjects, either chosen in advance or at the last moment, a cinema showing award-winning radio/video works and other audiovisual productions from the network, a bookshop/library providing access to works of reference and documents produced by the network, an internet workshop, place of discussion and discovery, using all the new technologies.

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Congress 2013 – 21, 22 and 23 June

Federation of the Social and Socio-Cultural Centres of France [FCSF]

2013

Practical information: The blog of artistic creations for the congress: http://danseduverasoie.centres-sociaux.fr

The next stages : As soon as you arrive at the Palais des Congrès de Lyon you will receive, at the reception, a package containing a detailed programme of the events, plus a detailed plan showing where these events will take place

Acknowledgements : The Governing Board (Conseil d’Administration) of the FCSF would like to thank all those involved in the organisation of the congress: - the pilot group, the organisation group and the thematic project leaders, - the Federation of the social centres of the Rhône, - the URACS and the departmental federation of Rhône-Alpes, - the national work-groups Culture, Europe, Discrimination and Ageing Well, - the congress delegates from all of the local federations.

Partners : The congress is organised by the FCSF in partnership with : The federation of the social centres of the Rhône/ Town of Lyon The Congress is supported by: MAIF / Aiga / Crédit Cooperatif / Chorum The FCSF is supported by: CNAF / Direction Générale de la Cohésion Sociale / Ministre de la Jeunesse et Sports / Ministre de la Culture / Acsé / SG-CIV / CCMSA / Mairie-conseils (Caisse des dépôts)

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