Social & Employment
Val d’Oise (France)
€10, 000 ato the Selection Committee on 16 March 2020
€10, 000 from the budget allocated at the Board meeting of May 17, 2021
The Bouffémont-Attainville-Moisselles area, north of Paris in the Val d'Oise, is a candidate for Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée (TZCLD) status.
To put an end to long-term unemployment, public and private players have come together around the "Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée (TZCLD)" scheme. After an experiment initiated in 2017 around a dozen territories, the program was extended by the public authorities at the end of 2020.
Among the candidates for certification as a TZCLD is Bouffémont-Attainville-Moisselles (population 9,400), located north of Paris in the Val d'Oise.
A carpentry workshop and a recycling center
Starting in 2019, an EBE (Entreprise à but d'emploi) has been set up to explore possible activities. Market gardening has been set up on an 800 m² plot of land made available by the Bouffémont town council, a carpentry shop has been created and the creation of a citizen concierge service is planned, again with the support of the Veolia Foundation.
Striking the right balance on a given territory between real needs, activities abandoned by the private sector and economic sustainability, is a difficult equation. Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée (Zero long-term unemployed) provides some answers, thanks to its mechanism for reallocating costs. In Bouffémont, Attainville and Moisselles, the aim is to reach over 350 long-term unemployed people.
TZCLD certification in sight
Beyond the exploratory phase of testing activities and structuring around a team of highly committed volunteers, the aim is also, and above all, for the Bouffémont-Attainville-Moisselles area to be selected by the Fonds d'Expérimentation territoriale contre le chômage de longue durée (ETCLD) to enter fully into the TZCLD program. The project could be completed by the end of 2021.
Territoires zéro chômeur de longue durée" ("Zero long-term unemployed territories") is aimed at a highly vulnerable population with difficult access to the labour market, making the goal of economic and professional integration all the more ambitious. To achieve this goal, it relies on all possible public and private stakeholders in a given area. This is undoubtedly one of the keys to tackling social exclusion.