The Region and the Agence France Entrepreneur support entrepreneurship in the districts




on July 27, 2017 – Anne MOREAUX – Business

© AFE – Michael Bolivard was created Baron blue in 2016, a company that offers a catering service at home.

The Region of Île-de-France and the Agence France-Contractor (AFE) recently launched the first call for projects joint to support entrepreneurship in the neighborhoods of the City policy.

On the 1st of February last, the ERA published a call for expressions of interest (rfei), to the destination Regions and Cities to support the ” strategic Initiatives for entrepreneurship in the territories fragile “. On the basis of the proposals of Regions and Cities, the AFE supports now the implementation of calls for projects (AAP) is co-constructed and co-financed with the local communities.

In this framework, the Region of Île-de-France and the AFE are today launching the first PAA joint “entrepreneurship in the districts policies of the City” in 2017, with the objectives of :

• to strengthen the action of accompaniment of the creators-buyers and young business leaders ;

• increase the rate of creation and recovery of enterprises ;

• promote the sustainability of enterprises and jobs created in the priority neighbourhoods of urban policy.

Support the districts
The accompaniment is an issue of first plan to foster the success of entrepreneurs in the île de france and for the economic development of the Region that has a very strong entrepreneurial dynamics (27 % of start-ups created in our country), in particular in the QPV, but also a fragility of the new businesses, less robust and less rich in jobs than the national average.
The implementation of this call for project is carried out in the framework of the renewal of the regional policy in favour of entrepreneurship and should allow you to build a support offer together with the shares that will be deployed at the regional level in the framework of the call for expressions of interest ” Offer of support for a route that is coordinated to the creation and resumption of business “, and the call for projects ” to Promote the creation and recovery of activity, ensure a sustainable integration in employment”, the ESF (axis 3 of the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020).

The Region and the AFE give theobjective to accompany, every year, 1 000 holders of an entrepreneurial project or youth heads of businesses exercising their activity in the territory of the districts of the policy of the city. This is increase of 52 % in the number of escorted persons in 2016 in the districts of the city policy (650 beneficiaries).

The AAP therefore seeks to amplify the existing initiatives, which have proved their effectiveness, or to the emergence of new initiatives targeted at the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills and networking, especially for young people (under 32 years of age) and women from these territories fragile ile-de-france.

An envelope maximum of 880 000 euros is to be devoted to the PAA in respect of the year 2017, of which 700,000 euro by the Region Ile-de-France and 180 000 euros by the AFE.

Access the call for projects on the Region website or on the website of the AFE

Deadline for submission of tenders is fixed at 12 September 2017 to 12 noon.

Eligible applicants : local governments and their groupings, as well as the operators in the île de france to the accompaniment of the creation/recovery and the development of enterprises (legal persons of public law or private law).

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