New Aquitaine and the associative economy

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New Aquitaine (Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes) has an important Social and Solidarity Economy (ESS). In fact, 12% of employees are said to be employees of associations, mutuals, cooperatives and foundations.

In 2013, the number of employees was 220,500, for 22,150 establishments. New Aquitaine is therefore second in the “rank of the province regions for the number of employees in the sector”. These are the most associations that employ the most among the different structures of the Social and Solidarity Economy.

Faced with this dynamic, Bordeaux and its Associative Life department have set up the LABB, the Place des Associations and Volunteers Bordeaux. This scheme aims to accompany associations and volunteers on a daily basis, with a work and exchange space, as well as aid, in the form of advice or logistics. The city has also set up a site dedicated to this civic engagement on



The Social and Solidarity Economy Figures by INSEE

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