Carla Olivet’s report suggestions

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Carl Olive, Mayor of Poissy, has just presented his report entitled “Building a Nation through Sport” to the government, thus completing the mission entrusted to him last October to “think about the best expression of public action in terms of integrating through sport into world life.” quarters.” In one hundred days, this mission led to 120 hearings, consultations of 41 sports federations, field trips, a symposium in the Assembly … Among the hearings are hearings of local elected officials, for example through the Association France Urbaine, which subsequently revealed some of the versions contained in this report (see our January 21 article). Finally, the government itself foresaw some measures at the end of January, since within the framework of the last Interdepartmental Commission on Urban Affairs it was decided to keep three from the very beginning: “the creation of third sports facilities per meter of buildings with the support of donors, the development of TIG Sport in sports clubs and experiential contracting between communities, National Education and sports clubs” (see our January 31 article).

As a result, the mission formulates 24 recommendations, whether they are new measures or a synthesis of what is already being done here and there. The two ministers who received the report, Roxana Marachineanu (sports) and Nadia Hai (city), believe that four of them can be “quickly implemented on the ground.” First, to support volunteer communities in order to outdoor sports facilities in the evening and on weekends in the city’s political districts (CPV). What some communities are already doing. And this will complement one of the provisions of the sports bill, which is due to be finally passed by Parliament this Thursday, February 24 (it is planned to facilitate the access of local sports associations to school equipment). Similarly, both ministers reiterated their support for the “development sports objects“, in the spirit of the “5000 small sports equipment” plan (see our articles of February 15 and December 3). As for the “foot of the building” measurement, it is specified that a reflection with the Social Union for Housing and Public Utilities (USh) will be launched in the near future.

The government also relies on the structure educational cities to make sport a “lever of success” and as such provide “a set of tools for integrating sports into the educational project offered to students” of these cities. Finally, with regard to professional integration through sportswe will know that the “trust fund” should allow “identifying qualified actors”, in addition to existing activities such as “Sesame”, a personalized support system for 3,000 additional young people aspiring to a career in sports (budget in the latest financial law in links to the recovery plan – see our article).

Carl Oliva’s suggestions don’t stop there. “Experiments towards QPV abound in all territories,” the elected official emphasizes, and it is from these field initiatives that the 24 recommendations were formed. Also from a comparison of sports practice in QPV and throughout the country. This is done in order to “reveal the brakes preventing greater democratization” of sports practice in the QPV. The spectrum chosen is wide: sports-health, sports-education, sports-citizenship, competitions, employment, family, leisure, e-sports… And don’t forget about everything that was observed during the health crisis… nor the approach of Paris 2024.

70% of the recommendations “were published in a few weeks – and without burning the cash desk!” Carl Olive assures. Among them, we note, in particular, the idea of ​​a “single window for assistance at a “zero fee” for club licenses“for a specific audience through the National Sports Agency at the national level and through associations at the local level.

Based on feedback on local experience (for example, the city of Lavandou in Vara is mentioned), the report proposes to generalize the model “School of introduction to sports”a social structure that offers children classes on Wednesdays or Saturdays to help them choose a sports discipline, which they will then play in the club.

In addition to the sports third places that have attracted the attention of the government, the mission advocates the development Sports and health centers in QPV, again at the foot of the building in relation to landlords, with inclusion in the local health contract. And, always sports-health, it is considered desirable that every new renovation or construction of social housing includes a course or sports equipment.

On the gate disabilitywe are talking about the appointment of a referent for “sport-handicap” in each department, and even about training the AES in sports.

A few suggestions seem to be related to what was at the heart of the mission: how to “make sports activities in QPV the starting point access to employment or professional integration. In particular, we are talking about the recruitment and training of “local sports mediators” and the preservation of the system of “coaches for integration through sports”.

Another aspect that has been widely discussed is the link between sport and “republican construction of youth”. The report then talks about the issues covered by the “separatism” law and the security aspect: “systematize the signing of a secular charter and a republican commitment agreement” before granting any subsidies or renting premises, identifying a “sports district assistant” in police stations, create a “local sports dialogue council” modeled on the Local Security and Crime Prevention Contract (CLSPD) or thus provide for “TIG sport” in clubs.

Finally, Carl Olive encourages as many municipalities as possible to come up with a budget. participation dedicated to sports to “leave the word” to residents in determining local projects related to sports.