A project of mutualisation and social innovation at the heart of La Guillotière in Lyon (France).
Mutualisation of working ressources, a support for citizens' expression, NGO's, an "unformal" incubator for micro-entreprise (or else!).
Locaux Motiv' is a shared mutualised space open to all. It welcomes all types of structures and organisations and individuals. It promotes the commitment of each of its members (residents, users and friends) and facilitates cooperation and coproduction amongst its members and beyond. It is rooted in a popular neighbourhood in Lyon's 7th district, La Guillotière. It aims at promoting the development, facilitation and social life of that area.
Imagined in 2009 and open in 2011, Locaux Motiv' project is carried by stakeholders in various fields of activities and status, all sharing the same "charter of intent".
In January 2013, Locaux Motiv' will host twenty resident organisations (33 working stations), around twenty "users" organisations (use of meeting rooms, storage, etc.) and more than 50 "friends".
Unique in its deep roots in a popular neighbourhood in a process of renovation and in its capacity to allow NGO's, entrepreneurs, individuals who recognize shared values among themselves (sharing, respect, cooperation) to work and act together. Creative in its capacity to link stakeholders of the social and solidarity-based economy or culture acting on a very small or international scale.
The social value of the project lies in:
- the crossover between themes of cooperation
- experimenting with new ways of acting on the territory
- identifying a sustainable economic model to allow access to shared resources of work and actions.
The ambition is related to a qualitative development: more openness, sharing, sustainable projects, facilitated cooperation and projects involving inhabitants of the concerned territory.
The project was born from the lack of proper work and acting resources for stakeholders concerned by the popular and multiethnic neighborhood in question.
The current, non-profit model is based on two pillars:
- the co-financing of working, meeting and storage spaces by residents (working stations) and users.
- the development of projects in partnership with local stakeholders and financers, foundations and enterprises of the social and solidarity based economy.
The business model is yet to be stabilised in regard with the overall ambition.