POUILLY-EN-AUXOIS: Minister Marc Fesneau welcomes initiatives around the French service area

Due to the particularity of its management by an association, the space for the public services of the daily Pouilly-en-Auxois received on Tuesday, August 31, the visit of Marc Fesneau, welcomed by Senator François Patriat.

Returning from a trip to the Grand Est on Tuesday, August 31, Marc Fesneau (Modem), Minister Plenipotentiary to the Prime Minister, responsible for Relations with Parliament and Citizen Participation, made a stop at Pouilly-in-Auxois and visited the French Service District at the direction of François Patriat, Senator for LREM from Côte d’Or.

The Minister was greeted by Eric Bisevaux, Mayor of Boilly-en Oxwa, and Fabien Sodry, Governor of Côte d’Or. The delegation also included parliamentarians Yulin de Courson (associated with the Modem), Remy Dellati (LR), Fadela El Khattabi (LREM), Didier Martin (LREM) and Didier Paris (LREM) as well as Patrick Molinos (PRG), Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Bourgogne-Franch-Conte Regional Council , Lawrence Port (LCOP), Vice-President of the Cote d’Or Provincial Council, Pierre Boillot (PS), Counsellor of Cote d’Or County, François Desely (Modem), Vice-President of Dijon Metropole, Yves Corto, President of the Municipalities of Boilly-en-Auxis-Bliny-sur-Houch, and Muriel Porteous, deputy governor of the Bonn region.

11,000 people passed through the vaccination center

Between the Town Hall and Espace Jean-Claude Patriarche, the Minister made another round, this time a few meters away, to discuss with Dr. Katja Mazalowicz at the local vaccination center set up by the Prefecture and the ARS in Pouilly-en-Auxois.

Since the vaccination campaign began, about 11,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19, in a population basin of 9,000.

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Soon fifteen places for French services on the Cote d’Or

According to the government’s motto, the network of structures called France Services is “public services near you”. The one-stop shop supports daily administrative procedures (health, family, retirement, taxes, housing, employment, etc.).

For the designation, the structure must provide access to a specific list of public services: the Directorate General of Public Finance, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, La Poste, Pôle emploi, the National Fund for Family Allowances, health insurance, pension insurance and social exchange agricultural. In addition, partner communities can publish additional services.

To date, the Côte-d’Or has twelve places of French service. Soon, the signs will be placed in Ruffey-lès-Echirey, Nolay and Saint-Jean-de-Losne. The social centers will then be in a position to manage seven of these spaces.

trade union management

Accordingly, the Agora Association, which manages the interdenominational social center, was awarded the France Services label for the two spaces Pouilly-en-Auxois and Bligny-sur-Ouche.

She was received by Minister Rosa Araujo, Vice-President of Agora, Julie Malherbe, Director of Sarah Louise, Spaces Coordinator, and Odile Guisei, President of the Consortium of Social Centers of Côte d’Or.

According to Julie Malherbe, France Services in Pouilly-sur-Ouche processes about 60 applications each month. The director notes several requests to support digital uses. Most applications are related to employment and retirement without forgetting about gray cards or a driver’s license.

The Community Center occupies an inter-municipal building that is currently undergoing energy expansion and renovation. The budget is up to 600,000 euros. The ministry finances 40%, the region finances 30%, the state finances (via DETR) 20% and EPCI finances (equity) 10%. The site will be completed in the third quarter of 2022.

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“It is interesting to show the diversity of the initiatives”

According to Mark Visnu, the purpose of this visit was to “demonstrate the will of the state – thanks to local communities and union actors – to strengthen presence in the regions”.

“The yellow vest crisis was also a crisis of feeling abandoned by a certain number of regions and a certain number of citizens who felt that they were no longer able to access services,” the minister said.

Confronting the unionist administration of both the Social Center and the French Service District, Marc Visnot praised the “initiative of local elected officials” and more generally “the ability of a certain number of societies to devise systems that meet the needs of the people”.

However, the Minister of Citizen Participation does not envisage a generalization of such a method: “I find it interesting, but if we want to respect regional differentiation, everyone must organize themselves as they want. Here, it is. I have the spirit of an elected local official. I was mayor and mayor. EPCI. At home, it was a mobile home in a mobile home. It works if it matches the way people are organized. (…) It is interesting to show the diversity of initiatives. The role of the state is to allow the initiatives to breathe.”

Jean-Christophe Tardefon

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