2010 Annual Report
Children and young people
Out-of-school leisure offering
Under a public service delegation agreement, Nantes has entrusted ACCOORD with the care of over 2,000 children aged 3-11 and 12-15, every Wednesday and every day during school holidays, in 27 leisure centres. The offering consists of 22 district centres and 5 open-air centres located outside the City (3 additional centres in the summer) accessible by bus from pick-up spots across the City.
For children aged 12-15, dedicated facilities are available in socio-educational centres. They are open Wednesdays, Saturdays and during school holidays.
More and more sledgers and skaters at Nant'arctique
In 2010, over 25,200 participants (averaging out to 1,500 per day) came to the Cours Saint-Pierre during the Christmas holiday to take advantage of the outdoor skating rink and sledge run.
Enhanced children's rights programme
For the 5th "Quinzaine des Droits de l'Enfant" (a fortnight dedicated to children's rights), over thirty non-profit organisations and institutions met, in the aim of raising awareness on children's rights. Over a period of 4 days, 1,000 children took part in group activities.
Young people of Nantes
44,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 live in Nantes, i.e. 15.5% of the City's population. To help them in their progress towards independence, Nantes has set up a series of measures:
- "Chantiers Petits Boulots": this "odd job" programme, which recorded a 48% rise in attendance in 2010, is a great success, enabling young people to work throughout the City;
- Conseil Nantais de la Jeunesse: created in 2004, Nantes' youth council brings together 183 young people. In 2010, it set its target on learning about citizenship through experience, debates, encounters, etc.;
- Ram Dam: this get-together of 19,000 young people aged 16-25 around a broad range of topics including housing, sport, culture, health and employment, is a major convivial event for Nantes' youth;
- Concerted Progress Pact renewed for the 2010-2011 period: in collaboration with the Metropolis of Nantes and the University, the progress pact sets out the City's commitment to facilitate the mingling and integration of students on campus. It provides for the allocation of grants to university organisations and event grants to facilitate student life. In 2010, this aid amounted to nearly €1.3 M.
44,000 young people aged 16-25 in Nantes (15.5% of Nantes' total population)
242,343 child-days recorded for the leisure centres managed by ACCOORD and in children's holiday camps
19,000 young people took part in the Ram Dam festival
1,000 children took part in the Quinzaine des Droits de l'Enfant
Guide Copilote for young people: 6th publication of the guide in September (60,000 copies).