Boost for sustainable development

France Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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Short presentation

The Livradois-Forez Park has set up a system to support, encourage and accompany the implementation of virtuous and eco-citizen practices to reduce environmental impacts.


That plan must allow to spread, on a territorial scale, a shared culture of ecological and citizen notions, sustainable development, biodiversity, of ordinary nature, exemplary and innovation in those fields.
They also must promote exchanges of knowledge or skill, arouse and support new meetings and new projects, to stimulate the development of ecological and citizen attitudes.
The plan finally aims to answer technological and animation needs (practical advice, methodological support, ecological genius…) with the mobilization, coordination, partnership, the accountability, the sensibilization and the formation of actors. It must permit to gather a diversity of skills to ensure an accompaniment adapted to the projects of the municipalities, associations, inhabitants and farmers.
To define the prerequisites of the establishing of that project, it’s planned to conduct an feasibility study in 2017, followed by a first phase of experimentation.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

The Livradois-Forez park is a well-known territory for its environmental, architectural and cultural quality. As such, it must face many major issues such as pollution, global warming or the biodiversity loss.
As actors of that territory, inhabitants must engage themselves individually or collectively in virtuous and ecological actions, with the support of expertise, advice and animation mutual plan.
The park would like to offer to the municipalities, associations, farmers and inhabitants, a mutual plan to support and encourage the accompaniment in the establishing of virtuous and ecological actions, daily, to lower their impact on the environment through citizen initiatives:
-protect and create wet area,
-promote the quality of the night sky,
-avoid pesticides and chemical products,
-realize inventory of the biodiversity on a communal or agricultural exploitation scale, (hedges, buildings…),
-restore/construct buildings including refuge for the wildlife…

Target audience:
- Every inhabitants

The network supports ecological and citizen initiatives, that is to say, people carrying initiatives that answer a collective need, to the notion of “common good”, and which register in a transition logic (ecological, energetic…) of collective response research that respond to problematics which can’t find any response in the usual activity and skill field of the municipalities or the private companies.

Actions implemented

- Ambassadors’ spotting
- Mobilization of people on the accompaniment groups
- Network coordination
- Valorization and capitalization of actions


Leader 26 666 €
Etat (DREAL) 2 668 €
Global cost (in Euros) : 40 000 €

Human resources and partners

Financement mobilisé pour la réalisation d'une étude de faisabilité de constitution d'un réseau la première année - 40 000 €
1 chargé de mission chargé de coordonner les membres du réseau et d'élaborer la feuille de route par projet

Other information

Project's start year : 2018

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

2019 corresponds to a year of experimentation, which involves the overriding role of the mission leader, who has to be alongside the ambassadors.


Parc naturel régional du Livradois Forez (Public structure )
Maison du Parc
Contact : Serge CHALEIL 04 73 95 57 57