CAP Third-Places



  • Structure name : CRESS des Pays de la Loire  
  • Address : 42 Rue des Hauts Pavés 
  • Postal code : 44000 
  • City : Nantes 
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  • Email : 
  • Type of structure : Non profit organization 
  • Project's manager contact : Léa Durieux 
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  • Context, issues : The Third-places know a growing success, especially in the Pays of Loire where we count more than 100 created or in project. However, by their specificities, these innovative spaces face important accompaniment, formation, linking and mutual aids needs.
    It’s on the base of that finding that the local actors (departmental and regional network of the ESS, activities and employment collectives, tier places) created “CAP Third-Places”, the Collective of Acceleration Of the Project of Third-Spaces of the Social and Solidary Economy in the Pays of Loire.
  • Goals : Federate the energy at the service of the third-places and their partners in the Region Pays of the Loire 
  • Targeted audience : Project leaders
    Third places
    Partners of third-places (funders, accompanying organizations, local authorities) 
  • Actions implemented : Support on the creation and the development of third-places
    Formation “Facilitator of third-places”, in partnership with the Cooperative of the Third-Places
    Resources Centre: permanence, study, cartography, thematic notes, practical guides
    Community : departmental and thematic meetings  
  • Project's start year : 2018 


    Conditions of success