L’ETAPE, coworking associatif

France Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Short presentation

L’Etape offers a shared working space (co-working) in the town of Saint-Selve (in the buildings of the old Post Office) since the 1st quarter of 2019.
This space offers a place to work on a temporary or regular basis (offices and shared workspace), as well as a meeting, training or even exhibition room. The ETAPE also aims to organize training, conferences, sharing of experiences within the territory.


The purpose of this association is to:
- Create or manage discussion or animation places: pooling of resources, animation and rental of individual and / or shared workspaces (coworking);
- Facilitate access to training, offer services. Create links, establish new professional solidarities in the form of a third place.
- Develop a network of economic players.
- Be part of a social and solidarity economy approach, of animation of the territory.
- Reduce the environmental impact of work.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

This Third Place is destinated to several categories of workers (remote workers, micro-entrepreneurs, self-employed workers, artisans, etc.) mainly residing in Saint-Selve, Saint-Morillon, Saint-Michel de Rieufret, St Médard D'Eyrans, Isle St Georges, La Brède, Beautiran, Castres-Gironde, Ayguemorte les Graves and Portets.

Actions implemented

> Coworking
L’Etape benefits from 100 m² located in the building of the former post office in the town of Saint-Selve. The openspace can accommodate 8 professionals simultaneously.

> Digital mediation
Series of collective digital mediation workshops are offered to residents of the territory. These are 1.5 hour sessions, bringing together up to 6 participants around 2 volunteer digital mediators. Participants are people who need to better know how to use their digital devices, manage computer documents, browse the Internet, use messaging systems, etc. They can be entirely beginners or already users, but with a desire to better master their "digital uses".

> Culture / leisure / Youth
L'Etape also offers conferences and workshops on various themes, with the aim of promoting social ties and access to culture: cooking workshops, mindfulness meditation workshops, etc. In addition, conferences for young people are organized to facilitate their professional integration.


Région Nouvelle Aquitaine
Département de la Gironde
Mairie de Saint-Selve
Global cost (in Euros) : 18 608 €

Human resources and partners

Access for people with reduced mobility, secure wifi connection, multifunction copier, friendly and practical space (kitchen, garden area, shower, bicycle parking).

This place of social development is self-managed and led by a team of 22 volunteers.

In partnership with the New Aquitaine Region, the Department of Gironde, the Community of Communes of Montesquieu, the Town Hall of Saint-Selve and the Cooperative of Third Parties.

Other information

Project's start year : 20019


Létape (Non profit organization )
17 Grand Rue
33650 Saint-Selve
06 30 58 73 14 etape.coworking@gmail.com
Contact : Christine BOUTES, Présidente