The association Les Canaux supports and brings together companies, associations, organizations, foundations and citizens who place social economy, innovation, collaborative approaches and ecology at the heart of their projects.
Located on the bank of Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris, the “House of solidarity and innovative economies” is a place for exchange and experience sharing, among those who take action to change the world.
The Greater Paris region is full of these economies which already account for more than 26 000 structures and nearly 10% of all employment. Food, mobility, agriculture, human services, digital technology, trade , finance… all lines of business are being affected by these actors who made social and/or environmental impact their priority.
Driven by the City of Paris, the association Les Canaux responds to a deep conviction : these initiatives are at the heart of the dynamism and future of our territories.
Our mission : To support, connect and highlight the actors of these committed economies and make their solutions better known to the general public.
Our ambition : To support the transformation of these economic initiatives with a positive impact, so that they can become the economy of tomorrow.
For the institutions, local governments, companies looking for social/environmental impact
We will connect you to the economy of the future and introduce you to entrepreneurs, agents of change, and bearers of concrete and innovative solutions to solve the challenges of a global economy.
Our actions :
- To be a demonstrator of what is possible and to make solutions visible.
- To support, train and inform organizations committed to solidarity and to the planet.
- To host events, meetings, encounters and inspiring exhibitions to promote a responsible world.
- To address and engage with citizens’ concerns. We give priority to youth, schools, research and innovators.
- To expand international outreach and host international organizations – C40 Cities and the Yunus Centre – and receive delegations from around the world.
- To be a showcase for renovation and design in circular economy (recycling, reuse, repair).
An executive board comprised of key figures in the sector
The Board of Directors of the association is composed of 27 members.
Eric Pliez – President of Les Canaux, General Director of the Aurore Association and president of the Samu Social de Paris / Moussa Camara – Treasurer of Les Canaux and Founding President of Les Détérminés / Basma Tliba – Treasurer of Les Canaux / Aurélien Furet – Deputy Treasurer of Les Canaux and President of REFER / Stéphane Berdoulet – Director of Halage / Pascal Canfin – General Director of WWF France / François Dagnaud – Matoy of the 19th arrondissement / Loïc Dosseur – Co-General Director of Paris&Co / Myraim Faivre – Director of CAE CLARA et CLARAbis / Nicolas Froissard – General Director of Groupe SOS and founder of Mouvement Up / Edith Gallois – City of Paris / Saïd Hammouche – Président fondateur de Mosaïk RH / Laurence Jones – Directrice de Paris Initiative Entreprises / Bruno Julliard – City of Paris / Cécile Leclair – General Director of Avise / Joëlle -Morel – City of Paris / Caroline Neyron – General Delegate of Mouves / Anne-Constance Onghena – City of Paris / Danièle Premel – City of Paris / Caroline Ramade / Marie Sabot – Associate Director of WELOVEART Agency and founder of We Love Green Festival / Emmanuel Soulias – General Director of Enercoop / Taoufik Vallipuram – Partnerships Director of Ouishare / Lea Zaslavsky – Director of Development of makesense