The Goutte d'Or community centre : a development project

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Christine LEDÉSERT

Director, The ‘Accueil Goutte d'Or’ Community Centre, Paris


President, the ‘Accueil Goutte d'Or’ Community Centre

Seminar Social life | Thursday December 14, 2006 - 9h - 11h30

The Goutte d'Or area of Paris is characterised by a long history of steady immigration and a population which has suffered social and economic difficulties. However, thanks to this area’s strong identity and the fact that it is home to a number of associations, it is a true mixture of people trying to find solutions to important social problems. For more than twenty-five years and against a background of social change, the ‘Accueil Goutte d'Or’ community centre has been working to make the area’s inhabitants more independent and socially integrated. It has encouraged them to act in a civic way in order to help general development in the Goutte d'Or. The results have been remarkable despite being relatively unknown.

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