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Les Serres des Près

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Les Serres des Près
Country and localization
France, Lesquin
Supported people
70 people in insertion
Project helped in
Amount of the support
30,000 euros

"Idées de Saison": creation of a solidarity cannery for the benefit of 70 employees preparing for employment.

Created in 1990 by the Group VITAMINE T, Les Serres des Prés is a French association seeking to facilitate the social and professional integration of people in difficulty through the creation of economic activities. In particular, it focuses on jobs involving nature and the environment (landscaping, composting, eco-friendly jobs, etc.) and has developed two large organic market gardening operations worked by those preparing for employment.

In order to diversify its professional training offering and target new beneficiaries, in 2015 Les Serres des Prés will create a solidarity cannery, "Idées de Saison", which will enable the transformation of the vegetables grown in the market gardens.

In 2014, Solidarity Accor helped purchase equipment to set up this structure, to train 10 persons to work in the cannery and keep 60 others working in the market gardens.

Julien Mulliez 

Senior Vice-President Operations Novotel & Mercure West/North/East Regions - France

«This is a way for us to offer clients organic seasonal products which allows us to offer a better selection of products.»


Joël Martinez

General Manager Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place

«This project is very close to our sector so there are many possibilities for partnerships which extend beyond the financial support that is needed to launch the project.»


Bertrand Blaquié

Chief Operating Officer Normandy, Northwest

«My job is to oversee the collaboration between the association and the Group hotels in Lille by bringing together the contributions from each party.»


Denis Pierrel

General Manager, Mercure Lille Métropole

"This project appeals to me because of its values: mutual support, mentoring, reintegration, etc. It offers the Group's employees a different experience at work."