> Financial partners
A strong public commitment to the construction project:
- The Île-de-France Region is supporting the development of urban agriculture in Romainville as part of the call for projects “100 innovative and ecological neighborhoods” and has awarded a grant of €1,022,552.53.
- The State, as part of the allocation to support local public investment, awarded a grant of €1,000,000.
- The Greater Paris Metropolis, within the framework of the Metropolitan Investment Fund, awarded the project a grant of €100,000.
- The Seine-Saint-Denis Departmental Council is supporting the project with a grant of €250,000.
> The commitment of private sponsorsThe Cité Maraîchère project has been recognized as a project of general interest by the tax authorities. Thus, the City can issue tax receipts allowing donor organizations to benefit from a tax reduction of 60% of the amount of their donation. Companies have already responded to the City’s call to support its project:
- COGEDIM Paris Métropole.
- Nafilyan & Partners.
- SCCV Horloge Vaillant (BNP immobilier and COGEDIM).
- SCCV Romainville Neoparc (Pitch Promotions and Vinci Immobilier).
- SCCV Romainville Chairman Wilson.
- Les Nouveaux Constructeurs.
> Technical partners
- AFAUP (French Association of Professional Urban Agriculture) has drawn up a charter to commit contractors to a responsible urban agriculture project, which the municipality of Romainville was the first city to sign in July 2018. Thanks to its network of members, AFAUP is helping the City to promote the innovative model of the Cité Maraîchère.
- AgroParisTech: the institute is a major and historic partner of the project by supporting the City on agronomic and educational aspects and academic partnerships.
- Association Lab3S, created by the EPT Est Ensemble and the IRD to bring together an open network of public and private actors and to develop a showcase of excellence on urban agriculture and healthy and sustainable eating to the east of Greater Paris. It is working with the City to implement joint and complementary actions on the agronomic, educational and structuring aspects of an accommodation offer for project leaders in the field of sustainable food processing.
- ASTREDHOR, a technical institute of horticulture, supports the City on the agronomic aspects of the project.
- Baluchon, a social and solidarity economy company based in Romainville, specialized in sustainable food processing and member of Lab3S, has supported the project from the beginning and is assisting the City in the professional integration aspect of the project and the creation of an ecosystem of complementary and local actors and skills.
- Cultivons la Ville, a collective of associations that develops and promotes integration paths through urban agriculture, has accompanied the City on the model of integration and employment.
- Espaces,an association combining ecology and professional integration, has supported the City through a mission to prefigure the operation of the Cité Maraîchère to work on the model of integration and employment.
- Regional Public establishment Est Ensemble,supports the project in its areas of competence in connection with its public policies such as waste (neighborhood composter, bio-waste collection, awareness-raising actions on prevention, waste sorting and reduction, combatting food waste, re-use, etc.), employment (Employment office, coordination of the network of local employment actors), economic development, and City policy.
- Florentaise, a company specializing in the development of innovative products and components for the cultivation, food and health of plants, supports the City in the technical aspects of the agronomic model. For example, it is conducting an experiment on different compositions of circular substrates to help the City determine which one(s) will be used in the Cité Maraîchère trays.
- The Seine-Saint-Denis Departmental Council is also supporting the project in its areas of competence in relation to its public policies on integration and solidarity, ecological transition, environmental equality, urban biodiversity, and recognition of local production through the “In Seine-Saint-Denis” brand.
- The IPAG Business School of Paris, supports the City on the educational aspects and academic partnerships of the project, in particular through its Chair of Collaborative Economy ETXECO.
- The PLIE “Together for Employment” of the territory Est Ensemble is supporting the City in the professional integration aspect of the project.
- Moulinot, a social and solidarity economy company specializing in food waste management in the Île-de-France region, collects food waste from schools, the central market and an entire Romainville district. Moulinot is supporting the project by making the vermicompost it produces and markets available to the City to carry out tests and define the components of the circular substrate that will be used at the Cité Maraîchère.
- UpCycle-La Boîte À Champignons, a social and solidarity economy company specializing in the production and marketing of mushrooms grown on circular substrates, is supporting the City by providing mushroom production waste to carry out tests and define the components of the circular substrate that will be used at the Cité Maraîchère.
The FoodE project
The City of Romainville is a member of a European consortium created in 2019 as part of the Horizon 2020 program proposed by the European Commission to carry out the FoodE project (Food systems in European cities). The aim of the FoodE project is to accelerate the development of citizen-led local food systems by bringing together local initiatives across Europe and collaborating in the development and dissemination of a range of tools designed jointly with universities, citizens and new businesses in the food sector. The main challenge of the project is to bring together the most sustainable models of local food systems, and to enable the co-creation of innovative pilot projects that promote the health and well-being of European citizens.
The FoodE project consortium, led by the University of Bologna (Italy), has 24 members including research centers, start-ups, associations and municipalities from 9 European countries.
The FoodE project started on 1 February 2020 and will run for 4 years, until 31 January 2024.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862663.
Informations : www.foode.eu