Pilot Data Sheet

Action & Transition

Social Governance model

Local partnership and roles

Action & Transition

Social reintegration association
  • Coordination of the pilot
  • Co-production of the training programme
  • Coaching
  • Organisation of permaculture training
  • Organisation of theoretical training
  • Evaluation
  • Post-training follow-up

Vergers Urbains

Association for the enhancement of urban green spaces
  • Organisation of training in urban greening and agriculture
  • Maintenance of installations (tubs, greenhouses and aquaponics)

Maison Lenoble

Market gardener-producer
  • Delivery of practical training

Pôle emploi

Governmental agency for socio-professional reintegration
  • Participant identification and referral

Mission Locale de Paris

Association for socio-professional reintegration
  • Participant identification and referral

Écoles du 15ème arrondissement de Paris

Schools within the 15th district of Paris
  • Participant identification and referral
  • Post-training follow-up

École du Breuil

Horticultural school
  • Organisation of theoretical training in market gardening, landscape and urban agriculture


Social Economy Association
  • Delivery of practical training

Peas & Love

Urban market gardening association
  • Provision of training space
  • Delivery of practical training


Other associations working in the field of reintegration of young people in the 15th district of Paris
  • Créat’eo IDF
  • Idéa Paris XV
  • Futsal Paris 15 (integration through sport)
  • Allezt’es cap (support for school dropouts)
  • Besoin d’Être (support for school dropouts)

Participants recruitement


There are three routes by which participants might join the local IMAGINE pilot :

  • Via the intervention of one or more of the network of local partners, involved in youth reintegration and urban agriculture, who make available information about the project to the target audience
  • Through the use of various existing communication and information channels relating to events in which the Association de préfiguration régie de quartier Vaugirard (RQ) participates. For example, district or association festivities, the forum of associations, the employment forum, garage sales and local festivals, ...
  • Through workshops run by RQ, designed to raise awareness and inform potential participants about the training programme
Conditions for participation
  • Motivation
  • There are no minimum educational qualification requirements

Training Programme

The training

The practical training elements take place in several locations :

  • On the roof of the Yooma hotel in the 15th district of Paris, with the association Peas & Love
  • In the greenhousesdedicated to aquaponics, and the growing tunnels which are located in the “Halle Pajol”, in the 18th district of Paris, with the association Les Vergers Urbains
  • On the roof of the exhibition centre of the “Porte de Versailles”, in the 15th district of Paris (growing tunnels, greenhouses and aquaponics)
  • On the premises of RQ, at the educational platform in permaculture

Participants are able to choose where they want to train and the duration depends on the wishes and the motivation of each person who takes parts.

As regards the theoretical training elements, RQ, via its integration adviser, sets up several group and/or individual workshops, these cover topics such as CV and cover letter writing, preparation for job interviews and workshops preparatory to placements.

Other more convivial and festive events also take place : the weekly employment breakfasts and the social bonding workshops and cultural outings, organised by RQ

Coaching and assessment

As regards coaching, a tutor is responsible for each young person and will act as a link with the various partners involved in the programme delivery. The tutoring is divided between the integration advisor and the project manager. Weekly individual interviews are also organised by the integration advisor to assist in planning training courses and for the personal development of participants.

Regarding assessment ; interim and regular progress reviews are carried out by a multidisciplinary monitoring committee with the local partners involved to support individual participants.These take into account their difficulties, are designed to enhance their career paths and to adapt or re-evaluate their circumstances. Feedback from participants also helps to improve training.


A co-production methodology is used at both the partnership level between all the local partners involved and at the training delivery level with participants. This second dimension takes place in two specific ways :

  • By developing individual learning plans which grow out of the content of individual interviews with each participant. The interviews are designed to maximise a full exchange of ideas and to make the participants’ engagement with the programme as active as possible and extend their role beyond that if being a passive participant in the learning process
  • By holding meetings involving all relevant local partners, each of whom – alongside individual participants – share feedback on various matters, and from which practical changes such as those regarding individual timetables are agreed

Post-training opportunities

Participants are supported across and beyond their time on the training by the project partners. They are supported into employment, volunteering, and other meaningful activity by RQ.In particular, they could obtain an employment contract with partners involved in the project, notably La Maison Le Noble or with another employer.

Funding and expenditure

Expenses are mainly related to
  • Management of the project
  • Monitoring the integration of young people in theoretical workshops
  • Investment costs for the educational platform
  • Project administration
  • Operating costs
  • Staff costs (project manager and integration 
Funding sources are
  • Interreg grant for the Imagine project
  • RQ own resources