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Olivier Flament

Director, Villette Emploi

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background.

Olivier Flament is graduated from an Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po). He also has a Bachelor degree in History.

After spending a few years in an advertising agency, Olivier Flament dedicated himself to militancy in order to contend with all forms of exclusion (social as well as professional exclusion). He develops cultural projects that aim at promoting access of underprivileged children to art (classical music, museums, heritage…). Moreover, Olivier Flament commits in struggling against discriminations in the field of work.

In 2013, Olivier Flament created the association Villette Emploi so as to promote social and solidarity based-economy, in partnership with cultural institutions. He is the President of this association. Villette Emploi is kind of an enterprise but it does not have shareholders.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Villette Emploi implements its activities in cultural centers (museums, concert halls, etc.), offering customer and mediation services. The people who are recruited for these tasks all are unemployed people. They are trained to acquire new skills and they can meet social workers who help them to tackle housing, health or financial issues.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Paris, France

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Thanks to the support of Villette Emploi, 70% of the people go back to work (lasting job).

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

Engaged against discriminations and for equality.