ACSW

Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos

Social innovation

Overview

We are an association (nonprofit/private) gathering three community centres, which is located in the conurbation of Lille (Northern France). We are a community-based organisation that is providing services and developing activities for the benefit of 1900 families living in a multi-ethnic environment : daycare nurseries, parent-child homes, after-school clubs and day camps offering leisure and sports activities to young people, cultural and educational trips for children and disadvantaged families, community counselling and advisory services for local residents, help from social workers, etc. ACSW has also widened its activity in 1983, with the creation of the SSIAD providing home care service for elderly people. Finally, in 2009 the local futsal club joined the association to offer more indoor football activities to the local residents and create positive change through various solidarity initiatives.

Creation date: 08/03/2016

Bloc onglets

Description
Bloc 1

Name

Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos

21 rue Louis Dornier
59150 Wattrelos
France

Nord

acsw.centres-sociaux.fr

Bloc 2

Type of actor

Interest groups including NGOs

Bloc 3

Interest to cooperate

We have expertise in dealing with vulnerable groups (e.g. young people, disadvantaged families, isolated older adults, etc.), we are a significant segment of the local community (i.e. we can ensure a strong connection with these target groups) and we are engaged in meeting human, health & well-being, and educational community needs. We believe that we can be a valuable partner for a cross-border cooperation project responding to the Specific Objective 1.3: "Increase the development of social innovation applications in order to make more efficent and effective local services to address the key societal challenges in the 2 Seas area".

Bloc 4

Experience in INTERREG project?

Yes

Bloc 5

Comments

ACSW board members, staff and volunteers have a long experience with social work at local, national and international level. We are currently project partner of the Interreg 2Seas PACE project (Providing Access to Childcare & Employment) and we are in the development phase of other projects co-financed by different EU programmes.