To support job creation in the Auvergne region of France, the Volvic Micro-Entrepreneurship Center offers local people the skills they need in order to create their own micro-businesses.
In terms of job opportunities, the Auvergne region is one of the least developed in France, with young workers also suffering from a lack of qualifications. With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Volvic Plant and its local partner l’Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique (ADIE), the Volvic Micro-Entrepreneurship Center supports job creation in Auvergne. The project is the first micro-business incubator providing appropriate training and skills (e.g. accounting, customer relations management) to help entrepreneurs refine their projects and create their own micro-businesses. ADIE can provide micro-credit to new entrepreneurs who are just starting out with their business.
By creating additional employment opportunities in the region and combatting economic isolation, Volvic aims to stimulate the economy around the Volvic Plant, strengthening its relationships with local actors and bolstering its license to operate.
The project is now independent and has been handed over in 2015.
People trained on micro-business management