The Collectif des Associations Citoyennes welcomes the creation of a parliamentary commission of inquiry to study the difficulties of the associative world.
On the initiative of the Democratic and Republican Left group, the National Assembly has just decided, on May 28th, to create a commission of inquiry "to study the difficulties of the associative world in the current crisis period"..
The Collective of Citizen Associations welcomes such a decision. because this initiative, which has received the agreement of all the groups, takes up most of the analyses and proposals that it has been developing for the past four years.
In their explanations of vote, the representatives of all the political groups stressed the irreplaceable role played by associations in society.The European Commission, recognizing the serious difficulties they face today, noted the disappearance of some of them and the resulting job losses.
Several insisted on the need to facilitate associative action through stable and guaranteed funding, at a time when grassroots associations are more than ever necessary for "... the development of the local community". intervene, day after day in our territories and neighbourhoods, to build social cohesion, organize football matches, learn to paint, act, dance or swim, maintain neighbourhood life, fight against violence, prepare the ecological transition, etc. ». All also stressed the importance of voluntary commitment and expressed concern about the increasing complexity of national and European administrative procedures.
Based on the information gathered by mobilizing its network, the Collective of Citizen Associations will elaborate in the coming weeks a synthesis of its analyses and proposals. in the areas of financing and employment, relations between associations and communities, regulation and simplification of procedures. It wishes to show the richness and diversity of the actions carried out by citizens' associations by providing concrete examples of their innovative and alternative actions. It asks to be heard by the committee of inquiry in order to bring to its attention all the information at its disposal.
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