THE ACTIVIST ARENA
The Accor Arena is committed to constantly evolving, and producing events that touch on the biggest issues facing the world today, in an effort to raise awareness, influence the public, change behaviours, and play an active role in a movement based on responsibility, sustainability, and inclusion, and one in which every citizen can play a part. Working in partnership with all of its stakeholders, the Arena would like to express social, economic, and inclusive values through music, live events, and sports, and work to raise public awareness. This is why the Accor Arena has placed sustainable development at the heart of its strategy and, in an effort to make real progress over the next few years, has launched a “sustainable event” certification with the ISO 20121 standard. We can’t put it off any longer!
Read our sustainable development policy, below.
ACCOR ARENA x SPORT DANS LA VILLE
In partnership with Sport dans la Ville (Sport in the City), the main charity furthering social inclusion through sport in France, the Accor Arena has launched a process of social innovation and is supporting initiatives through 5 flagship programmes for boys and girls from areas identified as a priority. But how can you make a real difference? In fact, it’s pretty straightforward: the next time you buy a ticket to come and see an event at the Accor Arena, you can make a donation to Sport dans la Ville and your choice of one of its 5 programmes. This act of generosity has been made possible by Common Cents, a social enterprise that builds charity into your online purchases, and is now a partner of the Arena
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How does it work? Réussite dans la Ville is a programme that aims to help young people at Sport dans la Ville to restore their energy and confidence in their school career. It is a programme that is all the more vital today, against the backdrop of the pandemic, and one that works to prevent pupils dropping out of school, and to help all of the region’s schoolchildren and students make their education a success. With support from expert teaching partners, this national programme delivers appropriate lessons for each age-group, and supports young people in their education. Preparing for secondary school, Prix du Petit Libraire, courses combining sports with educational support, home and online tutoring, themed workshops, the Voltaire certificate... so many projects all working to help kids make their education a success.
Who’s it for? All young people registered with Sport dans la Ville, from Year 6 to Sixth Form.
How does it work? Every Wednesday and Saturday, Sport dans la Ville arranges free sporting activities, supervised and led by qualified educators. A multitude of disciplines are on offer in one of 46 sports centres, including football, basketball, tennis, and dance. Effort, respect, goodwill, conscientiousness, and teamwork... The children learn all of these values that are a key part of sport, and which they can then rely on in their social and professional lives.
Who’s it for? All budding athletes aged 6+ can sign up for the association’s programmes.
When? All year!
How does it work? This programme encompasses all of the programmes delivered by Sport dans la Ville, and arranges different activities in a dedicated setting. L dans la Ville encourages young girls to take part in sport, encourages ambition and professional inclusion, promotes gender equality, and plays a role in the emancipation of young girls.
Who’s it for? L dans la Ville is for girls who are already signed up for the sports or professional inclusion programme delivered by Sport dans la Ville.
How does it work? Through its local action and close ties to public stakeholders and businesses, Sport dans la Ville wants to give as many young people as possible the best possible chance in joining the world of work. In the regions where access to work is a real challenge, Job dans la Ville delivers a programme to support to every young person who would like to find a path from education and into work.
Who’s it for? All young people aged 14+ registered with Sport dans la Ville or located near our sports centres, and who would like to plan their career path.
How does it work? In partnership with emlyon business school, the Entrepreneur dans la Ville programme provides a unique opportunity for talented entrepreneurs from French working class neighbourhoods to launch their own projects. Launched by Sport dans la Ville, the programme works to support entrepreneurship by delivering two years of certified training with support from the best experts in the sector.
Who’s it for? All young entrepreneurs from priority areas that meet the eligibility criteria found on the Sport dans la Ville website.
Your turn to get involved!
The Accor Arena regularly provides a venue for the Paris Area Blood Donor Society for its special blood donation drives to guarantee the supply for patients. We know how you feel about needles... But you won’t even notice them, promise! You rock up to the Arena, fill in a form, settle down in a comfy armchair, hold out your arm and that’s it: you’ve just done a bloody good thing to help someone in need! When you know that giving blood can save up to three lives, it’s definitely worth coming in and giving up an hour of your time. To find out when you can next give blood, follow us on social media.