« Des Métiers Pluri’Elles » can help create new forms of support
The “ Des Métiers Pluri’Elles ” project was a winner at the 2020 IMPACT 2024 call for projects. Backed by the main bodies in French sport, it aims to support innovative projects with a strong social impact. Yacine Medjahed, “ Development ” advisor at the National Sport Agency, tells us about it.
What are the objectives of the IMPACT 2024 call for projects ?
YM : IMPACT 2024 is the first call for projects to be backed by major stakeholders in French sport acting together : the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF), the French Paralympic Committee (CPSF), Paris 2024 and the National Sport Agency (ANS). France will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in less than three years. It is a wonderful opportunity for all the organisations that use sport on a daily basis. We must all rise to the challenge and make it an event with a lasting legacy. Through this call for projects, we hope to see the emergence of innovative solutions in response to new problems, to encourage synergies between local authorities, social and community associations, and clubs, and to contribute to the measurement and assessment of the social impact of sport. We are supporting initiatives around four themes: education, inclusion, sustainable development and sport for health. These are important issues, where synergies between actors from inside and outside sport are the most likely to create a positive impact, now and in the future, after 2024.
Why did you decide to support “Des Métiers Pluri’Elles” ?
YM : Using sport as a tool for diversity and helping to open the doors of every sport are the subjects that the ANS is working on. The federations and other stakeholders in the sport movement are beginning to reduce the gaps which exist between women and men. Sport management is not exempt from this problem, and the “Des Métiers Pluri’Elles” project can help create new forms of support and offer new training courses to qualify for so-called masculine spheres. The other positive element is the consortium made up of the Sport and Leisure Profession and Cycling federations, Femix’Sports and Sport and Citizenship. Sharing expertise and good practice will make it possible to deal with this problem lastingly.
The problem of getting more women to do sport comes up all the time, but less attention is paid to the question of jobs. How is the ANS responding to these two aspects (supporting women doing sport and supporting jobs in sport, particularly for women) ?
YM : Getting more women into sport is a key theme for the ANS, and we are working on several fronts in this area. Firstly, by supporting media coverage of sport competitions, by managing a fund to help audio-visual production. A lot of women’s events benefit from this aid every year. Next, the ANS supports sport federations in their development strategies, particularly through federal sport projects. This subject is well supported by sport stakeholders, but we need to find new approaches all the time to strengthen this situation. Finally, for the ANS, supporting sport employment is another important activity which enables us to continue to structure and professionalise the sport sector in the regions.