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These interactions foster the creation of common resources, skills or strategies that can ultimately provide a sustainable competitive advantage. This is why, in an intelligent territory strategy, it is important to develop and support ecosystems that can support future projects.
As such, Tactis has expertise in community animation and ecosystem emergence.
Our support takes the form of the commitment of our resources and skills to manage the following tasks:
Third places are hybrid places, both shared and collaborative work spaces and living spaces on the borderline between cultural, professional and private life. Their emergence is initially linked to the emergence of new production methods (teleworking, coworking, digital tools, cooperatives, fablab) that make it easy to work remotely, undertake, produce or even start a business. Over the years, the idea of activities halfway between the professional and private worlds has been added: training, organisation of events, evenings, cultural activities.
To function and generate positive externalities, these third places must nevertheless be part of a well-defined territorial project and be based on the local ecosystem. Indeed, beyond the simple sharing of space, the third place represents a real lever to revitalize a territory and federate an ecosystem: create and animate networks, bring local entrepreneurs to the fore, bring inhabitants together around collective projects (shared gardens, local consumption circuits, environmental awareness), train and integrate the most vulnerable populations, conserve human resources on the territory by offering users a local service solution.
These third places therefore have a very particular meaning for spatial planning:
Today, a large proportion of third places in rural or sparsely populated areas are small structures, often formed on the basis of a core of a few entrepreneurs or self-employed workers (group of friends, associations of entrepreneurs...).
While in large urban centres, where demand is very high, these third places can reach critical sizes, attract large numbers of people and become profitable.
In rural areas, the economic models of these structures are more complex. Indeed, if these structures are supported by individuals, the achievement of financial equilibrium is rare, at least not in the first years, which makes it difficult to maintain a sustainable supply on the territory. Moreover, these civil society actors do not always have the necessary means to consider diversifying their resources (increasing the competence of facilitators, developing a new service offer, diversifying services, partnerships).
Thus, in order for third places to be able to plan their action in the long term and be sustainable, it is necessary that they:
Tactis has a solid expertise in supporting local authorities in the creation of third places. Thanks to a pragmatic approach, based on a rigorous definition of the needs and characteristics of the territory, we develop operational solutions:
A question about community animation and the prefiguration of third places ? Need to remove doubts in view of a future project? Send an email to Nicolas Potier, Tactis Associate Director.