Familles Rurales Movement
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The movement has to foresee societys evolutions in seeing to families interests in daily life (transport, housing, children, school, health
Familles Rurales does not belong to a political, confessional or opinion trend. It is an independent movement.
The respect of the person with his convictions, his history and his life is one of the main Familles Rurales values.
Familles Rurales is based on human values:
- being actor of his own life
- respecting differences
- showing solidarity and creating relationships
- welcoming and supporting more fragile people
Family plays a fundamental role in society for personal blossoming, childrens education, solidarity between generations, protection of weak people, and citizenship learning.
- Association: a democratic place
Association brings general interest sense out.
Each man and woman is freely involved in it.
The gathered families are a force and think about their future, suggest and carry some actions out by themselves. The association is a real actor of the local life.
- an initiative place for young people
Voluntary involvement of young people in local life needs to be developed and the association is a way for it by meetings and exchanges between generations.
Within Familles Rurales Movement, young people are able to take responsibilities and to express their own society vision.
- a place where you can learn how to be responsible
The association is a real responsibilities place.
The life of the association is based on responsibilities share between men and women, on confidence, and on a transparent management.
The democratic organization, statuts respect, financial and power independence make the association identity. This is Familles Rurales conception.
Each family is invited to express her opinion, and to take part in the association before becoming responsible.
There is a family membership and according to the statuts, a single person can join it from 16 years old. Membership is not only a financial participation but a real right to expression.
- rural development
reinforcing social relationships
encouraging complementarities between urban and rural areas
supporting a sustainable development
contributing to the economic dynamism and to the territorial planning
For Familles Rurales, economic development is important for rural area. A rural area without employment is a dying area. Housing, public services, territorial planning policies directy influence the future of rural areas.
Rural area attraction also depends on the quality of the services which are offered, on the shopping existence and on agriculture activities,... Schools, training centres and cultural means have to be well balanced on the territory.
Finally, new information and communication technologies can also lead to the rural areas development.
- Proximity services for families
After-school centres (infancy)
Activities for young people
Cultural and leisure activities
- Support to the community life
Departmental Federations bring a necessary technical and management support to local associations (human resources management, projects implementation ).
Familles Rurales develops and runs training actions for:
- federations employees
- associations employees
- vocational training
- European cooperation
Pays de la Loire Regional Federation intends to expand its European partnerships in order to develop European exchanges.
Familles Rurales wants to make easier the involvement of families and young people in the European construction.