A digital social fablab

POC La Fabrique Numérique de Gonesse

A digital social fablab

‘La Fabrique de Gonesse’ is the first project of the Roissy Pays de France Agglomerations’ digital strategy. Launched in 2015, the programme uses digital technologies, mass communication, digital fabrication, repairing, networking and project management as empowerment tools for tackling the problem of school dropouts, especially in deprived neighbourhoods. It combines flexible teaching with peer-to-peer methods, based on an innovative pedagogic method. After three cycles, the remobilisation rate is 90%. 70% of trainees return to the education system, and 20% access their first job opportunity within 6 months of completing the programme.

A bridge between teenagers and the local government 

Located in a disadvantaged neighbourhood, La Fabrique Numérique de Gonesse promotes sustainability by creating a bridge between teenagers exposed to school failure and the local government through the use of digital techniques that encourage agility and a cooperative and collaborative peer-to-peer approach.

It is exemplary of a fully integrated, participative approach that creates a circle of value based on professional mobilisation and empowerment that is highly effective for young people exposed to school failure.

Learning by teaching 

La Fabrique Numérique de Gonesse promotes an agile educational initiative, which helps develop autonomy and digital awareness among the local population and stakeholders through educational interactions led by the trainees in a “learning by teaching” peer-to-peer approach. It is an innovative approach of public action and governance that engages young people with academic and/or professional difficulties in the delivery of missions of general interest, in a spirit of local collaborative development and innovation. An R&D awareness and literacy action relevant in the field of territorial development, and the digital transition in the public sector generates a strong horizontal and vertical combined integration.

  • Project holders : Roissy Pays de France Agglomeration
  • Stakeholders : This case comes from the REFILL network co-financed by the European Union through the URBACT programme
  • Photo credits : Roissy Pays de France Agglomeration