The government wants to “simplify” engagement in community life and is working to set up a “one-stop shop” vis-à-vis the state for grant applications, the secretary of State in charge of community life, Marlène Schiappa.
“I will simplify means the paperwork. We are working to create a one-stop shop vis-à-vis the State for grant applications as part of a pact of trust between associations and the State,” said Marlène Schiappa on France Info. .
Another avenue put forward by Marlène Schiappa to support volunteering, the creation by the end of the year of a platform allowing volunteers to know “what diplomas they can claim” as part of the validation of the achievements of the live. “There are many people who have signed up as volunteers but who cannot claim it as a skill on their CV because they do not have the diploma that goes with it”, explained Marlène Schiappa.
The desire for administrative simplification
Created in 2002, the validation of acquired experience allows anyone to obtain a diploma or title by having their skills acquired during their professional or voluntary experience certified. The Covid-19 crisis has led to a drop of around 15% in the number of volunteers engaged in the voluntary sector, according to an Ifop survey published in May.
A study by the Research and Solidarity network of experts on the expectations of association leaders, published in June, showed their desire for “recognition of the civic role and social utility of associations” and administrative simplification.