Local economic development
When Frey makes a long-term commitment to local authorities and their representatives, by developing its expertise as a planner and developer, the Group systematically invests in the local social fabric and economy.
In the business, charity or arts sector, Frey Group’s approach stems from our constant desire to improve the quality of urban living.
To support jobseekers in the local areas concerned, an agreement is systematically signed with the Pôle Emploi and Missions Locales organisations in the town where the project is located.
Since 2013, Frey Group has sponsored the cooking school Cuisine Mode d’emploi(s) founded by the chef Thierry Marx.
Winner of the Social Engagement Award 2016, the school gives free courses in cooking, bakery, catering and seafood for people who are out of work. At the end of the 11-week course, the participants receive a qualification recognised by the State and the vocational sector.
This long-term partnership fits with the Group’s aim of helping people who are out of work re-enter the labour market and re-creating social links in cities. It will soon be extended to the Palais du Commerce de Rennes, developed by Frey’s urban mixed-use business unit Citizers.
Thanks to this sponsorship, 150 jobseekers – 90% of the school’s students – have found jobs every year, following a recognised, demanding course.
The Social Club® is a Frey Group innovation designed to promote and develop the local community. The Social Club® is a versatile, sociable place for people to gather, open to the city and open to everyone.
For example, Clos du Chêne shopping park in Marne la Vallée (77) has been invaded by a unique cultural display, sponsored by artist Speedy Graphito. In 2019, the towns of Montévrain and Chanteloup-en-Brie have joined forces with Frey to organize the Clos du Chêne Street Art Festival, in response to a joint desire to promote the area and introduce street art to as many people as possible. Building on its success and supported by a number of internationally renowned artists, this cultural project is renewed each year to offer a unique artistic stroll. With the aim of both promoting the area and democratizing urban art, it enables local residents to discover street art while shopping in one of the largest open-air shopping malls in the Paris region.
As part of the Dauphine Durable research and training program, we are delighted to have signed a partnership agreement with Université Paris Dauphine – PSL and its Foundation on January 25, 2023.
Through our support, in particular through a skills sponsorship, we at FREY wish to participate in the evolution of the teaching of economics, sustainable development, corporate policies and even finance … by providing students with an understanding of the economic mechanisms of our sector, but also, modestly testifying that it is possible to be both a growth company while carrying a committed vision for a more responsible society, respectful of the environment and socially beneficial to its ecosystem.
FREY Group is a contributing member of the Fondation Paladio, founded in 2008 to support the construction of urban and lifestyle spaces.
12 internationally renowned artists, federated by Speedy Graphito, have produced 22 monumental works of art on stores facades:
Speedy Graphito / Lady M / Akhine / Vinie / Romain Froquet / Doudou’style / RNST / Pro176 / Kashink / Mosko / Chanoir / Ravo.
Clos du Chêne is now the largest open-air urban art museum in France. Come and discover these extraordinary works all year round.
Find the map of the street art journey and a presentation of the artists on Clos du Chêne’s website.
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