Posted on May 15, 2022
On Friday, at the end of the afternoon, the Governor of Morbihan, Joel Mathurin, officially opened the Espace France service at its headquarters belonging to the Questembert community.
Patrice Le Penhuisek, President of Questemberte Commune, thanked the mayor for his presence at the inauguration of a “local public service we are proud to provide.” The head of the Questembert community poses the question: “How do we meet the needs of our residents who are far from major public service institutions? How, in the digital age, do we position ourselves, the local authorities, and the first local reception of the residents, to support our residents towards this transformation?” These are the questions that led to the creation of Espace France Services. A venue established six months ago that has already welcomed nearly 1,300 people, is proof that this new community service answers the president’s questions.
In the service of Espace France there are three agents who support people who have difficulties with certain administrative procedures, as well as people who are far from a computer tool. “How can we support this population to regain a certain and assured independence to undertake this digital transformation?” What do we, the local authorities and Population First Link, propose to respond to this population? Here, at Questembert Communauté, we have chosen to create a job as a digital consultant. Its role: to deliver individual and group workshops aimed at better understanding the computer tool and bridging the digital divide bit by bit,” explained Patrice Le Penhuisek, who ended his speech with these words: “These new challenges drive real debate and fuel our thinking and action on key issues of public service. Its role, mission and values that are based on the public interest are always in a real logic for the services provided to the population. These are the values that drive us! And this is the goal that we pursue through all the projects we carry out, including the services of Espace France. »
Governor stresses ‘bridging the digital divide’
“This place, as I indicated Mr. President, is an essential link in the provision of public services and the provision of services to the public in the heart of a rural and peri-urban area. It makes it possible to fight regional inequality and this responds to the strong will shown in April 2019 by the President of the Republic who wanted to We will be able to establish Espace France in each of the cantons. In Morbihan, we are now in about twenty Espace France services. Finally, Mr. President, you have emphasized the bridging of the digital divide, with access to tools, access to the Internet. But we were not satisfied With that, we have also worked to ensure that we can have a state-funded digital advisor in the field.[..]
It is that there is a specific objective in terms of qualities and it is a specific objective of verification and monitoring that we report to the higher authorities of the country that are following it closely. [..] I wanted to come and congratulate you, thank you for your commitment, I sincerely congratulate the agents who bring this space to life, and we can also see it through the experience that comes back to us, beyond service and access to the operators. On a daily basis, it is also for a certain number of our compatriots who may feel lonely, especially the elderly, a social link created in these Espace France services.