The Prime Minister is on an official visit in the agglomeration of Caen (Calvados), this Friday, August 27, 2021. He is going in particular to Colombelles and Carpiquet.

The Government strongly believes in this kind of place and wants to know it. To praise the merits of third places, these shared workspaces, as part of the great revival that must accompany the end of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex is going to Carpiquet this Friday, August 27, 2021 and Colombelles, in the agglomeration of Caen (Calvados). He is accompanied by four other government officials. Follow their visit.

9:31. Everything is calm outside the Atelier normand. No mobilization in sight at 9:30 am, as is sometimes the case during official visits by government representatives.

9:29 a.m. After the design spaces, the ministerial team goes to meet the professionals installed in the coworking space.

9:22 a.m. Discussions are nourished, also with Alain Griset, Minister responsible for small and medium-sized enterprises. The craftsmen present on site talk about their economic model and the advantages offered by the pooling of resources and the workplace, at the Norman Workshop in Carpiquet:

Exchange of a carpenter with @JeanCASTEX, @alaingriset and @plevywaitz who explains his practices and the use of digital manufacturing in his activities. Without the third place, he would never have been able to develop his activity so far, he would not have been able to settle in Normandy.

9:12. The visit to the Norman Workshop continues. State representatives interact with the artisans present on site about their work, the procedures followed and the necessary means. For example, Yann, a carpenter specializing in historical monuments. His presence at the Norman Workshop costs him € 500 per month. He thus has access to all the services and resources of the third place: welding, carpentry, coworing space and FabLab (digital projects). He also installed a few machines of his own.

Prime Minister Jean Castex, in viste near #Caen, is explained the operation of the Norman workshop, a shared workshop of carpentry, welding in Carpiquet

8:55 am. Joël Bruneau, president of the Caen la Mer agglomeration, welcomes the Prime Minister in front of the Norman Workshop in Carpiquet:

8:34. The Prime Minister accompanied by four other representatives of the State is expected at 9 am in Carpiquet, for a visit of the Norman Workshop. This is a large space for working with wood and steel, open to professionals and individuals.

8:22 a.m. What is a third place? This is a new kind of collaborative space. Cultural, or purely professional, they can also be dedicated to shared gardens. France has 2,200, half of which are outside metropolitan areas.

8:20 am. We are preparing for the arrival of the Prime Minister at the Atelier normand de Carpiquet in 40 minutes …

8:17. For this official visit to Calvados, Jean Castex is accompanied by four other members of the government: Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Labor, Employment and Integration, Jacqueline Gourault, Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with local authorities, Alain Griset, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, in charge of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cédric O, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery and the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities, in charge of Digital Transition and Electronic Communications.

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