The Foundation’s Board of Directors meeting, which was held on 17 June, was an opportunity to discuss the programmes implemented by the Foundation’s partner associations during the public health crisis.

For the record, these programmes, co-created with the Foundation, relate to the strategic focuses of “Reducing social inequalities in healthcare” or “Savings lives”. All of them were heavily impacted by the public health crisis, as their scope of intervention relates to care or education.

Alternative proposals in the fields of education and care quickly put in place

In all cases, owing to the well-established and high-quality relations between the Foundation and its partners, programmes were adapted during the public health crisis with input from everyone, in an agile and responsive manner. The programmes therefore continued with significant developments, with certain components even abandoned, but above all alternative proposals, whether in the field of education or care.

Arranged programmes

  • Since the beginning of lockdown, the AGORAé – 20 socially-responsible grocery stores developed by FAGE for students – showed the central role they play in combating student deprivation (prepacked baskets, available off-campus). In support of the most deprived students, the emergency aid granted by CNP Assurances enabled 28 associations to purchase foodstuffs and hygiene products, rent utility vehicles, purchase protective equipment and PCs, and increase teleconsultations with a psychologist (21 hours of meetings by the end of May).
Photo illustrating an AGORAé solidarity grocery store for students
  • United Way L’Alliance, which combats school failure in priority neighbourhoods, provided a digital toolbox on its website that identified available resources, to enable young people to: think about their direction, get motivated, get organised and develop their potential; talk to teachers and students to find their way; access well-being tools to manage their emotions and gain self-confidence.
  • Bibliothèques Sans Frontières  (Libraries without Borders) continued to work to ensure access to information and education for as many people as possible by putting educational content for children and adults online every day, including: live conferences, advice on best practices relating to COVID-19 and access to the Khan Academy platform for school learning. Other targeted activities: a donation of 5,000 books for highly vulnerable children and adults and the launch of school tutoring for 230 children housed in shelters.
  •  Via social networks and through free MOOCs, games and quizzes, young people on civic service at Unis-Cités continued to raise their peers’ awareness on prevention themes: drugs, mental health, harassment, sleep, sexual health, etc. 106 sessions were held for 1,238 participants; NB: young refugees on civic service raised their peers’ awareness in their mother tongue of protective measures and advice relating to the pandemic...
  • The COVID-19 initiative, deployed by SAUV Life in Ile-de-France and known as SAM SAUV, enabled health professionals to go by scooter to the homes of people who called the SAMU in order to facilitate their care in suspected COVID-19 cases.

New solidarity action supported by our Foundation: “A bus for a campus”

Alongside the public health crisis, a social crisis has arisen, the effects of which are not yet wholly visible. Social inequalities in healthcare are set to increase further. 
For example, in extending CNP Assurances’ social commitment through various solidarity actions, the Foundation decided to support the “a bus for a campus” project proposed by FAGE.

This project is aimed at students in the healthcare sector who have been in the front line of care during the public health crisis: students of medicine, nursing care or in the medical and social sectors, in the Grand Est and Ile-de-France regions. It will enable them to take a week-long “sport, health, well-being” break in a UCPA centre, a partner in the operation.

The Foundation is thus extending CNP Assurances’ mission to protect people. It is turning the company’s commitment to a more inclusive society and a more sustainable environment into a reality, and helping deliver on our promise of ensuring a more open world.

Learn more : download the Foundation's 2019 annual report