A co-operative platform
Dans le modèle coopératif, l’économie est un moyen, non pas une fin. Avec cette dimension sociale inscrite dans ses gènes, Les oiseaux de passage est ainsi la propriété de celles et ceux qui accueillent, font découvrir et partagent leurs hospitalités.
Common values : Les oiseaux de passage brings together stakeholders in tourism, culture, the social and solidarity economy, public education, local development and the cooperative sphere. They share the same values: hospitalité, coopération et humanité
Each of our members, more specifically, strives for one or several of the following causes: cultural entitlements; rights to equitable remuneration; rights to social protection; the right to holidays; the free movement of people and the conservation of the environment.
Strength in numbers!
A cooperative structure serving a greater efficiency:
+ Mobilising members of the network around the promotion of offers.
+ Coming together to form commercial partnerships with key accounts in the social and solidarity economy and works councils.
+ Making a larger media impression by relying on the quality of our content (blog, social networks, press campaigns, etc.)
+ Attracting the attention of the wider public through a platform with an innovative position, a wide range of offers (on a Euro-Mediterranean scale) and a greater visibility.
The strength of the cooperative is its ecosystem. It brings together a variety of local and national networks in constant expansion.
A few years of collaborative work and a prototype (Hôtel du Nord, Marseilles) have gone into the creation of this innovative platform which is unique to those that already exist and fully responsive to the evolutions in use and the potential of the web..
Founded in January 2016 by three cooperatives Hôtel du Nord, Ekitour and Point Carré, the network Minga and five physical partners, Les oiseaux de passage is a Cooperative Community-Oriented Enterprise (SCIC in France).
The purpose of the cooperative is research and development of digital tools to promote and commercialize their hospitality offers, professions and know-how and to share their heritage environment in order to contribute to an economical, social and endogenous development of their territory, to the quality of life of those who live, work and stay there, to the emancipation and enrichment of everybody by the discovery of other regions, people and cultures and, more generally, to contribute to the strengthening of democracy, rules of law and human rights (article 2).
For their last general assemblythe cooperative has a capital of 50.000€ and 17 members divided into three colleges (Article 13 of its statutes):
The college "Production" with 50% of the voting rights which brings together the hospitality communities and producer networks involved economically through the dissemination and marketing of their production of goods and services via the SCIC Les oiseaux de passage, or willing to support it.
- SCIC Hôtel du Nord
- SCIC Point Carré
- SCIC Okhra
- Société coopérative Terre d’Est
- Association Minga
- La Fédération des acteurs et actrices des musiques et de danses traditionnelles (FAMDT)
- Association des auberges de jeunesse de Charente Maritime (AJ17)
- Association Accueil Paysan Lot
- Association Givernet
The “Diffusion” college with 20% of the voting rights which brings together the broadcasters of the offer (travellers' associations, consumer cooperatives, etc.) involved economically through the dissemination and marketing of the offers of the local producers, or willing to support her.
- SCOP Ekitour
Research and Development College with 30% of voting rights which brings together employees and organisations who are particularly interested in the development of the cooperative, innovation and scientific and technical research for this development, in its various sectors of intervention, including the international dimension, in accordance with the guidelines set out in the preamble. It is about cooperation with universities and other research organizations. Its purpose is to ensure the overall ethics of the company and its development.
- 2 workers (1 PhD)
- 5 reference persons
Our common frameworks
The cooperative has two international frameworks:
+ The Faro Convention: Framework convention of the Council of Europe on the value of cultural heritage for society.read the Convention).
+ The co-operative principles: : The Statement on the Co-operative Identity, promulgated by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), defines seven cooperative principles (read the principles).