Third Place La Place des Possibles

Royans Vercors (Central French Alps), france

La Place des Possibles is seen as a living lab, thinking about the architectural rehabiliation of the place, about the governance processes between all the members, and the activities that will take place in the third place. It is still in experimentation phasis and will be a perfect meeting place for smart villages initiatives!

20 NGOs involved 600 visitors at the 2nd open day in september 2018 different daily activities in the place : repairing / crafting association, recycling stand, music bands training room...
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people
2016 - ongoing


Key conditions for success

Real citizens and local organizations involvement Local political support

Key steps for activity implementation

First steps were dedicated to studies and diagnosis both on the needs of the territory and architectural possibilities in that old factory. 5 organizations were involved from the beginning, other NGOs join the project afterwards, mainly as users of the place, but also implied into the governance processes. Experimentation phasis consisted of few activities integration in La Place des Possibles, open days (last one in sept 2018, next in sept 2019), and the creation of a european citizenship training cycle of 1 year, on the thematics where La Place des Possibles is interested in, allowing to test ideas with little costs.

Resources needed

Place on disposal Financial resources for place rehabilitation Human resources for project coordination (1 person partially dedicated) LEADER subsidies for studies funding

Would you like to know more?

Visit the website of the project for more details or contact the author

Association Les Tracols


0033 6 71 53 91 11