Two years of collaborative work and a prototype (Marseille, 2013) 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 (Hotel du Nord, Ekitour travel agency and Fablab Point Carré), the fair trade network Minga and five physical partners, LesOiseauxdePassage is a Cooperative Community-Oriented Enterprise (SCIC in France).
In the cooperative model, the economy is a means, rather than an end.
With this social aspect enshrined in its genes, LesOiseauxdePassage is the property of its communities of professionals and its clients.
LesOiseauxDePassage.coop brings together stakeholders in tourism, culture, the social and solidarity economy, public education, local development and the cooperative sphere. They share the same values:
hospitality, cooperation and humanity
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!
The strength of the cooperative. Les Oiseaux de Passage is its own ecosystem. It unites an ever-expanding and diverse array of national and local networks. Discover our partners at lesoiseauxdepassage.coop.
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.
Our common frameworks
The cooperative Les Oiseaux de Passage has two international frameworks:
+ The Faro Convention: the framework convention of the council of europe on the value of culturale heritage for society (read the Convention).
+ Co-operative Principles: the cooperative principles are international guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice (read the principles).