#29 Marseille

Working time, health and parenting

Personalized adaptation of working time is gaining ground in communities; still modest, the experiments are rather positive.

Port and industrial challenges of decarbonization

The decarbonization of the economy is at stake in metropolises, in close cooperation between public authorities, industry and research & development.

To respond to growing demands for individualization of working time and to advance gender equality, our organizations are required to review working conditions and open new rights to their agents. These aspirations force us to find new equilibriums, in order to give more flexibility to our organizational methods without losing efficiency. Our meeting allowed us to discuss the experiments that are being carried out, in particular those relating to the 4-day week, which can constitute an element of response to this request for flexibility. Their generalization, however, raises legitimate questions; it must be carefully studied and accompanied.

The visit to the western basin of the Port of Marseille-Fos illustrated the second subject of our meeting: the decarbonization of industry. We were able to assess the scale of the industrial changes underway and the challenges they pose for manufacturers, communities and residents. This transformation is at the crossroads of all issues, the fight against global warming, sovereignty, innovation, job creation. Our discussions highlighted the role that metropolises can play in supporting these industrial projects and promoting innovation and the development of low-carbon technologies.

This visit also wanted to convey the scale of this polycentric metropolis that Aix-Marseille-Provence is. I will be delighted to welcome you again to help you discover another side of this territory.

Domnin Rauscher, Chief Executive of Aix-Marseille-Provence Métropole


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Working time, health and parenting

Three new special absence authorizations (ASA) at the City of Lyon
Second parent/menstrual leave/termination of pregnancy: what is the outcome of this experiment to date?

> Emmanuelle Brissard, Deputy Chief Executive Human resources and social dialogue of the City of Lyon.

The 35-hour week in 4 days at the Métropole de Lyon
What is the assessment to date of this experiment at the Métropole de Lyon?

> Anne Jestin, Chief Executive of the Métropole de Lyon and National Delegate of BEST.

Family policies and human resources management in Sweden
Parental leave, leave for sick children and childcare are major factors in the attractiveness of the job market in Sweden.

> Cindy Falquet, political advisor to the deputy mayor in charge of environment and climate at the City of Stockholm.

Around the port of Marseille-Fos

The challenges of decarbonization of the Port of Marseille-Fos
Welcome to the Port Center Fos 1 (Fos-sur-Mer) around the model of the industrial-port zone of Fos-sur-Mer.

> Rémi Constantino, Deputy Director General of the Port of Marseille-Fos.

The involvement of industrialists
Actions carried out by industrialists and economic actors in the industrial-port zone of Fos around the ecological transition and the fight against climate change.

> Nicolas Mat, Secretary General of the PIICTO association – (Caban-Tonkin industrial and innovation platform).

Boat tour of the western basins of the Port of Marseille-Fos.

> Linda Khelif, Port guide.

In clean tech labs and start-ups

Challenges and actors of the energy transition in the Aix-Marseille Metropolis .

> Sylvain Brémond, Deputy Director General of the Cap Energies competitiveness cluster.

Role and results of the Arbois technology park
One of the three pillar technopolitan sites of the innovation ecosystem of the Metropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, fourth « cleantech » technopole in the world.

> Frédéric Guilleux, Director of the Technopôle de l’Arbois.