Communauté de communes des Baronnies en Drôme Provençale - Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The Communauté de Communes des Baronnies en Drôme Provençale was formed in 2017 by merger of the 4 Communautés de Communes des Baronnies (C.C. du Pays de Buis, C.C. du Pays de Rémuzat, C.C. du Val d’Eygues, C.C. des Hautes Baronnies).

It’s a vast, sparsely populated area, with a pre-Alpine topography and remarkable landscapes, renowned for its quality of life.

The region is characterized by the diversity of its produce, with sectors of excellence and quality recognized by a number of labels: winegrowing, olive-growing, aromatic and medicinal plants, fruit- growing, small spelt, truffles, livestock, etc. Local produce and gastronomy are promoted through several Protected Designations of Origin. With its low population density, mid-mountain topography, rich natural spaces and heritage, and mild climate, the Baronnies region is ideal for the development of tourist, sporting, and outdoor activities.

Main focus

Connectivity & Accessibility (connect people electronically and promote accessibility to Public Services)

Challenges addressed

  • Area surface;
  • Modernization of governance;
  • Mobility;
  • Access to public health;
  • Demographic ageing;
  • Housing.

Pilot solutions

1) Creating a Mobility Center Service (partly digital), acting as an interface between users and public or collaborative transport – the Center will provide information on all the possibilities for getting around, depending on time and economic factors, and would link shared/active/collaborative mobility via fluid intramodality, with a solidarity component for a fragile/poor public. 

2) Development of a Mapping System to increase the visibility of the partners working on SGI’s (especially in the field of health care).

Communauté de communes du Guillestrois-Queyras - Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte- d’Azur

The “Communauté de communes” of Guillestrois and Queyras is a French community of municipalities created in 2017, gathering 16 villages, with a population of more than 8200 inhabitants. It is characterized by the concentration of SGI’s around two central towns: Guillestre and Aiguilles. The area is also attractive for its natural beauty and wilderness, with a regional nature park, remote valleys/satellites at the foot of Mont Viso. This proximity to Italy is also evident in the area’s heritage (Mont-Dauphin, Château- Queyras, etc). Tourism is a strong feature of the region’s economy in both winter and summer periods, with a lack of open services and activities in between seasons.

Main focus

Economic Development, Connectivity & Accessibility, Mobility

Challenges addressed

  • Governance and inclusion of the population in the decision making process;
  • Housing and secondary residence (rate of 75% within some villages);
  • Mobility;
  • Digitalization and Access to SGIs;
  • Demographic ageing.

Pilot solutions

1) Developing the economic attractiveness of the territory through an improved access to housing – the aim is to create a community of professionals and connect them with local homeowners and residents to provide housing matchmaking solutions, through organization of housing events. 

2) Community promotion by addressing the issue of demographic ageing and preventing the isolation of vulnerable groups (the elderly), particularly in winter, by creating a network of connected actors, sharing information, and organizing caring visits with the participationof young volunteers.