moissons nouvelles / philosophy and values

Social responsibility, a commitment to social action, and quality in the services provided.

The fundamental values of Moissons Nouvelles are humanism and secularism. In this sense, the identity of Moissons Nouvelles can be defined by its commitment to fight for socially vulnerable people (young people and adults), by taking them in, supporting, and empowering them to eventually live a normal life in society.

As a public service, three fundamental dimensions determine the organisation’s role within society today :
A willingness to take part in the public discourse on all issues of social policy in France, and to act alongside all civil society agencies fighting against social exclusion.
The quality of the service provided to people, in the context of public policy, based on the unique position of being an association.
A willingness to work together (volunteers, professionals and users) within the legal limits of their fields of expertise, and according to the motivations of volunteers, to build professionalism amongst staff, which constantly encourages the social recognition and autonomy of those in their care.
What does all this mean for the Moissons Nouvelles association today ?
It is about :
• Understanding the complexity of the association’s environment, to capture the specificity of an association in today’s changing world, where the principle of an association, beyond any dogma or theory, continues to provide the best possible response to inequality and social exclusion.
• Offering an original collaborative approach, which takes into account history and shared experience, in order to encourage creativity and innovation, at the service of vulnerable people.
• Creating conditions within the association, in terms of organisation and functioning, which can constantly adapt to evolutions in social needs.
To take action in this way means to commit with individual or collective consciousness within the association :
• In order to achieve a balance between an individual’s personal goals, and their affiliation with a social group, in a relationship of mutual respect, responsibility and shared high standards.
• To a democratic process where discussion is a permanent feature of reflections which determine political choices and directions.
• In optimising organisation within the association, based on notions of decentralisation and delegation, to work as closely as possible with the needs of the users, and with regional and departmental social and medical social schemes.
• To constantly work on the unity and overall coherence of the association’s project, whilst keeping it in line with changes in social needs.
• In order to ensure that everyone within the organisation can be part of the association’s project, by encouraging sharing of professional experience and pooling of resources, to find the most effective ways to work and for personal development.
• By constantly promoting and respecting the principle of quality in the service provided to the users.