Day 1 - October 17

(Open to EU project partners only)

9.00 - 11.00 Arrival of the European delegations at the Residhome Hotel

11.10 Ice Breaking
With representatives of the various delegations and participants
Situated at Residhome Hotel

11.55 Departure
For the Hôtel d’Agglomération de Grand Paris Sud (Courcouronnes site)

12.05 Exhibition: ‘Histoires d’exil’ (Stories of Exile)
 Film on Grand Paris Sud
 Welcome and official opening of City Lab by Francis CHOUAT,
 President of the Communauté d’Agglomération Grand Paris Sud,
Mayor of the city of Evry
Situated at Hôtel d’Agglomération de Grand Paris Sud (in the ‘salle des assemblées’)

12.25 Departure
For Hotel Résidhome

12.35 Lunch break
Situated at Restaurant French Corner (by Residhome)

13.50 Departure
For the Iannis-Xenakis Departmental Music Conservatory

14.00 Exhibition: ‘Charte de laïcité’ (The Secular Charter)
Situated at Iannis Xenakis Departmental Music Conservatory

14.05 Presentation
’The history of the new town and its urban development’ presented by Jacques LONGUET (Deputy Mayor of Evry in charge of education, the family, patrimony and the city’s past)

14.25 Discussion

14.55 Presentation
’The evolution of new towns, particularly Evry, since 1975 and in the regional context’ presented by Mariette SAGOT (sociologist and urbanist, expert on town policy at the Ile de France region Institute of city planning and development)

15.15 Discussion

15.45 Presentation
’Focus on the question of secularism’ presented by Laura KOSSI (Director of the Centre de Ressources Politique de la Ville en Essonne (Essonnian Town Policy Resource Center)

15:55 Departure
For Evry Cathedral

16.05 Tour of the Cathedral
With Jacques LONGUET

16.50 Departure
For the Pyramides District

The Pyramides District
 17.20 Tour of the neighborhood and presentation of the local context with François DELOUVRIER, urbanist, and André DARMAGNAC, urbanist and geographer.
 18.20 Meeting with representatives of associations at Maison des Sports des Pyramides (Pyramides District Sports Association)
 20.00 Dinner prepared by the local Cultural Association Apese Haiti

Day 2 - October 18

Between 07.00 and 8.30 breakfast at the hotel

08.45 Departure
By bus for the New Town of Senart
 View of the Synagogue
 Stop at the Pagoda and film presenting the building

09.30 Exhibition: ‘Mon arrivée en France’ (My Arrival in France)
Situated at Hôtel d’Agglomération de Grand Paris Sud (Lieusaint site)

09.35 Presentation
’The local historical context of the New Town’ presented by François TIROT (Assistant Head of the Senart EPA (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement)(State Office of Urban Plannnng)

10.00 Discussion

10.30 Bus tour of the New Town of Senart
With Virginie LACOUR (Head of the Patrimony and Tourism Service of Grand Paris Sud)

11.30 Meeting with local activists of Savigny le Temple
With Fidèle DJIVO (President of the Conseil citoyen du centre-ville (City Center Citizen Council), and the student ‘cultural ambassadors’ of Louis-Armand Secondary School

12.30 Departure
For the Hôtel d’Agglomération de Grand Paris Sud (Lieusaint site)

12.40 Lunch break
Situated at Hôtel d’Agglomération de Grand Paris Sud

14.00 Departure
By bus to the University of Evry Val d’Essonne

14.30 University of Evry Val d’Essonne
 14.35 Welcome speech Patrick CURMI, Chancellor of the University of Evry Val d’Essonne
 14.50 Thematic Workshops
 16.00 Coffee break
 16.15 Workshop results and discussion

17.30 Departure
For the Courcouronnes Mosque

17.45 Tour of the Mosque

18.30 Departure
By bus for L’Empreinte, contemporary music concert hall in Savigny le Temple

18.55 L’Empreinte
 19.00 Feedback and conclusions on City Lab and dinner prepared by local associations
 20.30 Steering Committee with introduction to the next Lab conference (Sweden)
 21.00 Concert

23.00 Return by bus to the hotel