Why create a local mission in Saint-Martin?

The State and the Collectivité undertook to create a local mission in Saint-Martin in July 2014.

During her visit to Saint Martin on Friday afternoon, the Minister of Labor Myriam El Khomri will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the local mission (MILO) in Concordia (above the library).

Since the creation of the Collectivité, the MILO or the Guadeloupe local mission has ceased its activity on the island and the territory therefore no longer has this service dedicated to young people when yet they make up almost 40% of the population in Saint-Martin. The services rendered to the young people in St Martin have declined even though their needs are increasing from year to year: approximately 40% of the population is under the age of 20, 5000 young people are aged between 16 and 25, 600 are registered at Pôle Emploi but the AIO service (reception, information, orientation) that precedes the future MILO welcomes about 900 young people per year. St Martin has an urgent need for such a place, a one-stop service for young people which welcomes them, guides them, accompanies them toward employment." was written in the 2014-2020 development contract signed in July 2014 by the State and the Collectivité.

Located in most of the cities in France, the local missions are involved in the social and professional integration of young people in all areas: counseling, training, employment, housing, health, mobility, citizenship, sports, recreation, culture and support in order to help young people aged 16 to 25 solve all the problems raised by their social and professional integration. With the development contract, the State and the Collectivité undertake to co-fund the creation of a local mission in Saint-Martin. The cost of the project is estimated at 820,000 € (420,000 € from the State and 400,000 € from the Collectivité). The Executive Council of the Collectivité validated the project for the creation of the local mission on December 1, 2015. 

Fanny Fontan