Econocom has become a sponsor of the scheme Démos (French acronym for ‘social scheme in musical and orchestral education’), led by the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris. This commitment is in line with the group’s actions as a responsible digital entrepreneur championing inclusion and education.
Démos is a scheme in cultural democratisation based on practice of a musical instrument in an orchestra. The Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris initiated the scheme in 2010. It offers practical learning courses in classical music for children who do not have easy access to such practices through today’s institutions due to geographical, economic or social factors.
The scheme is designed for children aged seven to twelve who live in France’s disadvantaged urban and rural areas earmarked for priority public investment and who are effectively cut off from traditional places of cultural practice. The scheme has never stopped developing since it began and now includes over fifty active orchestras throughout France, including in French overseas territories. Since 2010, around 10,000 children have already discovered classical music through the scheme.
This sponsorship gives full expression to Econcom’s values as a responsible digital entrepreneur championing inclusion and education. During lockdown, the platform ‘Démos à la maison’ (‘Démos at home’) helped participants carry on learning their musical instrument at home via digital tools – this is entirely in line with Econocom’s commitment to make digital technology a driver of inclusion.
‘I’m really pleased to support these children and the whole ecosystem operating around them to help them learn to play classical music. This partnership is a wonderful chance for Econocom to show its support for digital inclusion and education,’ said Jean-Louis Bouchard, Founder and Chairman of Econocom.
‘It gives the Philharmonie great pride to see a firm of Econocom’s quality join the community of Démos sponsors – it’s a new chance for youngsters to see their lives change in the long term!’ added Christophe Monin, Head of Sponsorship and Development at Philharmonie de Paris.