Opening up administrations to digital skills to solve public challenges in 10 months
In 2016, the Presidency of the French Republic announced the creation of the Public Interest Entrepreneurs program - Entrepreneurs d'Intérêt Général or EIG in French. It is based on the observation that administrations want to carry out ambitious digital transformation projects but do not have the advanced skills required in-house for this purpose.
The program's principle: allow people with exceptional digital skills to join administrations for 10 months to meet the challenges of improving public services using digital technology and data.
For this purpose, each year, the program recruits a cohort of public interest entrepreneurs. Data scientists, designers and developers join administrations in multidisciplinary teams of 2 or 3 to take up challenges in various fields: access to justice, integration of refugees, fight against fraud, etc.
How is a public interest entrepreneurs cohort established?
1. A cohort is established on the basis of challenges. They are selected through a call for projects in accordance with criteria of impact on the professions of administrations and citizens, technical innovation and openness to new working methods. Find out more on the "challenges" page.
2. As an essential component of a cohort, public interest entrepreneurs are then selected through a call for applications. Mentors for each challenge participate in the selection panel to make sure they find the perfect fit. To discover the recruited profiles, visit the "community" page.
3. The cohort can then begin, punctuated by coaching sessions, peer-to-peer learning sessions and diverse events. To learn more about the coaching of cohorts, go to the "coaching provision" page.
4. The program proceeds on the basis of feedback. This learning posture allows the adjusting of the coaching provision and ensures success for the challenges. To find out more about the program's iterations, visit the "blog" page".
The program is backed by Etalab.
Public Interest Entrepreneurs in English
In this memo, you will find an explanation as to why our program was built and how it carries out its mission.
Program presentation booklet
This booklet presents at the same time the program, the third cohort and the achievements of cohorts 1 and 2.
Program analysis report
To measure the program's impact, we undertook a study, the conclusions of which are presented in this analysis report.
The achievements of the third cohort
Third cohort feedback booklet, presenting the program and the main achievements of the 15 challenges.
The achievements of the second cohort
Second cohort feedback booklet, presenting the program and the main achievements of the 13 challenges.