For Nexans, Sponsorship is above all an encounter that must result in a true partner relationship

For Nexans, Sponsorship is above all an encounter that must result in a true partner relationship, which has been the case with this first agreement. It epitomizes the meeting of two different worlds, which develop a real, mutually enriching dialogue and create genuine synergy around a project. This partnership is shared with all Nexans’ 25,000 employees worldwide through regular communication initiatives.

Today, the Nexans Foundation’s commitment to the Palace of Versailles projects therefore reflects the Group’s willingness to remain true to this partnership established over the years in order to help keep alive the creativity and artistic excellence which have characterized Versailles over the centuries.

In 2012, the Public Establishment of the Palace, The Museum and National Estate of Versailles launched Phase II of its master plan for the “Grand Versailles” project. This new phase of work is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and will again require significant support, both from the French government and private companies.

Bringing the Sponsorship of the Palace of Versailles to a new level

The support provided by the Nexans Foundation is a new step in this partnership because it is intended to extend the Competence Sponsorship Agreement signed in 2007 through the donation of cables, to cover new activities, thus making it a long-term relationship. With this new goal, Nexans will take its sponsorship to a new level and diversify its support.

By broadening the scope of its activities, Nexans intends to participate in new partnerships

By broadening the scope of its activities, Nexans intends to participate in new partnerships, with both community and culture stakeholders. New projects can therefore be brought to life, such as providing access to the Palace of Versailles for people who could previously not afford it.

The Palace of Versailles has an “Office for Specific Audiences”, whose mission is to reach out to vulnerable groups and promote cultural democratization and the fight against social exclusion. The Office makes proposals directed at educators, trainers, coordinators and community leaders working in the social field, especially in reintegration and literacy, in order to help them establish their role as cultural intermediaries.

In addition to its commitment to culture and cultural heritage, the Nexans Foundation therefore intends to add a social dimension to its action with the Palace of Versailles, working for disadvantaged communities in just the same way as in the area of access to energy.

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