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“Shameful”, “unworthy”, “indecent”: why the Strasbourg Crous is on the coronary heart of an issue

This week, the Strasbourg Crous was accused of enjoying with scholar precariousness. (©Adobe Inventory – Illustration)

This week the Crous of Strasbourg discovered himself on the heart of an issue as a result of a communication marketing campaign broadcast on social networks.

Marketing campaign which was lastly canceled within the face of the outcry, introduced the establishment on Tuesday on Twitter.

We take inventory.

Accused of enjoying with scholar precariousness

Not too long ago, the Strasbourg Crous carried out a communication marketing campaign in partnership with Espace Avenir, the orientation {and professional} integration service of the College of Strasbourg.

It was really a contest sport who provided “to attempt to win as much as two months of Resto U'”. To be exact, the first prize was two months of meals provided within the Resto U’ of their alternative, and just one month for the 2nd prize.

In a short time, the Crous was accused of enjoying with scholar precariousness.

“Scandalous”, “indecent”, “unworthy”

“At a time when 1000’s of scholars are struggling to have the ability to feed themselves, we discovered it scandalous and indecent that the Crous makes use of precariousness as a advertising and marketing device”, reacts Jules Gori, nationwide referent of the Unef (Union nationwide of the scholars of France) Strasbourg.

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“Collectively, we thought it was somewhat unworthy of the Crous to suggest a marketing campaign of this nature, that’s to say [basée] on meals. The worth is having the ability to eat your fill, whereas college students are nonetheless affected by the precariousness as a result of Covid, which has elevated with inflation and the varied expenses that college students need to pay, with out scholarships growing. , abounds Simon Levan for Various Etudiante Strasbourg.

“We noticed it a bit like an insult to college students. It’s actually leaving our dwelling circumstances to likelihood. In the event you’re fortunate within the draw, you’ll be able to feed your self. In any other case, you might mess up. It revolted us as a result of it isn’t a technique to do it, ”provides Corentin Liraud, member of Solidaires student-es Alsace.

The Crous acknowledges a communication error

Requested in flip, the Crous “willingly acknowledges a communication error or timing”. “Taking into consideration the nationwide context, we perceive that this may increasingly have been badly obtained”, concedes Sarah Bosse, communication supervisor of the Strasbourg Crous.

The latter explains that one of these communication is organized so as “to draw new college students [tout en les invitant] to observe us on social networks” after which ship them as many messages as potential about them, notably with regard to their rights.

“We’re an actor who combat in opposition to scholar precariousness, we need to present it and eventually it turns in opposition to us. We’re right here to assist college students. To say that we’re in opposition to them, after all it hurts us, ”continues Ms. Bosse.

Not the primary time this contest has been organized

Lastly, she recollects that “this communication marketing campaign already occurred final 12 months”, with out inflicting any explicit turmoil. That being mentioned, in 2019, the Crous de Lorraine this time had provided to win a scholarship throughout a contest, which had already brought about a scandal and compelled the establishment to backtrack.

On Twitter, the Crous insists: “The only real objective of this sport was to make the accounts recognized to as many individuals as potential of those two organizations, on which lots of data is disseminated referring to the providers and support to which college students can have entry, particularly these supposed to combat in opposition to precariousness”.

The injury is completed for scholar organizations

However, for the scholar organizations interviewed for this text, the injury is completed.

” I can’t not welcome this withdrawal. That is not an ethical enhance on their half. It is simply that they made a nasty buzz which compelled them to again down, ”mentioned Corentin Liraud of Solidaires student-es Alsace.

” It was already too late when the competition sport was printed”, inserts Simon Levan (Various Etudiante Strasbourg), who however underlines that “it’s good to have withdrawn it and to not proceed in there”.

“It is a good factor that they withdrew it,” slips for his half Jules Gori (Unef).

For its half, the Crous ensures that it “will take into consideration now not placing meals into play”.

For higher dwelling circumstances for college kids

Some scholar representatives reap the benefits of the controversy to deliver their fights.

Jules Gori evokes his want to see restored meal at 1 euro for all college students, and never simply scholarship holders, as could have been the case, at one time, within the context of the Covid disaster. “College students with out scholarships who present monetary difficulties can ask to profit from the €1 meal by way of the platform”, says the communication supervisor of the Crous on this topic.

Simon Levan, from Various Etudiante Strasbourg, took the chance to place ahead a petition calling for the institution of a scholar revenue of 1,102 euros.

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