Caisse d’Epargne Provence-Alpes-Corse

Caisse d’Epargne Provence-Alpes-Corse (CEPAC) supports school field trips and participates in the Med Lab educational project which brings secondary school students from around the Mediterranean Basin together to discuss their shared questions about the subject of citizenship.

After Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, Caisse d’Epargne Provence-Alpes-Corse decided to extend its of act of faith into the foreseeable future by standing alongside the Mucem as a Founding Patron.

This exemplary partnership aims to help young visitors to discover an extraordinary site. It illustrates the role that CEPAC intends to play in the city: fostering access to culture for as many people as possible.

A leading economic actor working to serve the development of its territory, CEPAC is also one of its greatest sponsors.

Because it was founded here almost two centuries ago, its actions take a long-term view. Its management, its investments and all of its actions seek only to look farther ahead and aim higher, to benefit as many people as possible.

This is what makes it stand apart, and what guides each of its actions, whether designed to serve its customers, the economy of its territory, or the well-being of the women and men who live there.

This mindset inspired it to invest in the European Year of Cultural Heritage by supporting three of the biggest exhibitions for Marseille-Provence 2013, as well as the Cultural Endowment Fund. Far removed from the influence of trends or circumstances, this ambition is now driving it to extend its action in favour of culture and knowledge.

The Mucem symbolizes both the success of our city’s year as European Capital of Culture and its rebirth. As a result, we are proud to be involved in a long-term partnership alongside the museum that has, in a short period of time, become “our territory’s marker” and that symbolizes the link between our history and our future.

Thanks to this mutual engagement with the Mucem and the educational activities that will be carried out under this programme, we hope to facilitate access to knowledge and culture for children and adolescents. By contributing to the development of the next generations, and giving them a better understanding of the origin of our civilizations – each of them Mediterranean and yet so varied – it is also our ambition to make a modest contribution to working on cohesion and well-being for one and all.

In this, we are proud to pursue the heritage that our founders left to us when, 200 years ago, they inscribed these two words on the pediment of our institutions, words that are more relevant today than ever: Social Union.

Alain Lacroix
Chairman of the Management Board
Caisse d’Epargne Provence-Alpes-Corse