The 2014-2018 plan of CNR’s Missions in the General Interest aims to strengthen economic development and the emergence of new activities in the Rhone Valley.
Formulated with its partners (the State, local authorities, associations and enterprises), CNR’s 3rd plan of Missions in the General Interest (MGI) has three main objectives, in line with the two previous plans :
For the period 2014-2018, this plan is endowed with a budget of €160 M divided between four main areas of action:
Taking up the challenges facing French society relating to the environment, health and renewable energy will require the dynamism of its research, innovation and development. Thus CNR backs R&D projects integrated in public innovation strategies and in European, national and regional action plans.
In the prevailing economic environment, CNR positions itself beside territorial stakeholders to stimulate job creation. The development of industrial tourism can generate new jobs, in the same way as the development of new technologies and services linked to sustainable mobility. Furthermore, CNR works alongside the territories by opening up specific perspectives of employment: training bargemen, the integration of marginalised persons through work, calling on the services of local enterprises and assisting the installation of enterprises.
The Missions in the General Interest have allowed CNR to fulfil its historic missions, produce hydroelectricity and manage navigation, while demonstrating its ambition to work in favour of the territories. In 10 years, CNR has shown its knowhow in rebuilding natural habitats, its involvement in preserving biodiversity and soft transport modes such as the ViaRhôna. CNR has used its unique corporate model to diversify its development missions and ensure that the adventure of the Rhone continues.