Les Ateliers du Bocage (ADB) is a social cooperative organization, and part of the social economy branch of Emmaüs France. ADB’s mission is to reduce the digital divide and support the social integration of individuals and associations. ADB focuses on job creation in the areas of e-waste, recycling, and reuse. It advocates for the reuse of equipment and facilitates access to computer hardware for individuals and NGOs.
In 2008, Les Ateliers du Bocage (ADB) launched the digital solidarity program, Solidatech, in partnership with TechSoup Global.
The main objective of Solidatech is to reinforce the impact of nonprofits through digital technology. Through the Solidatech program initiative, French NGOs are offered competitive software products based on donations from major technology companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec. The program supports non-profits in developing their digital skills through educational content, newsletters, webinars, workshops, training and offers reconditioned computers at a fair price. The Solidatech program counts more than 25000 registered NGOs.
Solidatech also coordinates projects of digital inclusion and social innovation which involves non-profits, companies and public organisations such as Ordyslexie and Silver Geek. Solidatech won La France s’engage in 2015, awarded by the French President and the Total Foundation seeking socially innovative initiatives through online voting.