CPER INnovation Social, Economic and Cultural in Territories in mutation



Contract for the Project State-Region (2015-2020)

INnovation Social, Economic and Cultural in Territories in mutation

The INSECT programme, conducted by the MSHS, mainly associates laboratories in the field of Humanities, Economic, Social and Legal sciences; and also is, on some issues, in association with laboratories from other sectors (especially STIC). Drawing on the skills developed in these laboratories, the programme aims to provide keys to address several important issues from three research areas for Poitou-Charentes territories.

  • Theme 1: Development Resources and New Socio-territorial Dynamics in Poitou-Charentes

This is to assess the effects of proximity, including new patterns of development, which have been little studied so far, by three actions:

– The impacts of the activity of cooperatives/mutual banks, of participatory financing and social and solidarity economy on the territory economic development;

– The creation of a climate change observatory, an observatory of food short circuits; a thorough analysis of the profile of small and medium cities that can benefit from these proximity effects;

– The improvement of the taking into account and identification of minority youth’s skills to change local society’s attitude.

  • Theme 2: Development of Human Capital through Education, Training and Social Inclusion

New challenges will even be better taken up if the territory can benefit from its human capital; the three investigated fields are at the heart of social inclusion and cohesion issues:

– It needs first to unlock the locks associated with learning and educational difficulties, at all levels, with a particular but not exclusive look at the role of new technologies;

– Insertion is discussed in connection with school and training processes, taking into account the inequalities between individuals;

– The health/inclusion link is a third component. To contribute to a greater social inclusion of people in difficulty, it analyses the renouncement to healthcare, difficulties in reaching autonomy for people with mental and psychological disabilities, barriers to therapeutic education and socialization of the chronically ill, to find some solutions for better social inclusion.

  • Theme 3: Innovation, cultural industries and promotion of the region heritage

In terms of access to culture, the evolution of technology is both the vehicle of democratization and new heritage development opportunities; and also that of complex issues such as intellectual property and data security.

– The first objective is to identify the practices of cultural content producers to secure and promote their intellectual properties and support SMEs’ innovation efforts;

– The second objective deals with the cultural and educational enhancement of scanned inherited data by a new approach to the documentation consulted by the greatest number, and offers analytical debates on their educational and cultural impacts.

The three themes have also helped to develop interfaces with several other CPER programmes, and especially:

NUMERIC: digital innovation dedicated to the service of citizens

HABISAN: biology, handicap, health

ECONAT: sustainable management of ecosystems and natural resources

Financing, management and programme steering

In the context of the 2015-2020 CPER, the program has been granted with a budget of 1.63 million euros, excluding FEDER funding that will be added to it.

All of this programme’s operations are managed within the MSHS. Scientific coordination is directed by Jean-Michel PASSERAULT. Khaled HIRECH provides technical coordination and monitoring of the programme promotion events.


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