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Valise à outils Catalyse: outils accessibles et utiles aux acteurs

Pour réaliser des outils accessibles et utiles aux acteurs, Catalyse adapte des méthodes fondamentales et des instruments génériques de large applicabilité.

Ce sont des méthodes d’analyse statistique et spatiale des données, des protocoles de gestion de projet et d’évaluation, des bases de connaissances, des systèmes d’édition scientifique et technique, des systèmes d’information géographiques, qui utilisent les technologies de l’information et de la communication.

L’harmonisation des observatoires européens Catalyse s’effectue dans le cadre de la caENTI.

Catalyse utilise notamment les logiciels conviviaux conçus pour les chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales qui ont été réalisés par l’équipe de recherche en Intelligence Territoriale de ThéMA.

  • Le logiciel Pragma de dépouillement quantitatif d’enquêtes
  • Le logiciel Anaconda d’analyse qualitative des données, qui combine analyse factorielle des correspondances et classification ascendante hiérarchique
  • Le système d’information territorial, conçu en partenariat avec le Laboratoire d’Informatique de l’université de Franche-Comté

3 comparative research activities

The use of tools by the actors allows the constitution of data sets, indicators and good practices for research activities on the fundamental methods and on the principles of governance for sustainable development.


The spreading of fundamental methods and research design in territorial information analysis within the social sciences and humanities (WP4)

This activity pursues three objectives:

  1. Improve the dissemination of the methods and tools of spatial analysis and of processing of territorial information within the social sciences and humanities. They are methods and tools of wide-applicability such as geographical and spatial analysis information systems, qualitative and quantitative data analysis and info metrics of the professional tools used by the territorial actors.
  2. Increase the use of territorial information. In parallel, these methods and tools help improve the use of territorial data, within the social sciences and humanities, where their dissemination remains limited and unequal depending on the disciplines. An analysis of European Commission relevant projects and of existing information in the DGs that might be relevant to the field. This would be useful to avoid work on topics, which had been previously dealt with.
  3. Define the concept of territory in the multi-field context of the integrated approach. The intelligent use of territorial information and of its instruments calls for the need to deepen the analysis of the concept of territory and of the processes of “territorialisation” (site specification). We will be particularly interested in the definition of the indicators of competitiveness of territory in a global approach.

 Analysis of the application of the principles of governance of sustainable development in territorial research-action (WP5)

 The main objective is to perform a joint deliberation by all partners about their research practices considering a comparative analysis among them. Basis for common reflection would be essential issues in terms of territorial intelligence development:

  1. Relationship among governance approaches and the application of territorial sustainable development principles (complete approach, partnership and participation). Impacts, potentialities, risks and limiting elements of those principles implementation will be addressed.
  2. Ethical principles and conditions to be respected within the social and human sciences research processes and by the technical tools in order to efficiently contribute to the generation of territorial sustainable development dynamics, through their impacts on governance improvement at all levels.
  3. Contribution of tools based on information and new communication technologies to governance principles development: information “mutualisation”, data processing in a cooperative way, data and analysis results dissemination on a large scale.

WP5 is focused on identifying and disseminating best practices inspiring territorial governance within scientific production (theoretical approaches, technical tools design, and information gathering processes). On the other hand, WP5 aims at establishing a set of rules or standards to be fulfilled by this specific type of research. It should be the framework for establishing protocols boosting quality in cooperative research.

Conception and dissemination of methods and tools of territorial intelligence accessible for the territorial actors and respectful of a sustainable development ethics (WP6)

This activity essentially aims at giving a European dimension to research actions widely engaged at a local level, even at a national scale, on technical tools for the actors and on territorial data sets.

  1. The Catalyse Toolkit will model and harmonize the tools of the existing method Catalyse, which has been used by all partners in over twenty sites in Europe. It will allow the dissemination of tested and friendly-user tolls for territorial and community diagnostic, development partnership evaluation, local resources repertories and territorial indicators analysis.
  2. Several research activities and experiments are currently carried out concerning the design and realisation of an on-line “Inclusion Itinerary Accompaniment File”. This file (quite similar to a “social file”) is useful to accompany persons within development partnerships and to evaluate itineraries in a network environment.
  3. The caENTI participants are also carrying out research activities on territorial indicators which can be mobilised in the Catalyse Method framework to compare territorial data with the information collected with such files as “Inclusion Itinerary Accompaniment File”. Some free on-line cartographical representation tools were developed in both local and national contexts (for example the urban policy GIS in France Comparative research activities will allow the design of a European portal of institutional indicators useful for actors and available on the Internet in the framework of an on-line Territorial Information System.
  4. In the same way, the Rural School Observatory, which gathers a national and more recently a European team network, constituted a national database on pupils’ itineraries. The caENTI will help provide a European dimension such data set.