The CAENTI is a European research action that aims at integrating the research activities that are led by fifteen partners on the territorial intelligence tools so as to give them a European dimension.
The CAENTI, “Coordination Action of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence” is a research action that is funded by the Sixth Framework Program of Research and Technological Development of the European Union in the specific program “Integrate and Strengthen the European Research Area” and in the Seventh thematic priority “Citizens and Governance in a knowledge-based society”. It gathered fifteen partners which belong to eight countries. It started on March, the 1st 2006 for three-year duration.
It leads three research activities that contribute to the integration of the research activities on the territorial intelligence tools so as to give them a European dimension:
- The activity Tools is about the design and making of professional tools to help the actors drafting sustainable development projects, and then to manage and valuate them.
- Upstream, the activity Methods identifies the protocols of scientific research activities and the generic instruments that are used to analyse the territorial information and that will provide technological solutions to design tools.
- In parallel, the activity Governance takes inventory of the uses and principles that will guarantee the respect of the sustainable development ethics by these tools, in particular their ability to improve participation, global approach and partnership.
The organization of an annual international conference of territorial intelligence and the territorial intelligence portal are the two dissemination activities of these research activities results.