Coordination Action of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence (caENTI)
caENTI general objective aimed at integrating present research projects on territorial intelligence tools, so as to give them a European dimension.
The caENTI was funded by the sixth framework programme 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 started on March 2006 for three-year duration.
The caENTI (Coordination Action of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence) has progressively defined territorial intelligence as the science having for object the sustainable development of territories and having for subject territorial community.
- It puts in relation multidisciplinary knowledge on territories and their dynamics
- It strengthens territorial communities abilities to take part in their development in a fair and sustainable way
- It improves territorial information sharing and spreads its analysis methods and tools thanks to Information and Communication Technologies
- It promotes governance, decision making processes and practices valuing participation and partnership and research-action that contribute to fair and sustainable development of the territorial community
The caENTI is a consortium of eigth universities and seven territorial actors. As a general objective, it aims to integrate present research projects on territorial intelligence tools, so as to give them a European dimension.
To do so, it works out three activities of comparative research coordination:
- Tools for and by actors
- Fundamental methods
- Governance principles
It includes two dissemination activities: the Internet portal http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu and annual international conference.
This communication presents the results and scientific prospects of the caENTI (coordination action of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence) which general objective aimed at integrating present research projects on territorial intelligence tools, so as to give them a European dimension.
Territorial intelligence is the science working on the theme « Sustainable development of territories » and having for subject the governance of territorial communities in our Knowledge Society. Territorial intelligence develops multidisciplinary knowledge that helps on the one hand understanding territorial dynamics and systems, and aspires on the other hand to be an instrument for territories sustainable development actors.