European Network of Territorial Intelligence (ENTI)
ENTI, "European Network of Territorial Intelligence", is a structure opened to all those who wish to contribute to its program of research which is conceived around three axes and around three transverse themes.
Three axes, defined by the board of ENTI in continuity of the caENTI "coordination action European Network of Territorial Intelligence" (from March, 2006 to February, 2009) are:
- [ Territories] Territories as place and territorial intelligence as mean of the socio-ecological transition and of the combination of economic, social, environmental and cultural objectives of sustainable development
- [ Indicators] Accessibility of the indicators of the sustainable development for the territorial actors, scientific generic methods and action tools for indicators analysis
- [ Governance] Territorial governance for sustainable development
Three transversethemes are:
- [ Vulnerability] Vulnerability of territories and vulnerable populations
- [ Culture] The culture as fourth objective of the sustainable development of territories
- [ Gender] Gender and sustainable development of territories
ENTI (Territorial European Network of Intelligence), the European network of territorial intelligence, developed in Europe from 1989 with the spreading of the method Catalyse. This method suggests the partnerships of development of the tools of scientific conception to realize diagnoses of territory, to estimate their actions and to observe the impact of these actions to elaborate projects of sustainable development in a participative way.
In 2003, the involved researchers and actors established the European Network of Territorial Intelligence. From March, 2006 till February, 2009, the caENTI, the action of coordination of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence, was supported by the 6th program of research and technological development of the European Union.
ENTI has for objective to assure the continuity of the actions of the caENTI and to spread collaborations on an international scale.
After the successful caENTI dissemination seminar in Brussels, on last April 16th, the month of May will be dedicated to the constitution of the European Network of Territorial Intelligence (ENTI). This dissemination seminar was a milestone between the caENTI and the preparation of a project in the framework of the 7th European research and dissemination program of the European Union. M. RIZZO, our scientific officer, closed the seminar with a presentation containing many advices in that direction.
caENTI ended on February, 28th 2009. Final reports were delivered during the seminar, meeting deadlines. The next call for project proposals will probably be lauched in September, with a deadline for submission in January.
A project of such importance has to be prepared in advance.