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