The EPOG+ programme has been awarded in June 2022 a “Unesco chair”.
The chair is coordinated by David Flacher at the Université de technologie de Compiègne (UTC). It has been created in 2022 with the support of the Commission nationale française pour l’Unesco.
|Name||Politiques économiques pour la transition globale / Economic policies for the global transition|
|Chair official number||1548|
|Coordinating institution||Université de technologie de Compiègne (UTC)|
|Partners||All the EPOG+ full partners|
|Main objectives of the project||The EPOG-Unesco chair aims to develop worldclass, multidisciplinary and inclusive training and research on ecological, socio-economic and digital transitions, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and the link between science and society. |
In particular, the aim is to train experts capable of (i) designing and effectively managing transition processes towards sustainable socio-economic models, but also (ii) establishing a constructive dialogue between experts from different continents as well as between experts, public decision-makers and citizens.
The chair develops the original concept of “global transition”, conceived both as (i) a geographically situated process involving all territories and continents in a multi-scale perspective (from local to global), and (ii) a systemic process that makes it possible to rethink economic and social policies — and in particular, those related to social inclusion — in coherence with the perspective of the ecological transition. This concept will be developed in order to meet the challenges posed by inequalities, ecological disruptions, but also the fragility of our societies, evident since the coronavirus crisis.
|Activities||The activities of the EPOG-Unesco chair are currently mostly related to those of the EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. Among the latest activities:|
- the Ecological challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective (also available in video replay)
- the Joint seminars (also available in video replay)
- the EPOG conference
- the Policy briefs series
|Perspectives||The activities will develop beyond this EPOG+ programme, in particular through doctoral and research programmes. Projects of cooperation with academic and non-academic actors will also be developed.|