The TGL project questioning the governance of the energy transition in law. It first raises the question of the actor’s energy transition, thus of an energy democracy: should States be the only ones to participate in this transition? International, EU or French Law, enlightening the necessity of all actors, public and private. Then the case of NGO appears clearly as one of most important, as they can act in compliance with law as responsible partner of states and wide public. The TGL project intends to check and verify whether this involvement is lead and be effective through mechanisms putted in place by states. In such a case, how the practice of NGOs in renewable energies system reflects their role. However, the project will consider the ambivalent role of NGOs especially when it comes to lobbies for sensitive issues. First, the project will identify the functions and the role, then this will be examining.
The proposed project investigates the ‘francisation’ of quotidian identity in New Orleans (United States) in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. More than 200 years after ending its colonial ties to France, New Orleans offers evidence of how ‘french’ identities are constructed through the repetition of behaviours linked to a place-specific history, a social performance that has intensified after the social trauma of Hurricane Katrina. Given the global challenges presented by large-scale migration (seen especially in Europe at the moment), analysing identity formation in relation to everyday life and post-colonial relations merits critical study. Working with data from an existing international initiative on francophone identities in New Orleans, the project will conduct experiments at the archive of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in Lyon and The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC). This process will lead to the production of a site-specific performance series and interactive performance guide that critically engage the OIF archive in relation to contemporary quotidian life in New Orleans, as well as an international conference on New Orleans francophone identities. Four objectives guide the project: 1) analyse everyday ‘french’ New Orleans identities in relation to institutional and global perspectives on Francophonie; 2) use the infra-ordinaire as the basis for protocols in experimental archival research; 3) build creative dialogues between artefacts found in THNOC and OIF archives; and 4) use site site-specific performance to interrogate the archive and creatively present results.
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Funder: EC Project Code: 101004535
Funder Contribution: 2,950,640 EUR
Partners: LIP, MALMO UNIVERSITY, SOCIAL BUSINESS EARTH, UNIBO, University of Gothenburg, UV, University of Rennes 1, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, COTA, QUATORZE
The MERGING project is an interdisciplinary study of migrant integration through participatory housing initiatives. The project brings together 7 disciplines from 10 partners to test an innovative approach aiming to facilitate and ensure the sustainability of migrants’ integration process. MERGING reviews existing knowledge, integration policies and initiatives across macro (EU migration policies), meso (regional economic & social systems) and micro (individual practices) levels in which housing occupies a prominent place. This will enable us to study the feasibility of participatory pilots in order to implement, test and evaluate them in 3 European regions. To ensure the success and the sustainability of the project, both immigrants, hosts, volunteers, NGOs, companies, citizens will be involved in the construction (or renovation) of housing. The innovative, multi-method approach (e.g. interviews, focus groups, policy analyses, quantitative data analysis and participatory action research) provides in-depth analyses of: 1) the long-term effects of participatory housing initiatives; 2) factors fostering or hindering integration processes of migrants and access to civic rights in local communities; and 3) how diverse stakeholders can support migrants by strengthening their socio-economic integration through participatory initiatives (notably the ones related to housing). MERGING will contribute extensively to integration studies - empirically, methodologically and conceptually - through its place- and migrant-centred approach. MERGING offers direct benefits to migrants and evidence-based policy-recommendations will help to push policy and practice innovation in the field of migrant integration in Europe.