EQUIP ACTors for greater impact in transitions (ANR)
EQUIPACT aims to improve the quality and impact of participatory research with a view to ecological and inclusive transitions. EQUIPACT relies on the work of the ALLISS multi-stakeholder platform and on the achievements of its members. This work has identified a number of needs that the project aims to meet: training of actors, capitalization of intermediation tools, observation of participatory research, evaluation of their impacts.
Our hypotheses: 1/ these cooperations between academic and third sector actors constitute a robust configuration for the production of actionable knowledge; 2/ the methods and skills tested by the members justify trying to generalize some of them; 3/ our transdisciplinary approach reinforces the relevance of our productions; 4/ participatory research contributes to the democratization of our society; 5/ these dynamics strengthen endogenous territorial development. EQUIPACT will target the obstacles/levers to the success of co-research: a/ upstream (inclusion, pairing, problematic); b/ during (territorial interfaces, documentation, monitoring and evaluation); c/ downstream (capitalisation, impact, evaluation).
The fields of study and the methods are provided by the members of the consortium: participatory methods, action research, intervention research, popular education practices, management of observatories and databases, real-time ASIRPA, etc.
The expected results: 1/ a "training-skills capacitation" roadmap; 2/ a method of systematic and reasoned documentation of transition projects; 3/ a method for monitoring/evaluating the societal impacts of this co-research; 4/ a guidance note addressed to public and territorial authorities funding research. They will be the subject of a symposium and a special issue of the journal Natures, Sciences, Sociétés, as well as publications in scientific and professional journals.