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To ensure the success of CIST projects, its governance comprises an Executive Committee (EC), a Federation Council (FC) and a Scientific Council (SC).

  • Executive committee

    = 19 members, comprising representatives of CIST research units’ supervisory authorities.
    7 members with voting right, 12 without

    Representatives from the supervisory authorities with voting right

    • CNRS
      The Director of InSHS – François-Joseph Ruggiu
      or the Regional Delegate for Île-de-France – Villejuif – Clarisse Lefort-David
    • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
      The President – Georges Haddad
      or the Vice-President for Research – Hélène Sirven or Pierre Bonin
    • Université Paris Diderot
      The President – Christine Clerici
      or the Vice-President for Research – Sylvie Rousset
    • INED
      The Director – Magda Tomasini
    • IRD
      The President – Jean-Paul Moatti
      or the Director of the Sociétés et mondialisation Department – Flore Gubert
    • Université Grenoble Alpes
      The Deputy Vice-President for Research – Éric Saint-Aman
      or the Deputy Vice-President for SHS – Thierry Ménissier
    • Université de Rouen
      The President – Joël Alexandre
      or the Vice-President for Research – Cécile Legros

    Representatives from other supervisory authorities

    • Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO)
      The President – Manuelle Franck
    • Université de Tours
      The President – Philippe Vendrix
    • Université Lille 3
      The President – Fabienne Blaise
    • Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne (UPEC)
      The President – Olivier Montagne
    • Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense
      The President – Jean-François Balaude
    • Université Vincennes Saint-Denis
      The President – Annick Allaigre
    • Université de Corse
      The President – Paul-Marie Romani
    • Université de Poitiers
      The President – Yves Jean
    • Institut d’Etudes politiques de Grenoble (IEP Grenoble)
      The Director – Jean-Charles Froment
    • Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA)
      The President – Emmanuel Tric
    • Université de Caen Normandie (UNICAEN)
      The President – Pierre Denise
    • Université du Havre Normandie (ULH)
      The President – Pascal Reghem

    Responsibilities

    The executive committee represents the signatory parties. Its vocation is to deliberate on all questions relating to CIST’s activity.

    Its responsibilities include:
    – Electing the three members of the bureau (one director and two deputy directors)
    – Deciding on membership of new partners or exclusion of partners
    – Adopting the annual activity report prepared by the director
    – Defining and implementing all research areas and activities, following examination or proposals from the scientific council
    – Monitoring current action
    – Sharing out, based on the scientific council’s proposals, the specific resources allotted to CIST and ensuring that they are employed efficiently, in liaison with partners’ resources used for research via their participating teams
    – Defining the guidelines of CIST’s provisional budget
    – Ensuring that the CIST budget is implemented
    – Voting the CIST budget at the end of the calendar year
    – Designating members outside the scientific council
    – Suggesting modifications to the convention, deciding on whether to terminate or renew it
    – Suggesting an amicable solution in the case of disagreement between partners
    – Deliberating on changing the CIST head offices

    Executive committee meetings

  • Scientific council

    = 15 to 30 members (at least a third exterior to the CIST), renewed by a third every other year, nominated by the executive committee on a proposal from the direction. Its composal must reflect its international and pluri-disciplinary ambition.
    Chairperson and vice-chairperson designated from among members (non-renewable two-year term).
    – potential participation of guest experts in a consultative capacity.

    • Pierre Beckouche – geography, professor / Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – LADYSS, Paris
      Géographie économique, régionalisation de la globalisation, Euromed
    • Anne Ruas – geomatics, ingénieure des ponts-et-chaussées, head Villes et territoires / IFSTTAR – LISIS, Paris
      Analyse spatiale, représentation multiple et cartographie

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    • Veit Bachmann – critical geopolitics/European studies, assistant professor / Goethe-Universität – Department of Human Geography, Germany
      Processus de transformations géopolitique et géoéconomique et leur impact à différentes échelles
    • Roberto Camagni – urban and regional economics, professor / Politecnico di Milano / Facoltà di Architettura, Italy
      Développement urbain durable, organisation économique et réseaux de villes, aménagement et développement du territoire européen
    • Guy Chiasson – political science/regional development, professor / Université du Québec en Outaouais – CRDT, Canada
      Gouvernance des territoires ruraux et des villes moyennes au Canada (gouvernement local, ressources naturelles)
    • Tarik Dahou – political anthropology, director of research / IRD, Paris
      Maghreb and West-Africa
    • Maud Devès – geology/psychoanalysis, associate professor / Université Paris Diderot – IPGP & CRPMS, Paris
      Risques et désastres environnementaux : quelle place pour les sciences et scientifiques face au risque de catastrophe ?
    • Johnny Douvinet – geography/environment, associate professor / Université d’Avignon et des pays du Vaucluse – ESPACE, Avignon
      Modélisations spatialisées des processus physiques, problématiques environnementales à l’interface Nature/Sociétés
    • Marie-Christine Fourny – geography, professor / Université Grenoble Alpes – PACTE, Grenoble
      Nouvelles territorialités, mobilités, matérialisation/dématérialisation des frontières, identités et territoires
    • Frédéric Giraut – political geography/territorial development, professor / Université de Genève – GEDT, Switzerland
      Complexité territoriale et politiques territoriales comparées
    • Romain Lajarge – planning/urbanism, professor / ENSAG-UGA – AE&CC, Grenoble
      Développement territorial, ressources territoriales, acteurs, action, intention, discours, pouvoir et théories de la territorialité
    • Eva Lelièvre – demography, director of research / INED – Parcours et territoires, Paris
      Relations intergénérationnelles, trajectoires résidentielles
    • Anne-Thida Norodom – international public law, professor / Université Paris Descartes – CMH, Paris
      Droit des Nations unies et pouvoir normatif des organisations internationales ; cyberespace, enjeux juridiques internationaux d’internet
    • Sylvie Alemanno – information science, professor / CNAM – Dicen IDF, axe Interaction médiation territoires, Paris
      Transformations, à l’heure du numérique et dans le contexte socio-économique actuel, des modes d’info-communications organisationnels et des transformations interactionnelles
    • Romain Pasquier – political science, director of research / CNRS-Sciences Po Rennes – CRAPE, Rennes
      Villes résilientes, systèmes urbains, changement climatique, risque inondation, réduction des catastrophes naturelles, Asie du Sud
    • Aldomar Rückert – geography, professor / Université fédérale du Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brésil
      Géographie sociale et politique, réforme de l’État, politiques territoriales contemporaines
    • André Torre – economics, director de research / INRA-AgroParisTech-Université Paris Saclay – SAD-APT, Paris
      Analyse des relations de proximité et leur importance dans les processus de coordination entre acteurs
    • Julie Vallée – social and health geography, researcher / CNRS – Géographie-cités, Paris
      Inégalités de santé, pratiques spatiales quotidiennes, populations et territoires prioritaires
    • Jean-Marc Vincent – informatics, associate professor / Université Grenoble Alpes – MESCAL / LIG, Grenoble
      Performance evaluation, stochastic models, Markov processes, traces and measurements

    Consult the paper presentation of the scientific council (pdf to come)

    Responsibilities

    As outlined in the FR creation convention (art. 5.2) and in its bylaws

    Role

    Le CS a pour mission de présenter à la direction de la FR toute recommandation concernant ses orientations et ses activités scientifiques, notamment sur :
    – les avancées en matière théorique sur les sciences territoriales
    – l’évaluation de ses activités
    – les projets et actions susceptibles d’élargir son champ disciplinaire et son rayonnement international
    – l’adhésion de nouveaux établissements ou unités constitutives.

    Fonctionnement

    Les membres du CS élisent en leur sein un.e président.e et un.e vice-président.e pour un mandat de 2 ans.
    Le CS se réunit à l’initiative de sa présidence, une fois par an au moins, et à la demande de la direction de la FR.
    Les avis du CS sont rendus à la majorité qualifiée des 2/3 de ses membres, le CS pouvant valablement siéger si la moitié de ses membres sont présents.

    Scientific council meetings

  • The CIST changed statutes from GIS to research federation.

    This page is currently being updated.

    Federation council

  • Management committee

    = one director and up to three deputy directors, appointed for a four-year term by the executive committee.

    CIST Director

    • Claude Grasland – geography, professor / Université Paris Diderot – Géographie-cités, Paris

    CIST Deputy directors

    • France Guérin-Pace – geography, director of research / INED – head of Parcours et territoires, Paris

    Responsibilities

    The management committee follows up on CIST activities by:
    – Supplying CIST’s partners with all the necessary information for managing activities
    – Making an annual prior assessment of the personnel, equipment and financial resources needed to achieve CIST’s objectives, taking into account the suggestions of its various decision-making bodies
    – Producing an annual consolidation of the resources employed by CIST partners, who agree to communicate the required information one month before the start of each calendar year at the latest
    – Monitoring the specific resources allocated to CIST by the state, local authorities and possibly third parties to carry out the missions entrusted to CIST, and raising external funding
    – Writing up the annual activity report and ensuring its dissemination within CIST
    – Ensuring that the appraisal report is disseminated to all partners
    – Carrying out any mission entrusted to it by the steering committee respecting the responsibilities of the different CIST bodies.

  • Team

    • Claude Grasland – director – geography, professor / Université Paris Diderot – Géographie-cités, Paris
    • France Guérin-Pace – deputy director – geography, director of research / INED – head / Parcours et territoires (UR12), Paris

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  • CIST scientific areas have evolved for 2019-2023.

    Scientific area managers

    One or more managers coordinate the activities of each scientific area.