Spring of Innovation 2023

Participatory Science and Research: the lever for inclusiveness

6-7 th april 2023, Lille

  Lilliad – Learning center innovation, Campus Cité scientifique à Villeneuve d’Ascq, Université de Lille

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Participatory research is an emerging field in France. The subjects concerned by this research extend to all sectors of activity and in different contexts. With its wide range of questions, approaches and epistemic practices, this field includes various actors from the third sector. These actors contribute to the different stages of the research process and are at the origin of innovative practices within the social body.

This colloquium brings together different currents and practices of participatory research. The capacity and interest of building inclusive research processes will be discussed. By inclusiveness, we mean the propensity to bring together researchers and actors from different backgrounds concerned by a common problem in a desire to co-produce research. What are the contributions, difficulties, impacts or social innovations likely to occur thanks to a broad integration of civil society in scientific processes?

The programme will be structured around plenary sessions and round tables bringing together actors from different backgrounds. Registration for the conference is free of charge. Researchers, associations, representatives of local authorities, doctoral and post-doctoral students are among the audiences targeted by this conference.

Thursday 6 April 2023

9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m

  • Opening Plenary : Jacques Chevalier, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


  • Round Table 1: Inclusiveness in research processes

Stakeholder engagement at each stage of a research process will be discussed, from the definition of the question, the data acquisition protocol, the analysis and interpretation to the delivery of the results.

  • Round Table 2: Collective dimensions of inclusiveness

The discussion will focus on the more or less innovative forms of sociability that are being developed in initiatives aimed at promoting the inclusiveness of the people concerned, particularly in their economic and social dimensions.

  • Round Table 3: Inclusiveness facilitators

Numerous intermediation mechanisms operate at different levels: third places, observatories, popular universities, resource and support centres, science shops, etc. They are often more or less hybrids between institutions and the third sector. Under what conditions and how can they contribute to inclusiveness?

Friday 7 April 2023

9:00 a.m to 4 :00 p.m

  • Round Table 4: Inclusiveness and ecological transformation

The ecological emergency has definitely made its way onto the public and political agenda. The analysis of socio-environmental conflictualities constitutes a privileged research object-time. What transformations are we witnessing in terms of the involvement of the various stakeholders in the definition of problems? How does participatory research transform eco-political arrangements

  • Closing Plenary : Pierre-Benoît Joly, INRAE Research Director, President of the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse Centre

Inclusiveness in research: an end in itself or a means for other purposes?


Participatory workshop

The participants of the conference will be invited to a workshop on a question that will be the common thread of the whole conference, centred on the issue of inclusiveness in the research process

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