• Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Centre for Study on Globalisation, Conflicts, Territories and Vulnerabilities (CEMOTEV)

Research unit


CEMOTEV's research perspectives for the five-year period 2015/2019 are part of theoretical and methodological orientations open to multidisciplinarity (mainly economics and geography), in the way of approaching the different themes of development and the environment, in particular. link with the actors (conflicts), with the geographical dimension (territories) and the choice of a dynamic approach (vulnerabilities / sustainability).

The aim is to strengthen research activities on diversity and the complexity of decision scales, particularly those related to globalization and sustainable development. CEMOTEV focuses on: the dimensions of temporalities, path dependencies, irreversibilities that shed light on hidden vulnerabilities, the territorial dimensions of economic and social processes, introduced by globalization, environmental and development issues, new articulations between the different levels of scales (global, continental, national and local) that they produce, as well as the conflicts generated.



Innovation themes

Map and access

47, boulevard Vauban

Our research areas


- Territorial development issues related to natural and environmental resources
- Heritage and sustainability. Tourism and development especially in the face of the climate challenge
- Macro-econometric modeling
- Strategies of international firms, urbanisation and territorial resilience
- Insularity, governance and sustainable development
- Sustainability and vulnerability assessments

Applications sectors

  • Fishing / Aquaculture
  • Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
  • Other business
  • Energy
  • Health / wellness
  • Agriculture
  • Administration / Public sector
  • Tourism / Accommodation / Catering

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 38
Number of researchers : 22
Number of doctoral students : 15


Our results

Projects examples

Existing research networks (in Africa, Latin America and Asia) and participation in research projects to reinforce North-South partnership approaches.

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France: College of Interdisciplinary Studies (CEI - EA 2712 University Paris-Sud), Identity Locations Activities (LISA - UMR 6240 CNRS / University of Corsica), Institute of Higher Studies of Latin America - Center for Research and Development documentation on Latin America (IHEAL-CREDAL - UMR 7227 CNRS / Sorbonne Nouvelle University), Scientific Interest Group for the Study of Globalization and Development (GIS-GEMDEV), Climate-Environment-Scientific Interest Group Society, IMPACT Network - Support to public policies to reduce poverty and inequality, IRD, House of Water Sciences (MSE - University Montpellier 2)

- Europe: Institute of Development Studies - University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) - University of Oxford (UK), Human Development, Capability and Poverty International Research Center (HDCP-IRC) - Istituto universitario di studi superiori Pavia (IUSS) (Pavia, Italy)

- International: State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research - East China Normal University (Shanghai, China), - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Jurídicas y Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Salta (Argentina), Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), Universidad Central of Venezuela (Venezuela), UFPE - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil), Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (Mexico), UAM - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico), Center of Economics and Ethics for the Environment and Development of Madagascar (C3EDM), University of Antananarivo (Madagascar), Faculty of Economics and Management (FSEG) - University of Yaounde II - SOA and University of Dschang (Cameroon), Doctoral School Water Quality and Use of Water (EDEQUE) - Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar, Senegal).

Private collaborations

- Community of Agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (CASQY)
- Patrimonial Association of the Plaine de Versailles and Plateau des Alluets


Establishments of affiliation