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European project in partnership  

The Learning Territories program is co-hosted by Cube Consultants. In partnership with the mixed syndicate of SCOT de Fougères and the agglomeration of Fougères, UNMFREO, IFOCAP and the Community of Communes of Erdre and Gesvres. It runs from 2019 to 2022 and funded by the French Rural Network

To find out more... There is one entirely dedicated to the project:  

The project

Winner of the Collective Mobilization for Rural Development (MCDR) call for projects
launched by the
  National Rural Network,  

We launched the Learning Territory project in January 2019, which aims – over three years – to identify innovative territorial learning mechanisms that help improve the resilience of territories and secure the professional paths of individuals.

How to promote access to key skills to people who are not even in the information world? How to transmit a culture that helps to live and humanizes, that can be a lever for learning and processing information?
How to identify these populations? How to “listen” to them? How to adapt the training paths, that is to say personalize the training strategies as much as possible to reach a greater number?
We believe that there are important bridges between these metropolises and the territories, in particular via the way in which the populations furthest from employment can be taken into account in their learning. For these people, traditional learning systems are not or not sufficiently effective, so it is necessary to consider other methods, other approaches.

As the project progresses...

  Throughout 2019 , work focused on three main areas:

- Implementation of communication tools

- Communication with the general public and with rural networks as well as MCDR project leaders

- Analysis of territorial learning approaches

All the partners are involved in this process by providing their organizational and logistical support and by participating in the analysis work that takes place in the territories. This pool of steering partners has been reinforced by other national and local actors who have come from time to time to organize seminars with us or to welcome us to their territories. Their contributions were essential to us because they allowed us to anchor our subject locally and to access economic and institutional leaders.

Because this program is the result of our long-standing partnership, we would like to thank all the actors who believed in this subject and who brought it to their institutions.

The communication of the Learning Territory program is based on external distribution with general public targeting in parallel with internal distribution within the networks of the rural world. It is a question of bringing to the attention of the general public the initiatives of the Learning Territories as a new reading of territorial development. Within the networks, it is a question of enabling decision-makers (elected officials and administrative officials) to be able to initiate a process of learning territories by avoiding pitfalls and by organizing themselves collectively for a sustainable approach.

The capitalization of these initiatives involves an iterative method consisting of field observations before going into generalities and analysis. We thank the actors of these territories for their invaluable help. This year was therefore rich in events and investigations.

>>> read the report here:   




Learning meeting


Inspirational trip to Reunion - October 2020

One stage of the project is to meet local actors and conduct interviews in the field.

Project actions

The MCDR project will allow us to carry out three levels of work throughout the project:

– Territorial audits, to discover and analyze the learning mechanisms in the territories.

– Working time between partners to compare the audits with the expertise and analyzes of the partners, and together analyze the subject in more depth.

– Time for communication, to share these elements more widely, discuss them and compare them with other angles of analysis (conferences, evening debates, etc.).

Ultimately, we propose to produce a practical and capitalization guide on how to launch a learning territory dynamic with more innovative initiatives written in the form of sheets.


Organization of 4 webinars that you can find here:  

Learning territory, what is it?  

A prospective study

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The course of the program

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 Prospective local issues in Figeac

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The societal drivers and

extraterritorial change

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The crossing of processes

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“Where are we going? »

The factors and conditions of

change towards the "desirable".

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