CITEGO concentrates on achieving three major objectives:
- ‘reveal’ the systemic character of the territory by helping actors identify relationships between the technical, economic, cultural, social, conceptual and institutional as well as financial dimensions.
- overcome barriers separating institutions, disciplines and socio-professional categories
- be both sharers of knowledge and drivers of this change.
To do so, CITEGO focuses on:
- “Connecting territorial actors, the drivers of transition to sustainable societies, in a network : develop connections between the various families of actors and strengthen dialogue to contribute to the development of eco-systems of actors, so that decompartmentalisation becomes a ‘reflex’ , i.e. the obvious choice;
- Co-constructing collective understanding of guiding principles of territorial transition experiences (decode methods for managing change, for making change paths, trajectories, etc. operational) by supporting transversal or crossed capitalisation (project management assistance with actors, and project management for crossed, multi-actor capitalisations);
- Equipping territorial actors by making available management tools for adressing systemic problems (in particular the resources site and relational atlas);
- Showcasing the results of these capitalisations and interconnecting them so they are available to the widest possible audience;
- Creating dialogue : promoting lessons learned from the capitalisation of experience, and pooling this knowlege so that it is shared by the group and can be taken to a new level through continuing education.”
CITEGO hopes to thus help answer the question “How do we do it?”
CITEGO is both a co-producer of support, methods, tools, and a medium for providing them.
CITEGO constructs partnerships with diverse practitioners and institutions—territorial authorities, professional networks, schools, continuing education programmes, research centres, associations, etc.—to help the agents of change learn individually and collectively.
The operational tools—resources site and relational atlas (see Our modes of action)—are developed with accessibility and appropriation by actors always kept in mind (according to the ‘open source’ principles applied to software).