SAPS-RA-RP1 - Science avec et pour la société – Recherches participatives 1

Co-constructive incitative and international methodology to combine knowledge sharing, art and experimental science for improving air quality in schools – Coop'AiR

Submission summary

Air quality in school is a crucial sanitary issue that Coop'AIR wants to address with the co-construction of local solutions by the actors of the environment themselves, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team made up of scientists specialized in fine particles measurements, members of environmental education associations and researchers in information and communication sciences. The approach is based on various means of subject’s appropriation (artistic creation, scientific approach, use of technological or biosourced sensors, dialogue...). It also includes international experience sharing through a dedicated Web platform because as WHO stated "the air quality knows no borders". Empowering pupils to become actors in the evaluation of their environment and in particular of the air they breathe in their classrooms is one of the goals of Coop’AiR. The project aims at investing the school microcosm through transdisciplinarity and participative sciences in order to create a methodology of participative research adaptable to several school contexts on three continents (by taking into account the spatial scale, population density, the socio-cultural aspect...). Coop'AiR arise from the reflection of a solid consortium associating Research and civil society, already sharing several participative research programs on air quality and willing to design this action towards the school environment. Coop'AiR is thought as an experiment of research - implication – action with a vocation to expand after the end of the project to other subjects related to school environment (vegetation, diversity, noise, equality etc ....)

Project coordinator

Madame Sonia ROUSSE (Géosciences Environnement Toulouse)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


GET Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
CPIE TT Reflets CPIE Terres Toulousaines

Help of the ANR 242,824 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 24 Months

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