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Présentation de POLARIS

This project intents to undertake a comparative study of two different regions : Siberia (Russia) and Patagonia (Argentina). These regions have series of common features as for their natural and cultural heritage, and are destined to experience the same changes due to the global warming and globalisation processes.

The protection and the promotion of cultures, territories and heritages strengthen a socio-economical development process for local communities. Such sustainable valorization should generate high level knowhow and good practices that can be transferred to specific territories with national and international protection (National Park, National Reserves, UNESCO Labels, etc.). Huge natural spaces in Arctic and SubAntartic regions get specific attention from international community (UN and EU) due to current global warming and the impacts of climate change on cultures and territories. These regions have fragile ecosystems, that can be rapidly damaged by a mass tourism or by a not well-controlled development strategy implemented by public institutions or private companies.

This project has the main to study these extreme regions, train professionals working in public administrations in order to improve their educational background, and students in higher education with postgraduate curricula linked to tourism, geography, natural heritage, politics and socio-economic profiles. Cross-cultural training transfers and valorization process applied to tourism industries, cultural heritage and territories will be offered. Long term sustainable actions will be implemented at international level, such as an international Tourism Observatory, national and regional networks and @Learning platform to diffuse collected data, surveys and pedagogical materials.


University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ, France)
North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU, Russie)
Lund University (LU, Suède)
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU, Lituanie)
Southern Patagonia National University (UNPA, Argentine)

Informations complémentaires

Programme européen : FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
Durée : 48 mois
Budget : 329 300 €

Dernière mise à jour de cette page : 20 juin 2012


Jan Borm
Professeur des universités
Coordinateur POLARIS

Comité scientifique et technique

Isabelle Brianso
Responsable scientifique POLARIS
Tél. : 01 39 25 31 07

Eugenia Shadlova
Responsable administrative POLARIS
Tél. : 01 80 28 55 09