Seminars - Study days - Conferences

As part of the Cross-cutting Group's activities, scientific events are organised (seminars, international conferences for study days) to which LABEX researchers and outside personalities are invited.

Scientific events 2018

2 February 2018 - Inauguration of Research Observatory for Mega Events -  Champs-sur-Marne


While Paris 2024 is the focus of all sorts of hopes and dreams, it also generates a fair share of concern and protest as well. Research can clarify both the hopes and the worries and this is why Université Paris-Est proposes to set up a Research Observatory for Mega Events to evaluate the impacts of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and help provide support for both its organisation and oversight. This would involve creating a new independent body with a view to minimising negative externalities and optimising the social benefits of the Games.

Gilles Roussel, President of the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée has the pleasure of inviting you to the inauguration of the Research Observatory for Mega Events.

5 pm : Welcome of participants

5.15 pm : Speech by Gilles Roussel, President of Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

5.30 pm : Presentation of the Research Observatory for Mega Events : Objectives and scientifi project (Cécile Collinet, Marie Delaplace, Yannick L’Horty, Pierre-Olaf Schut) 

5.50 pm : Research in progress, major issues and initial findings

  • Yannick L’Horty (UPEM) : Contribution of new methods for evaluating impacts
  • Michel Salem-Sermanet (Efficacity) : The environmental challenge of the Paris Olympics
  • Marcus Zepf (UPEC) : The 2020 Olympics in the construction of the grand Paris project
  • Claire Peuvergne (IAU-IRDS) / Pierre-Olaf Schut (UPEM) : Ongoing of commitments made to the public
  • Cécile Collinet (UPEM) : How the Games are perceived by the public : qualified enthusiams
  • Marie Delaplace (UPEM) : Are the Olympics a windfall for tourism ?

6.15 pm : Questions / Answers

6.30 pm : Cocktail

The inauguration of Research Observatory for Mega Events (ORME) which took place on February 2, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée brought together about 90 people.Those unable to attend the event will find several short films on the interventions at the following address:

Official website:

Article published in Le Parisien of February 4, 2018. Read the article

26 & 27 January 2018 - Conference on "Requalification of peripheral or crisis-hit territories for recreational purposes : a sustainable develoment solution ?" - Paris and Créteil


Themes adressed :

  • Culture, a sustainable part of territorial reconversion?

  • An alternative tourism or tourism as an alternative to development? What place and form for tourism initiatives ?

  • Tourist-inhabitant relationships in territories. The place of the sharing economy? What role for digital solutions (social networks, e-tourism, m-tourism) ?

  • A tourism reconversion? What adaptation for the diversity of the territories?

Address :
15 and 15 ter rue de Vaugirard
75291 PARIS Cedex 06

Themes adressed :

  • From derelict industrial or military land to tourist or cultural hubs, how relevant is the traditional reconversion model ?
  • Outside France, questions over models and perceptions.
  • from derelict peripheral land to leisure / tourist hub, many actors with an ambivalent role.

Address :

61 avenue du General de Gaulle
94010 Créteil

Find out about events prior to 2018, click here.