Main goals

  • Development of tools that make it possible to equip low-density territories in the process of managing the social challenges they face (eg. aging, emigration, climate disaster, economic backwardness);
  • Critically assess and adjust current policy measures that address social challenges in the low-density territories;
  • Lead participatory approaches and collective initiatives that support local communities in the co-creation process, organizing the construction of business intelligence, with a view to increasing social capital in low-density territories;

Theoretical and Conceptual Structures

  • Intersectional approaches and recognition theory;
  • Migration theory;
  • Gravity models;
  • Spatial models;
  • Social capital theory.

Methodological Approaches

  • Survey of socioeconomic data;
  • Ethnographic methods;
  • Participatory and collaborative methods;
  • Econometric regression;
  • Data panel.

Main Contributions

  • Development of new instruments to tackle complex social problems and policy design, including social capital reinforcement through collaborative and social innovation.
  • Basis for enhancing territorial competitive sustainability challenged by global trends and transformations.