Université Côte d’Azur (Université Côte d’Azur) is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together the major players in higher education and research on the Côte d’Azur. Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines, a new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships with the private sector and local authorities. In January 2016, Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France.
CartONG helped the Université Côte d'Azur and its network to create a platform mapping the positive impacts of the Covid-19 confinement - in particular, looking at environmental and societal impacts - so as to foster positive changes in France after the end of the crisis.
As part of this collaboration, CartONG set up a webmapping platform (using Ushahidi), supported the data model creation as well as helped the facilitation of the launch of the project during a live event in May 2020. The platform then quickly gathered around 600 contributions and had some interesting news coverage.
Since the end of 2020 and the evolution of the situation, the platform is no longer promoted but it will remain accessible as a testimony of this time period.
To learn more about this endeavor, please check out our 2020 Annual Report.