Resolis Journal

Resolis Journal is a platform for expression for stakeholders of social action in France and abroad. Discover articles and special issues that gather testimonials from the field, commentaries and feature articles on the themes of solidarity and poverty.

POVERTY IN FRANCE, Local solutions for global action

POVERTY IN FRANCE, Local solutions for global action

This special issue shares the main lessons of the programme on poverty in France led by RESOLIS and supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. This publication underlines how the region is a fertile source of solidarity. It advocates for the development of a "science of action in the field". The organisation of the scientific community can serve as a model for structuring the solidarity sector. The article by Philippe Kourilsky also explains how the life sciences can be a source of inspiration for the study of complex social phenomena such as poverty.

The synthesis of these 3 years of field surveys takes the form of:


- Portraits of solidarity from 10 territories (Aubervilliers, Avignon, Grenoble, Lille, Roubaix, Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, Villeurbanne, 15th and 19th district of Paris)


- Focus on 10 iconic themes in the fight against the various forms of precariousness (integrating with the workforce, access to housing, food insecurity, energy poverty, financial insecurity, access to rights, mobility, access to health care, educational success, access to culture, sport and leisure) through the description of 11 exemplary actions in the field.


- Highlighting 10 problems encountered repeatedly via interviews with researchers, experts, representatives of network leaders or even solidarity professionals


- Sample of 100 inventive local initiatives





Solidarity in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, at the heart of solidarity initiatives

Solidarity in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, at the heart of solidarity initiatives

This issue of the RESOLIS Journal was created in partnership with the 15th arrondissement of Paris as part of the Poverty France programme supported by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation.

It follows work carried out in the arrondissement for about a year, during which the local actors were gathered together several times to reflect on how to work together better in the area.
The initiatives presented in this issue once again show the inventiveness of the actors on the ground when faced with the most pressing social problems: access to rights, housing, integration with the workforce, complete exclusion ... a multitude of original, solidarity initiatives!






Solidarity in the 19th arrondissement of Paris: What's new in the nineteenth?

Solidarity in the 19th arrondissement of Paris: What's new in the nineteenth?

This special issue was created in partnership with the 19th arrondissement of Paris and with the help of a group of students from Sciences Po Paris in Collective Projects.

Produced as part of the Pauvreté France programme supported by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation, it proposes a varied range of initiatives combating poverty and exclusion in the 19th arrondissement: from complete exclusion to integration with the workforce, from cultural initiatives to local exchange systems ... dynamic local solidarity in the area’s image!

A special issue illustrated with photos from the Clichés Urbains association!





Territorialised Food Systems in the Mediterranean - Initiatives for responsible and sustainable food production

Territorialised Food Systems in the Mediterranean - Initiatives for responsible and sustainable food production

This special issue, developed in partnership with the UNESCO World Food Chair, IPEMED and the Association of French Regions (ARF), highlights the territorialised food systems in the Mediterranean, bringing resilience to climate change and substance to sustainable development.

This Journal is published in preparation for the Med Cop22, which take place in Tangier from 18th to 19th July 2016, and with which we are partners and co-organisers of Workshop n° 5: "Climate issues, soil degradation, food security and precariousness ". The pilot institutions have been working since MEDCOP21 on the production of a collective publication containing contributions from experts from Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.


As part of its Sustainable and Responsible Food Programme, RESOLIS has identified, analysed, evaluated and followed several hundred, pioneering sustainable and responsible food initiatives that show us the pathways towards a desirable agricultural and food transition in the Mediterranean.