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Objectives 

In the domains of social rights, social and professional insertion, health, autonomy (ageing), access to forms of mediation, transport and moving, fight against different forms of discrimination, etc.:
•    Observing situations of NTU, measuring their importance, characterizing the population groups concerned, and investigating the causes
•    Analysing limits of social integration through policies with regard to NTU situations
•    Making available research, data and methods to identify and evaluate NTU
•    Supervising the organization of courses, Master's theses and PhD research
•    Supporting scientific visits as part of international collaboration.

Observation producing useful tools for research and action by

•    Statistical investigations on the basis of the data collected
•    Ad hoc mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating administrative or associative (non-profit) structures
•    Qualitative surveys based on several techniques: individual or collective interviews, focus groups, “mutual qualification” group
•    Workshops for testifying and sharing experiences.

Observation linked to research programmes of

•   The CNRS, the ANR, the CNAMTS, the CNSA, the DGCS, the DREES-MIRe/ONPES, the PUCA, the INPES, among others.

Main questions examined by the Odenore Technology Research Team 

   Why do individuals or groups not take up the welfare offer (economic and social rights), either deliberately or not.
This applies to relations with the service providers directly (public services, non-profit organizations, firms), with intermediaries (organized or not), and with participation in collective actions supporting access to rights.

  Why and how do institutions deal with phenomena of non-take-up (NTU) of the public offer.
Renewal of the content of the public offer and spatial organization of social practices (around approaches based on contracts, incentives and personal responsibility, proximity, accessibility and mobility); development of tools for furthering knowledge on NTU phenomena; implementation of information systems, expression of social demand, (re)developing capacities, fighting against discrimination, building collective interests.

A scientific approach

The invisibility of NTU phenomena requires the articulation of three types of research in a multi-disciplinary approach (political science, sociology, geography, urban studies and anthropology)

Three types of research