Claire Regnier is defending her PhD thesis the 14th december 2022 at 14 at the IRTS of Franche-Comté in Besançon.


This work was directed by Alexandre Moine, géographer, professor of University of Franche-Comté and Christian GUINCHARD, sociologist, Senior lecturer at the University of Franche-Comté. 


Defense jury :

Erwan Becquemie, Director General of Hygiène Sociale of Franche-Comté

Olivier David, Professor, University of Rennes 2

Philippe Lyet, Sociologist, Askoria, Rennes

Jean-François Thémines, Professor of University of Rennes 2


Abstract :

The thesis project will question the link between social work and territory based on the work of Alexandre Moine, geographer, at the ThéMA laboratory. Three dimensions will be questioned: Social work with the test of the territories. Understand how social work deals with the territorial dimension by questioning the links social work has with the territory. More precisely, how institutions and social workers think, apprehend the territory in the responses they offer to users in their support practices. Territory challenged by social work. How the development of a territory can be anchored in social work. Where exactly is the development of a territory related to social work? Here we can examine the notion of local social development, which aims to be a federative approach aimed at mobilizing actors from a territory around a project that is at the same time economic, institutional, social and cultural. IRTS, training devices in social work in the heart of the territories. Faced with the challenges facing our sector, the IRTS as a training tool for social workers, have an important role to play. Today, the reshaping of social work that starts, the new architecture of diplomas that will change the professional identities must integrate the concept of territory.