Scientific platforms

Hosting research, developing networks, encouraging partnerships

The platforms accessed through this page are theme-specific, dedicated to topics that can rouse interest among the social sciences and humanities as well as decision-makers, social stakeholders and a wider public. Their purpose is to host research, develop national and international networks, and form partnerships with both French and non-French institutions and foundations.

As venues for knowledge production and innovative dialogue, they organize activities and meetings – workshops, seminars, expert assessments, international colloquia – aimed in particular at initiating dialogue with decision-makers and practitioners.

These platforms constitute one of the FMSH’s main initiatives and a priority for its policy on research and forecasting.

Violence and exiting violence examines the mechanisms of radicalization in their various forms and addresses strategies and policies for conflict prevention, conflict resolution and emergence from violence. 


Racism and anti-Semitism analyse the contemporary forms of racism and anti-Semitism in the world and examine the optimum conditions conducive to diversity, equity and social and cultural inclusion.


Humanitarian aid in globalization supports and promotes research on humanitarian aid by facilitating the mobilization, production and dissemination of knowledge.


The International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV) brings together an interdisciplinary community of researchers and specialists recognised worldwide for their work on the contemporary forms of violence.


International panel on social progress is tasked with producing a report on the state of social progress worldwide and to make recommendations for international organizations, transnational stakeholders, public and private decision-makers, and civil society. 




Platform Violence

Understand and overcome contemporary violence

Humanitarian Platform

Understanding the changes taking place in humanitarian aid today

Racism and anti-Semitism plateform

Understanding contemporary forms of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-racism