Scientific and technical culture
France is a country of excellence for both research and culture, cultivating the heritage of the Enlightenment, science and culture participating in individual emancipation. The development of scientific, technical and industrial culture responds to the need for science and its indisputable facts, at the time of the advent of alternative facts and the «post-truth» and rise of fanaticism.
It also responds to the need for culture to continue to believe in a common destiny whose creation and imagination remain the strongest pillars. Finally, it responds to our desire to build a common destiny for Europe based on the added value of innovation and our ability to spread it in society for the well-being of all.
The national strategy of scientific, technical and industrial culture was drawn up by the National Council for Scientific, Technical and Industrial Culture. It was handed over on 9 March 2017 to Audrey AZOULAY, Minister of Culture and Communication and Thierry MANDON, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.
Designed for 5 years, This national strategy provides guidelines for actions to develop scientific, technical and industrial culture and brings together all relevant actors around major national priorities. It is articulated with the national research strategy and the national strategy for higher education.
It defines 5 strategic directions:
- increase the knowledge and mutual recognition of stakeholders;
- develop digital knowledge and its uses;
- strengthen democratic debate and support for public policy;
- to introduce the scientific process to as many people as possible;
- to share the culture of innovation and knowledge of the technical and industrial heritage.