Welcome to Lisode’s website. Our company develops and supports public participation processes.



 Lisode has proposed the interactive workshop methods and facilitated the dialogue sessions at the PACE-Net conference on climate change in the South Pacific. During this conference in Brussels in March 2012 senior researchers from the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Europe as well as officials of the European Commission and other international and national organizations determined the needs of the South Pacific with regard to fisheries, water, natural hazards, agriculture and forestry and proposed ways forwards to meet these needs. 


Lisode is a Young Innovative Company

 Lisode has received the label of « Young Innovative Company ». This label is given to new companies who spend at least 15 percent of their expenses on research and development activities. Lisode is one of the very few cooperatives to receive this label and the first company ever in the field of social innovation. The label confirms our commitment to co-construct and carry out various French and European research projects (see reference section).


Research Project

Lisode is coordinating the river basin governance the INTERSAGE project.

"Towards integrated water management in the West Hérault : Management tools and new forms of governance"

Lisode co-constructed this project with the Cemagref of Montpellier, the higher education institution  
MINES ParisTech, as well as with the authorities responsible for managing the waters of the Orb river and the Astien aquifer (SMVO and SMETA). The Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MEEDDM), the Region Languedoc-Roussillon, the Département of Hérault and the water board responsible for the Rhone and the Mediterranean basins are funding the project.

The project aims at bringing together various stakeholders of natural resources management in order to develop tools for better coordinating quantitative and qualitative water management. More specifically, the project is working on issues of inter-basin transfers among the Orb river and the Astien aquifer and also on the question of how to share responsibilities for water quality in the Orb estuary. Methodologically, the project is based on an action research approach.


Our training courses

 We regularly organize open access training courses in Montpellier (in French) on group facilitation, on designing public participation in territorial development projects and on group dynamics. If you like, you can also contact us for an in-house training in English. For more information, please contact us.




Lisode has contributed to and co-coordinated a special feature in the journal  “Ecology and Society” on “Implementing Participatory Water Management”


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