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Public Policies and Actions for Sustainable Development (AM PAPDD)

Politiques publiques et actions pour le développement durable (AM PAPDD)

Advantage of the programme

Sustainable development, in its 3 components – economic, social, and ecological – is at the heart of the learning program.

The key principles are:

  • To organize the work of students from different disciplines into mixed groups for better assimilation and pooling of knowledge and know-how.
  • To foster learning based on alternation between academic, theoretical, and practical teaching.
  • To place students in a professional context through commissioned group work and a field assignment in France or abroad.

The course also seeks to develop autonomy and a sense of responsibility.

The Advanced Master® PAPDD, accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, is the main training course for engineers in the Corps des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts (French engineering schools), which is the result of external recruitment (École Polytechnique, Écoles Normales Supérieures, École des Ponts, Agro...) and recruitment through professional competitive examinations.

It is also aimed at engineers working in comparable sectors of activity: engineers from other ministries (e.g. the military), territorial civil service (e.g. engineers from the city of Paris), or from public establishments and private companies delegating public services and/or frequently responding to public contracts.

The program seeks to achieve the following main objectives:

  •     To develop a transversal analytical framework cutting across different socio-economic systems,
  •     To develop familiarity with the different scales of action: local, national, European, global,
  •     To develop a culture of evaluation as a fundamental condition of the shift to greater sustainability in public action.