Inauguration of the Paris 2024 Olympics Observatory

The Paris 2024 Olympics have raised many hopes, fired many dreams. They have also sparked some concerns, however, and even opposition. So many hopes and fears on which research can shed a light.

This prompted Université Paris-Est (UPE) to propose the creation of an Olympics Observatory to evaluate the impacts of Paris 2024 and to support its organisation and management. The aim is to create a new and independent body with a view to minimising the negative externalities and optimising the social benefits of the Olympic Games.

On Friday 2 February 2018, in the presence of Gilles Roussel, President of Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Efficacity CEO Michel Salem-Sermanet will take to the podium to raise the issue of “The environmental challenge of the Paris Olympics”.


5.00pm: Welcoming of participants

5.15pm: Address by Gilles Roussel, President of Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

5.30pm: Presentation of the Olympic Games Observatory: Objectives and scientific project (Cécile Collinet, Marie Delaplace, Yannick L’Horty, Pierre-Olaf Schut)

5.50pm: Research under way, key issues and initial results

Yannick L’Horty (UPEM): the contribution made by new impact evaluation methods

Michel Salem-Sermanet (Efficacity): The environmental challenge of the Paris Olympics

Marcus Zepf (UPEC): the 2024 Olympics in the construction of Grand Paris

Claire Peuvergne (IAU-IRDS)/Pierre-Olaf Schut (UPEM): continuous monitoring of commitments to the public

Cécile Collinet (UPEM): the public reaction to the Olympics: qualified enthusiasm

Marie Delaplace (UPEM): the Olympics: a boon for tourism?

6.15pm : Q&A

6.30pm : Cocktails


Practical details

Friday 2 February 2018, 5pm – 8pm

Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

IUT de Champs-sur-Marne, Amphithéâtre Einstein

2, rue Albert Einstein, 77420 Champs sur Marne

RER A Noisy-Champs

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