What is the Cerema ?
Fields of action of Cerema
The Cerema is a centre for scientific resources, expertise and interdisciplinary techniques providing support for State services and local authorities.
It is distinguished by having strong regional roots and its ability to make the link between central government, State decentralized services, local authorities and all those who contribute to implementing public policies in each of its nine fields of action :
planning, development and equality of regions
energy transition and climate change
management of natural resources and the environment
well-being and reducing pollution
towns and urban strategies
mobility and transport
housing and buildings
management, optimization, modernization and design. of infrastructure.
The establishment is under supervision from both the ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy, and the ministry of housing, regional equality and rurality. It develops close relationships with local authorities which sit jointly on the Cerema Board of Directors and the Strategic Council : together they participate in the preparation of its annual activity programme.
Creation of Cerema
On January 1st 2014, 11 centres, namely the 8 CETEs, the Certu, the Cetmef and the Sétra merged to form the Cerema.
Placed under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Equality and Rural Affairs, the Cerema is a resource centre for scientific
and technical expertise, in support of the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policies, carried by national and local authorities.