The EA 7469PREFICS (Francophonie Research Cluster, Intercultural, Communication, Socio-Linguistic) is a multi-site team located in the universities of (UR2, main pole) and Lorient-Vannes (UBS).

The research carried out within PREFICS focuses on the linguistic and communicational dynamics of the organization of contemporary social spaces, whether these are formally defined (States, institutions, associations, local authorities, enterprises, etc.) or more informal (social groups, social networks, geographical and intercultural spaces).

The team includes researchers in Section 7 (Language Science – Socio-Linguistic) and Section 71 (Information and Communication Science). By convention, it is the permanent member of the university of Algiers 2 and the ENS LSH of Algiers-Bouzaréah.

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