Plan for the use and dissemination of findings

In order to support the impact of the research project, substantial attention will be on the dissemination of the research results through different channels, both academically as policy related. To ensure that dissemination is one of the key targets in the   project, we worked out a specific work package on dissemination (see WP8). In the section below we will elaborate on the objectives, work description and deliverables attached to the dissemination work package and take into account the variety of communication means and relevant target groups.

 As this research project does not aim at technological innovation or dissemination on the market, we will not focus on the likelihood of market uptake and commercialisation of project results. In regard to the management of knowledge (intellectual property) we foresee ‘Open Access‘ distribution of the research results to maximize valorisation of the research results by local, national and European policy makers and civic actors on the one hand, and the academic impact on the other. IP arrangements, covering issues such as the copyright ownership of  the Publications, Reports, Policy Briefs,  Research Instruments and Databases will be established in the consortium agreement. The general principle of the project is to let as many people as possible share in the knowledge and innovations that will be gathered. Therefore special attention will be paid in translating deliverables also in languages accessible in the partner countries.

The objectives for the dissemination of the project are:

  1. to guarantee that research findings will be communicated to relevant target groups, both in the academic as in the policy field;
  2. to develop a dissemination strategy, including dialogue with policy makers and civil society;
  3. to set up an Action Platform, consisting of stakeholders form civic organizations, labour organizations, educational institutions and policy makers in each country;
  4. to develop an project website and
  5. to influence ESL policy making at national and European level.