Before jumpstarting your next EU project you may let people know what you have achieved. You want to? Actually, you HAVE TO!
The dissemination process depends on who you want to reach and what they can do for your project. Therefore, the different individuals, groups, and organisations that will be interested in the project and its results need to be identified and informed. For that purpose, use can be made of the results of the stakeholder analysis. The following audiences may be considered:
- Internal audience. The members of the project consortium and your own institution need to stay well informed about the progress of the project. Adequate internal dissemination can also ensure that the project has a high profile.
- Other project. Sharing project results with coordinators and key actors of projects dealing with similar topics, both within the programme and in others, will ensure visibility and uptake of results, and provide opportunities to receive feedback, share experiences and discuss joint problems and issues.
- External stakeholders. Persons who will benefit from the outcomes of the project, as well as “opinion makers” such as teachers, researchers, librarians, publishers, online hosts, etc., can act as catalysts for the dissemination process..
- The community. It is likely that certain elements of the project, such as guidelines, methods, evaluation criteria, questionnaires, etc. can be used by a wider audience than the specific target group. These elements can be shared with the wider community through articles, conference presentations, case studies, etc.