Dissemination, Communications, Exploitation and External Collaboration in the context of the DARWIN project aims to ensure longevity of DARWIN project results, specifically the DARWIN Resilience Management Guidelines (DRMG), through their uptake and use with key groups of stakeholders.
This will be achieved by widespread dissemination and targeted communication activates aimed at relevant stakeholders to ensure knowledge and uptake of project results.
Deliverable 6.1 outlines the strategic dissemination, exploitation and external collaboration approach in the DARWIN project when communicating and engaging with project partners, members of the DARWIN Community of Practitioners (DCoP), external stakeholder groups and other target audiences. Note that audiences and stakeholders are used interchangeably to refer to groups to whom DARWIN will direct its messages.
This Communication and Dissemination Strategy details DARWIN’s Key Messages and Stakeholders and outlines the overall Communications Strategy, in a Communications Framework, which relates Key Messages, Stakeholders, Communications Channels and Activities.
The overall Dissemination Strategy details what exactly DARWIN aims to disseminate and how. It also explains DARWIN’s processes and procedures surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), as well as procedures surrounding publications, events and conferences and open access of research data.
The DARWIN Communications and External Collaboration strategy provides details on Objectives, What DARWIN is communicating, and what channels and activities is used to communicate.
Progress made against objectives is outlined in the form of a Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) table. This examines the activities carried out so far and how they compare to the objectives stated in the DoA. It also describes the current status and work carried out to date, as well as plans for the future.
Information on the development and future directions of WP6 is also covered, especially what is foreseen for D6.3 (Dissemination, exploitation and external collaborations strategy [update of D6.1]) due in M24 of the project and D6.4 (Plan for business and exploitation of results [preliminary]), also due in M24 of the project.
The DARWIN project aims to develop state of the art resilience guidelines and innovative training modules for crisis management. The guidelines, which will evolve to reflect the changing nature of crises, are developed for those with responsibility for protecting the population or critical infrastructure/services. They will be useful for everyone directly involved, and with an interest in, crisis management from Policy to Practice.