The purpose of this deliverable is to outline the approach of Work Package 6 (WP6) to the presentation of the DARWIN project to external audiences.
The Deliverable provides the reader with an overview of the work conducted during the first year of the DARWIN project to present it to external audiences. Additional channels which will be employed in the coming two years of the project are also described.
The presentation of the project encompasses all channels which will visually represent the project and its research to external audiences. It is a practical extension of the project’s overall Dissemination and Communication Strategy (see D6.1 Dissemination, Exploitation and External Collaboration Strategy).
Deliverable 6.2 outlines how the DARWIN project is presented to external audiences, including the crisis and resilience community, academia, members of the general public and media.
The deliverable is broken into two sections- presentation of the project and outcomes for year one; and future directions for presentation of the project. Since the project began, a logo has been designed as well as a project colour palette and style guidelines. The website was created and went live on the 18th August 2015, two months after the project started. The website is updated regularly with project news posts which are written by the DARWIN consortium and proofread and uploaded by the dissemination partner.
The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) outlined for presentation of the project in the project’s Description of Action are compared to the outcomes achieved following year one of the project.
This report outlines how the presentation of the project will evolve. New dissemination channels will be employed and current channels will be developed in line with the project’s dissemination strategy. A series of project videos outlining outcomes from key project meetings and project results will be produced. The videos will be promoted on a dedicated YouTube channel and across all online platforms.
The effectiveness of the presentation of the project will be reviewed at monthly project teleconferences with participating DARWIN project partners. In addition, the dissemination partner will review the progress of the KPIs on a quarterly basis. A dedicated KPI tracker has been created and it will be used to document the performance of channels throughout the lifetime 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.