Communication and dissemination

InĀ WP4, which is led by FLI, Germany, the consortium develops a communication and dissemination plan with input from communication experts from the organisations involved in the project. In addition, support will be sought from EFSA to facilitate effective dissemination strategy to the Commission and MS.

WP4: Highlights of year 1

During the first project year the following dissemination activities were conducted:

  • The STOC free website was developed.

On the website background information of the project is provided and interested people are informed through a news page. An internal area was included on the website to enable the possibility to share information between the project members in a safe and secure way.

  • A STOC free group was created on LinkedIn and Research Gate

The group pages aimed to frequently disseminate news updates about the project to the scientific community and other interested stakeholders.

  • On 1 December 2017, the project was presented during a FESASS board meeting in Deventer, the Netherlands.

During this meeting the general project was presented and discussed with the FESASS members. Additionally, a short questionnaire was developed for this meeting and the board members were requested to provide anonymous feedback by filling in the survey.

  • On 1 December 2017, an abstract describing the general project was submitted to the InnovSUR conference and was granted an oral presentation (from 16-18 May 2018).
  • On 24 January 2018, the project was presented during an EFSA expert panel meeting in Parma, Italy.
  • On 7 February 2018, the Dutch partners discussed the progress of the project with their national financers (the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs).
  • On 20 February 2018, an article describing the general outline of the project was submitted for publication in the FESASS journal of March 2018.