The consortium prepared a dissemination strategy (to be further elaborated during the project). The project aims to work on dissemination and exploitation from the start of the project on. Aiming at the development of further Open Educational Regions, we will inform many organizations throughout Europe in a clear and consistent way to learn about the project. Therewith inviting them also to join this development, give us feedback and share experiences.
We here describe our 4 strategic main lines of dissemination and exploitation:
The first builds on the fact that the practical outcomes of the project (constructing Flights for Knowledge, organizing Business Class projects and implementing the Master in Teacher Training) are meant to be copied and spread (they will then gain in effect). Therefore the exploitation envisioned, requires and makes possible, taking in new partners from a multi stakeholder perspective from other regions. The project delivers specific outcome on how to exploit the outcome for (new) partners and (new) regions.
The second strategic line is based on the already widespread partnerships through existing networks partners are part of. On the national and European level as well as through worldwide organizations operating in Europe’s education (like UNESCO and UNECE, but also Europe Cultural Capital 2018) the outcomes of the project will find a large audience (this development is secured - these and various other organizations will also be with us at the Opening Conference). Furthermore the 30 RCEs regions in Europe present a unique dissemination structure. Mainstreaming is therefore within the consortiums practical and realistic reach.
Thirdly, the separate outcomes of the project (for example the Master Program, video’s, Project Report) will be widely spread as such through web and mail, reaching out to organizations and other initiatives particularly focusing on these issues. Al good practices and new deliverables of the project will be presented in word and picture in a book as well as a 4 language magazine in paper (circulation minimal 5.000 through schools, cities and CSR Network a European Companies; depending on co-sponsoring more). The e-paper version will also contain video.
Fourthly, the Closing Conference will have an important function in dissemination. Participants expected on present day confirmed interest (for this project description and mail base) from school leaders, scientists and policymakers is 500+ (150 already listed for the live early bird presentation of the project summer 2013).
In general the project will see to a regular mailing and web download functions within the partner regions and Europe wide (based on a know 900+ direct mail database of known persons; archived in LinkedIn and other media). Targeted direct (on name) circulation of newsletters, conference invites and final report by project end is 3.000 in partners’ own reach (indirectly a multitude of this).