Work Package 8: Communication, dissemination and stakeholder involvement

Message
Communication, dissemination and stakeholder involvement are important parts of a European research project, as activities and results should be widely spread, both to the general public, but as well to specific target groups which could and should use the results of the project for their future work. In the case of iSCAPE this includes, among others, policy makers at European and local level, but also, being a high-level research project, the air quality and climate change research community. In addition, interested citizens and professionals will have the chance to actively participate in the project thanks to the Virtual Living Lab. Therefore this work package is connected with all research and exploitation activities of iSCAPE.

Communication, dissemination and stakeholder involvement are important parts of a European research project, as activities and results should be widely spread, both to the general public, but as well to specific target groups which could and should use the results of the project for their future work. In the case of iSCAPE this includes, among others, policy makers at European and local level, but also, being a high-level research project, the air quality and climate change research community. In addition, interested citizens and professionals will have the chance to actively participate in the project thanks to the Virtual Living Lab. Therefore this work package is connected with all research and exploitation activities of iSCAPE.

Main aims
The main aims of communication, dissemination and stakeholder involvement of iSCAPE are:

  • To ensure a prominent communication and dissemination of the iSCAPE research goals and findings and support a wide deployment of results;
  • To enhance the understanding of the relationship between climate change, air pollution and the impact of passive control systems and raise awareness among the general public;
  • To achieve high visibility within the scientific community, political actors at various levels and other relevant stakeholders;
  • To generally support lowering barriers to effective adaptation and informed decision-making on passive control systems in regard to air quality, taking into account climate change in a city setting.

Main outcomes
Activities in this work package shall make iSCAPE a well-known project among the stakeholders and target groups as well as support a wide deployment of iSCAPE results.

Main outputs
A variety of continuous activities, specific events, materials and tools are planned:

  • The iSCAPE website – www.iscapeproject.eu/
  • The Virtual Living Lab platform
  • Presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • iSCAPE e-newsletter
  • iSCAPE factsheet and leaflet
  • Scientific publications
  • Articles and presence in the press
  • Scientific networking
  • iSCAPE mid-term workshop and final conference

Most materials and tools will be mainly developed in English, but partly be translated in the language of the Living Labs.

Practical use
WP8 will support the dissemination of the iSCAPE activities and results and make its results available to a wide audience, among them planners, architects, city administrations, etc. WP8 will also provide useful tools for the dissemination activities targeting the citizens involved in the Living Labs and to the policy makers, which will be respectively developed in WP6 and WP8. The three WPs will work in close collaboration.