Work Package 6
Communication, dissemination and exploitation
The first twelve months of the project have stated the basis of dissemination, communication and exploitation activities. During this period, STANDUP project logo was created and shared with the partners, some web and blog publications were update and a specific template was shared with the partners to be completed by them with their communication activities. During the next months when expected results of the project come to light we will have new information, events, topics, etc. to communicate. For the moment WP7 is proceeding well and according to the schedule, so no deviation is reported.
Design of a dissemination plan
During the reported period, the dissemination plan has been outlined. The purpose of the envisioned Communication Plan is to help raise awareness about the project itself and its results among different stakeholders, whilst retaining flexibility so as to be compatible with changes as the project evolves. The communication plan will allow for a prompt and well managed response to any significant variation in the project along its life-cycle.
- To secure the commitment of the key stakeholders to the project aims by ensuring timely and effective communication between the consortium partners throughout the different phases of the project and work packages
- To build awareness of the project among a wide defined group of audiences allowing them engaging in a two-way dialogue with STANDUP stakeholders – consortium partners, scientific community, civil society and communities
- most affected by diabetes, regulatory authorities and industry - by ensuring effective management of the communication platforms and tools
- Ensure that policy and decision makers at the national and international levels are fully aware of the STANDUP work and project outcomes
- To ensure that the identified audiences are aware (or can be effectively informed) of the project progress and deliverables trough the continuous, clear and targeted use of relevant dissemination channels
- To ensure the correct and consist use of the communication tools and the role of the European Commission as the Consortium’s funder by providing guidelines and procedures for communication to all consortium partners.
- Internal audiences - Consortium partners
- Scientific community
- Civil society and communities most affected by diabetes and diabetic food
Dissemination (all the partners) (M1 to M36)
From the very early stages, a project visual identity was defined for the project. Several colors where tested, combinations of white, grey and another colour like blue, green or aquamarine colors. Afterwards, logo was created to identify the project.
The final version of the logo:
Both regular and negative version, were shared among the partners and used for the first time during the kick-off meeting of the project.
Project website :
Project coordinator oversaw creating, hosting and supporting the STANDUP project website. It was launched in June 2018, as a critical tool for external and internal communication of the project. The site hosts also an priavate document repository to be used by the consortium members. The URL is: www.standupproject.eu The website is mainly divided into a public area, with disclosable project information, such as a general description of the project, a list with the Consortium members, the work package objectives, etc. and a private area, only accessible to Consortium members and authorised users, where working documents, deliverables, meetings information, minutes, etc. are regularly uploaded. The private area is the main tool to communicate project updates and distribute templates and reference documents within the Consortium, aside from the use of emails and teleconferences, and the regular organisation of meetings.