This course is a two days intensive training on research communication. It includes all key elements from the regulatory and contractual issues and the designing of successful communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies to putting in use in R&I projects.
The course contains theoretical and practical approaches and step-by-step guidance along with tips and hints and it is designed to improve the skills necessary to those involved in communication and exploitation of European funded projects.
The content of the course is developed to assist participants plan successful dissemination campaigns with high impact; to familiarise them with the operational tools and the best engagement practices for a strong presence in social media and to provide them with all necessary skills for developing successful business cases for the outcome of R&I projects. At the end of the course, participants will be able to create thriving awareness and engagement plans and develop strategic communication networks that work.
Participants of the two days training will learn:
Contractual requirements for EU funded projects
Important elements of a successful proposal
How to optimally absorb EU Funds for Impact
The communication obligations for EC funded projects
How to raise awareness for research activities and outcomes
How to include strong communication strategy in a project proposal
How to handle open access requirements
How to approach different audiences adequately
How and when to use social media
How to use video to communicate research
How to maximise the impact with limited resources
How to establish a communication network
How to build long-term relations with various stakeholders
How to measure Impact
Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:
Improve your communication skills
Understand the importance of communications in research
Improve communication processes within your project
Enhance your research communication skills
Expand your project’s reach and enhance its impact
Ensure you meet the EC’s contractual obligations regarding communication & dissemination
Improve your dissemination model & implement successful campaigns
Raise the public awareness of your research activities
Optimally manage confidential information
Learn how to interpret key social media insights
Learn from best practice examples of our experienced speakers
Benefit from practical workshops and exercises
Receive tangible and actionable advice on your individual questions
Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across EU
Participation fee for the 2 days training:
In-Class €1490 exl. VAT
Training package includes:
Admission to the course
Hard copies of training material
Certificate on the “Impact of E.C. Funded Research” training completion
Certificate of attendance
Accreditation to Professionals Directory
Complimentary coffee & snack breaks
Complimentary networking lunch breaks
Ms. Papathanassiou is an expert consultant in Dissemination, Communication and Science Education. She holds an MA in Communication Studies and has over 15 years of experience in working with public institutes, associations, research organisations, universities, private companies and the EC. She has provided consulting services related to the development and implementation of dissemination and communication strategies, event management, science education, stakeholder engagement and media relations for several EU-funded projects. She was a long-lasting member of the European Marine Board Communications Panel and has also worked as a Communications Consultant for IOC-UNESCO. In addition, she has served as an EC expert evaluator for H2020 proposals. Ms. Papathanassiou is currently the CEO of a company active in the communication and dissemination of EU projects, which gives her an in-depth understanding of the European Commission’s communication and dissemination framework, as she has gained enough practical experience in the subject. She has been involved in an impressive list of projects (FP6, FP7, H2020, ERASMUS+ etc) for international research, academic and governmental organisations.
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