DANDELION workshop

DANDELION workshop

Valorise your research: The importance of dissemination and communication 

Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Košice, Slovakia

The EU invests heavily in advanced, long-term Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (IIRS) research projects through its research Framework Programmes. Despite this investment, there is still little public knowledge or understanding of the exciting and valuable results this research produces. The uptake and valorisation of research results is best achieved through effective dissemination and communication to  citizens, policy-makers, academia and the media. By making project knowledge usable and available, it can be exploited to deliver efficient support to policy makers and engender genuine societal acceptance. This is successful valorisation in the SSH context – in other words, ensuring research creates real impact.

The objective of this workshop is to support projects and researchers in disseminating their results. During this structured brainstorming session, the DANDELION project team will present its guidelines and suggestions developed to help projects design effective impact and valorisation strategies. This includes identifying your target audience, involving relevant stakeholders and selecting the most appropriate communication channels to reach them.


15:30 (CET) – Registration

16:00 (CET) – Welcome and introduction | Dandelion Project

16:15 (CET) – Keynote address

16:30 (CET) – Your communication goals | Dandelion Project

  • Set your communication goals and make things happen
  • Dissemination action plans
  • Monitoring and evaluation

17:00 (CET) – Q&A

17:30 (CET) – Coffee break

18:00 (CET) – Identify your audience | Dandelion Project

  • Communication channels and tools
  • Branding and Dissemination Materials
  • Knowing and communicate with: general public; policy makers; academia; media

18:30 (CET) – Q&A

19:00 (CET) – Conclusions

19:30 (CET) – End of session


The project DANDELION (funded under H2020) aims to support the uptake and valorisation of Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (IIRS) research and improve its dissemination to citizens, policy makers, academia and media. To achieve its goals, the project is promoting a series of innovative and creative communication activities targeted at a range of audiences.

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