Workpackage 7 « Spreading Excellence » consists in ensuring awareness of SUMFOREST existence, role, activities, calls, and achievements across its partners (internal communication) and all relevant audiences (external communication). These include the scientific community, stakeholders, programming and funding agencies, and the general public.
For these purposes, a communication plan is elaborated and implemented with the support of all workpackages inside the project. According to this plan, SUMFOREST communication is based on a graphical identity (logo, banner, slide template, standard presentations under slides, a flyer and a poster). It occurs through external and internal websites, a six-monthly newsletter, and appropriate mailing lists with major professional, governmental and non-governmental European and national contact points. Specific events, other websites related to the topic of SUMFOREST, and press releases are used as well for dissemination of information.
Beyond information transfers, this workpackage aims to facilitate exchanges in order to enhance cooperation between researchers from different backgrounds, to develop a research strategy shared with stakeholders, and to drain additional means towards knowledge development on sustainable and multifunctional forest management, thus contributing to the objectives that the Era-Net has set.
WP Leader: Ecofor