Every effort is made to disseminate information, activities, findings and recommendations produced by this Action.
Different dissemination methods are considered and implemented, for different target audience, as described in the following. Please visit also the Resources page.
For scientific communities and experts from commercial companies, the dissemination methods include:
For Public Agencies and Institutions responsible for the management and maintenance of public structures and infrastructures and for commercial companies, dissemination methods are the following:
International Standard Bodies may find interest in these dissemination initiatives and resources and in the guidelines that will be published at the end of the Action.
For European citizens and politicians, the Action activities and results are disseminated through the Action’s website, through interviews, posters in public places, press releases and news items posted on popular websites and discussion forums.
Information relating to the Action has been continuously disseminated throughout the 4.5-year duration. The nature of this information takse into consideration the progress of the Action as well as the results of its evaluation, changes as the research projects are near completion, and keep steps with the calendar of events.
The advances reported at the scientific meetings, conferences and TSs give rise to proceedings-style joint publications. The results of the workshops primarily give rise to articles in peer-reviewed Journals.
The Action has organized events co-located with recognised international events, in order to assure a wide audience and impact. The WGs of the Action organized special topical sessions at main events, with a large participation of the Action’s members.
An important part of the dissemination activity is targeted at young researchers. With this aim in mind, 16 TSs were organised during the lifetime of the Action. The schools dealt with basic, applied and advanced topics, were open to industrial participants and, in order to address properly the needs of industry, the programme of specific sessions of the School was discussed and decided in agreement with representatives of companies interested in sending members of their staff as students. On the other hand, for students coming from participating institutions, the programme of the School was integrated by short visits to participating laboratories.
The Action has promoted and supported the publication of joint scientific and technical papers, containing the results obtained in the framework of the Action and authored by members of the Action, in peer-reviewed scientific and technical Journals.
The target audience for the dissemination of the results of the Action includes:
For information concerning COST Action TU1208 and TU1208 GPR Association, please take contact with the Chair of the Action and President of the Association, Prof. Lara Pajewski. From 4 April 2013 to 3 October 2017, this website was supported by COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme Horizon2020. TU1208 Members are deeply grateful to COST for funding and supporting COST Action TU1208. As of 4 October 2017, this website is supported by TU1208 GPR Association, a non-profit association stemming from COST Action TU1208.