- To develop a dissemination and communication plan for the project and streamline the project’s communication activities;
- To maximise the project’s impact ensuring the visibility of the project activities to the relevant communities;
- To increase the communication of science results in quality and quantity through dissemination of project’s findings;
- To engage directly with stakeholders, including citizens, in order to harvest relevant knowledge to be fed back into the research work; to test the QUEST prototype; and to understand how results from research and scientific methodologies are perceived by citizens.
- To contribute in improving the quality and effectiveness of interactions between scientists, general media and the public through targeted stakeholder engagement and validation events;
- To build and strengthen the science communication community.
Guidelines for QUEST stakeholder engagement approach
The primary purpose of this document is to support the project team of QUEST for the creation of events with a participative component, however the final document provides guidance and inputs that are useful also more broadly for anyone developing stakeholder engagement activities, inside and outside QUEST. Its objective is to help bringing, within traditional research practice, tools, the implementation of more participative and open research approaches, offering guidelines and approaches that are grounded in practice and backed by research, so as to create some preconditions to the successful creation of participative events. The intention is to allow partners to use the mutual learning events as opportunities for co-creation of new knowledge, considering the planning of these engagement opportunities in their full potential.