The results of this project will be disseminated between the partner institutions and to members of the business and local community. This will happen throughout the project and at its finale, through two large activities: the conference and the fair trade of the virtual companies.
At the level of each partner institution, dissemination will take several forms during the two years of the project: at the frequent teachers’ meeting in every school, during the students/parents’ term meetings, during the meetings of the teachers involved in the Erasmus plus project, at the school administration council meetings and during economics and business classes.
Therefore, after every meeting in the project , the teachers and students of every school will be informed about the development stages of this project through: discussions, PPT presentations, photographs etc. Articles and photos will be frequently posted on the school official site and displays within each institution will be up-dated and maintained. All of the partner schools have information points/display areas providing information about their past and current projects.
The dissemination of the results of the project at local level will be made by each partner in the project through a consistent presentation in the media, so that the members of the local community are informed about the activities and progress of the project.
At a regional level, we intend, where appropriate, to present the dissemination of this project at the meetings organized by the school inspectorate/ the department of Educational Projects. These meetings take place every term and their purpose is actually the dissemination of the European projects developed by the institutions belonging to that region. As well as this every institution will contact their local TV broadcasters through its teachers and students working on the project. The partners have experience of this type of activity while working on their current project, ‘My heritage, your holiday’. Teachers from the project were filmed and interviewed by the local Croatian TV channel. The project will also be reported by the local and regional press. For example, after every meeting the work and outcomes of the meetings will be sent to the local Launceston and south west newspapers. This will be replicated by the other six partners in the project.
At national level we will contact the mass-media: radio, television, newspapers. All the 7 schools will write together a press release in order to be published. The climax of this project and of its dissemination will be the last meeting, the one in Romania, when the conference and the fair trade will be organized. This will be large event and an excellent stage and opportunity to attract local, regional and national media.
The participants to these dissemination activities will be: teachers, students, members of their families, members of the business community, local public administration and representatives of the media in its various forms. Therefore the target group of these dissemination activities will be, on one hand, students of the institutions directly involved in the project, students of other institutions, teachers, parents, members of the school committee, personalities of the local community, personalities from education and business.
On national level, we will appeal to the national agencies of Erasmus+ programmes to present the results of the project in the projects or experiences galleries in the sections that refer to the project’s results, and events. Thus the results of the project will be available to all those interested: students, teachers, members of other teams, etc.
On a European level, through the individual and collective actions of the project’s seven partners the results (of the project) will become known to a significant part of Europe. Also, the results of this project will be placed in the archives of projects completed and supported by the European Commission, consisting of descriptions of projects.
A plan has already been decided for the dissemination of the project’s results:
September 2015 – Local media and press will be informed about the forthcoming project and its objectives
November 2015 – The project’s website will start to be constructed and include information from the first meeting. (All materials from each meeting will be uploaded onto website)
April/June 2016 – information from the project will be included in all school magazines/newsletters/publications
September 2016 – A video of the project’s progress and achievements will be uploaded on to Youtube.
December 2016 – Local TV channels to film and present progress and outcomes of the project
May 2017 – Publication and distribution of guide book and ‘app’ – A young persons’ guide to becoming an entrepreneur’.
- Responsabilities for the dissemination activities
All of the project teams will develop and be responsible for the dissemination activities. For each of the meetings an experienced person will be chosen to be responsible for the dissemination of the activities and results. All of the schools have experience of previous and current European projects and will have suitable candidates for this role. In terms of resources, the project team will work actively on all the stages of the dissemination. As well as this in every school there are several outlets that can be utilized: the schools’ websites, magazines, newsletters, noticeboards and display areas. In addition to these we can also add the information resources outside the school such as the local, regional and national press/media. Between the team projects there will be an on-going dialogue between the groups (via e-mail, Skype) and information and progress will be regularly disseminated to the interested stakeholders.
- Dissemination activities
The project will be supported by a website. This will include information and materials from all of the meetings in the partner countries. An ‘app’ will also be created and developed to include information and guidance for young people wishing to become entrepreneurs. It is hoped that other students will also become aware of the website and take interest in its contents. Local business people will also be involved in the project as participants and members of an audience. Each of the meetings will include a visit(s) to businesses to support its theme and objectives. The final meeting will take the form of a business conference with invited guests from the local and business community. The press and media will also be present to report on and publicize the event.
The activities that take place during the meeting, particularly the presentations, will also be filmed. This can then be put onto DVDs and uploaded on to Youtube. This is a particularly appropriate media that is regularly viewed by young people.
Each school will also be able to publicize the work of the project through newsletters to parents and open days.
- Project’s results will remain available and will be used by others
During and after the completion of the project the website will remain available for other interested parties to access. The materials and outputs can be used in schemes of learning in the classroom; the book and ‘app’ are sustainable resources that can be used by teachers and students after the completion of the project. On all business courses across Europe the study of entrepreneurship has become an essential element. The guide book and the ‘app’ will prove to be a very valuable resource. In some countries, where business English is taught, these will also be seen as excellent teaching and learning aides. The results (particularly the guide book) will also be sent to libraries and job centres where they will be of interest to people who are interested in starting their own business. Information about the project and its results will also be freely shared with other schools in the local area and further afield.