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Work packages & Deliverables

Objectives

  • To ensure the timely and efficient completion of tasks and deliverables; undertake quality assurance
  • To develop an effective data management plan, manage Intellectual Property Rights
  • To enable an ongoing flow of communication with the European Commission (EC)
  • To support all WP Leaders and Co-leaders in the planning and implementation of individual WPs
  • To assure quality of outputs in content, readability, and appropriateness for target audiences
  • To ensure compliance with ethical requirements

Tasks

Task 1.1 Governance structure and Project Advisory Group (PAG)
Task 1.2 Project coordination
Task 1.3 Concept development and coordination of the Multi-Actor Platforms
Task 1.4 Coordination with European Institutions
Task 1.5 Monitoring, risk management, quality control and reporting

Deliverables

D1.1 Risk Register
D1.2 Working Principles of the Multi-Actor Platforms
D1.3 Data Management Plan
D1.4 Mid-term Report
D1.5 Final Report

Objectives

  • To communicate the work of SHERPA to public, policy and scientific audiences;
  • To achieve high-quality stakeholder engagement and impact;
  • To raise awareness amongst stakeholders of project aims and objectives;
  • To provide means of two-way interactions between audiences and the SHERPA team;
  • To ensure project results reach end-users in effective ways, including with the project’s own community and extending beyond the duration of the project.

Tasks

Task 2.1 Strategy design for project Stakeholder Engagement, Communication, and Dissemination
Task 2.2 Online stakeholder engagement support tool
Task 2.3 Social media, blogs, newsletter and press releases
Task 2.4 Website and production of multimedia materials
Task 2.5 Annual EU events

Deliverables

D2.1 Strategy for project Stakeholder Engagement, Communication, and Dissemination
D2.2 Updated strategy for project Stakeholder Engagement, Communication, and Dissemination
D2.3 Launch of on-line stakeholder engagement support tools
D2.4 Social media accounts launched
D2.5 Project Website
D2.6 Compiled proceedings of Annual Conferences
D2.7 Practice Abstracts (First set of practice abstracts)
D2.8 Practice Abstracts (second set of practice abstracts)

Objectives

  • To capture, analyse and map long-term trends and dynamics of EU rural areas to understand the associated drivers of these trends and how they are influenced by EU policies
  • To link definitions of ‘rural’ to policy, strategies and instruments in a multi-level governance framework
  • To monitor and update knowledge of the most relevant developments in rural policies post-2020
  • To equip the Multi-Actor Platforms with updated insights on rural trends and policies

Tasks

Task 3.1 Monitoring policy developments relevant to rural areas
Task 3.2 Scoping of the definition of rural and rapid appraisal of rural trends in Phase 1 MAPs
Task 3.3 Review of trends, policies and strategies relevant to rural areas
Task 3.4 Foresight Prospects for the future

Deliverables

D3.1 Timetable of the EU negotiation and policy developments
D3.2 Framework providing definitions, review and operational typology of rural areas of Europe
D3.3 Review of trends and policies in rural areas
D3.4 Report on the forecast evolution of European rural areas

Objectives

  • To define a methodological approach for the selection of existing rural policy research projects to take stock of evidence from past and ongoing rural-related research
  • To design, develop, update and maintain an online repository for storing:
    • systematically retrieved information from rural-related research projects and other relevant initiatives
    • outcomes of data and information processing through application of state-of-the art analytical methods
  • To produce a stock of rural-related research analysis findings, reporting:
    • emerging trends and issues, and classifications of types of information
    • ready-to-use information for exploitation in WPs 3, 6 and 7 and communication to target groups (WP2)

Tasks

Task 4.1 Framework for taking stock of completed and ongoing EU and national research projects and their results
Task 4.2 Monitoring and networking with relevant ongoing projects
Task 4.3 Design, development, update and maintenance of SHERPA online repository
Task 4.4: Stocktake of findings of relevant projects

Deliverables

D4.1 Framework for identification, selection and evaluation of past and ongoing research projects
D4.2 SHERPA online repository design and technical specifications
D4.3 First rural research outcomes retrieval using SHERPA web crawling tool
D4.4 SHERPA online repository development documentation and user manual
D4.5 Final SHERPA online repository update
D4.6 Final stocktake of research findings and analysis

Objectives

  • To review the forms of science-society-policy interfaces across Europe and set-up the Multi-Actor Platforms at European, national and regional levels
  • To train and manage the Facilitators and Monitors of the Multi-Actor Platforms
  • To recommend options for the continuation of the Multi-Actor Platforms beyond the end of SHERPA

Tasks

Task 5.1 Science-Society-Policy interface and methodology for setting up the SHERPA Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs)
Task 5.2 Training of the network of facilitators and monitors
Task 5.3 Strategy for self-sustainability of Multi-Actor Platforms beyond project completion

Deliverables

D5.1 Methods for setting-up of MAPs
D5.2 Evaluation of MAP structures, and improvements
D5.3 Report on capacity building for MAP facilitators
D5.4 Recommendations for self-sustainability of MAPs post-SHERPA (policy brief)

Objectives

  • To optimally tune local activities, policies and research to foster rural development policy by engaging citizens, rural stakeholders, researchers and policy makers in 40 regional ‘Multi Actor Platforms’ (MAPs)
  • To run 40 regional MAPs in a two-stage approach
  • To assess (with regional actors) existing knowledge to identify research gaps on rural development
  • To assess the role and effectiveness of implemented policy in regional development in practice
  • To co-construct (with regional actors) recommendations future rural development policies
  • To test improved governance models through MAPs for regional development in practice
  • To inspire and skill these MAPs such that they continue after the end of the project

Tasks

Task 6.1 Phase 1 – Dynamic Action Plans and running of 20 MAPs
Task 6.2 Phase 1 – Monitoring and Evaluation of 20 MAPs
Task 6.3 Phase 2 – Dynamic Action Plans and running of 40 MAPs
Task 6.4 Phase 2 – Monitoring and Evaluation of 40 MAPs

Deliverables

D6.1 Synthesis report of the initial Dynamic Action Plans for 20 Multi-Actor Platforms
D6.2 Findings of monitoring and evaluation (Phase 1)
D6.3 Synthesis of the initial Dynamic Action Plans for 40 MAPs
D6.4 Findings of monitoring and evaluation (Phase 2)

Objectives

  • Run an EU level Multi-Actor Platform
  • Operate a Think Tank to synthesise knowledge from WPs 3, 4, 5 and 6 to produce knowledge accounts
  • Define and set discussion topics for the Multi-Actor Platforms in WP6
  • Co-construct recommendations for future research agendas
  • Co-construct recommendations for developing rural policies at European, national and regional levels
  • Synthesise messages for communication to citizen and policy audiences through multiple media

Tasks

Task 7.1 Co-learning and knowledge exchange at EU, national and regional levels
Task 7.2 Formulation of recommendations for future research agendas
Task 7.3 Formulation of recommendations for development of future rural policies
Task 7.4 Synthesis of recommendations for future rural policies for policy and public audiences

Deliverables

D7.1 Report on demands
D7.2 First set of recommendations for future research agendas
D7.3 First set of recommendations for development of future rural policies
D7.4 Second set of recommendations for future research agendas
D7.5 Second set of recommendations for development of future rural policies
D7.6 Synthesis outputs adapted for citizen audiences

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