Dissemination session - Collaboration Meeting for FP7 Projects Brussels, 28-29 September 2011
I have seen a draft meeting agenda for the Collaboration meeting in September in Brussels, from Eva. However, I have some questions about it.
I think I am, at least I try to be member of the Dissemination CWG. I follow this site, but have no idea whether it is already "official" or not.
I would like to have participated in the discussions about the Dissemination session in September, because as it is, I do not think it is very useful. It seems a copy of the agenda last year, which then made sense, but now a number of projects are active, I would expect some more sharing of experience, and look for collaborations.
- experiences with integrating new social media in a project's communication mix. Most projects explore this, but it is difficult to make a choice of media (Twitter or IRC?, Facebook or Linkedin?, Vimeo or Youtube? etc.), know how to plan (how much time does it costs), what are the results, etc.
- How to get the message across. And what is the message? Most projects are doing a small part of a very complex advanced IT "idea". Currently each project tries to figure out its core messages and core audiences for itself. This is OK in the beginning, but it would be good to see how these individual messages fit together, an how project cooperation can reinforce the individual communication messages.
- Discuss Collaboration opportunities. We (Contrail) initiated a joint booth "Cloud Research in Europe" together with other European projects at ISC11 in Hamburg. Are to more of these kind of collaborations (possible)? Not only booths at exhibitons, but joint press releases, joint video's, etc? Summerschools are of course also an interesting collaboaration opportunity and couild be discussed here (we have very infrastructure focused Summerschool with participation of other projects: http://contrail-project.eu/summerschool-2011 along side the more general one in Crete. ). But they are only a very small part of most projects' communication mix.
I think these topics should be prepared, so it is not depended on the persons that just happen to be at the session.