Newsletter December 2016 – CUAS
The trip to the final conference in Siberia – some impressions & a conclusion from Austria
Nizhnevartovsk appears to the visitors and conference participants with their Central European customs as if it were a half-world trip away. And this impression is not wrong: A sight out of the airplane window shows an endlessly wide country, interrupted only by the arms of the great river Ob, which meanders like a snake through the snow-covered landscape.
Once you have arrived, there is nothing missing. The team at the international office has organized the logistics of the meeting and its guests as perfectly as if it were to carry out an oil drilling: everything is precisely coordinated, the program is communicated and explored in advance with all the actors, the meeting rooms are prepared in detail, the regional television produces a contribution for the news evening broadcast from the region “autonomous region of Chanten and Mansen”. The conditions are ready, what´s about the content?
At this point we just want to give a short overview about some data relating to dissemination of project results. This task was about spreading the most important information about the project as a joint work of all involved partners. The main focus was set on disseminating and in the best case mainstreaming the results and outcomes. To satisfy this task a strategy in the form of a dissemination plan was developed at an early stage of the project. The most important dissemination channel turned out to be the website with a considerable collection of all project results and outcomes – contributed by each single project partner.
Since the lounge of the website it was filled with 37 posts, 66 pages, 271 documents, 831 media and 12 newsletters (Status 17.10.2016: Google Analytics) and this numbers still increase. Over half of the website visitors have been male (54,15 %) and new visitors (59,4 %) which may lead to the assumption that the project partners did a good job in public relations work to reach new interested people.
Another interesting point represents the country of origin of all visitors from January 2016 to October 2016. Nearly 40 % (802 in total numbers) have been from Russia, which is a very good sign for the success of this dissemination channel because the project and its results primary directs to Russian partners and target groups.
|1. Russia||802 (39,28 %)|
|2. United Kingdom||332 (16,26 %)|
|3. Austria||216 (10,58 %)|
|4. Finland||104 (5,09 %)|
|5. Brazil||82 (4,02 %)|
|6. Belgium||72 (3,53 %)|
|7. United States||68 (3,33 %)|
|8. (not set)||63 (3,09 %)|
|9. Germany||27 (1,32 %)|
|10. Spain||27 (1,32 %)|
Overall, the conference is a good practice example of a successful network of many actors from several countries. The fruitful thematic returns and results will be incorporated into the prepared publications. The photo impressions can be found her: http://tempus-e3m.com/en/gallery/final-conference-nizhnevartovsk-7-11-november/
The bottom line remains as a great memory: Yes, it is cold in November in the heart of Siberia, but no one needs to freeze. The district heating works perfectly, gas and oil seem to be in abundance and so much so that the European from the Alps is irritated, since he has been trained for years even on strict energy saving. But it is not the oil and the prosperity of the region, it is the cordiality of the people – and above all this counts!
Facing the E3M project with the motto “learning from each other”, dissemination can be identified as a strong and important task of networking. The bottom line is the well-known experience: the revenues of development partnerships with international networking are always just as good as the internal mutual understanding between project partners, how clearly they communicate with each other and how respectfully they act. The “one-way” approach of the import-export method does not work; viable results can just be achieved by mutual experience entanglement by an equivalent partnership based on an equal footing.
Helmut Arnold, CUAS