As we enter an important new phase in the LOCALISED communication of “Consolidate, Engage, and Disseminate”, we are excited to share the latest developments with our community. We are refining our strategies, enhancing engagement with interested actors around our project, and strengthening collaborations with other projects and networks.
Consolidation implies the harmonisation of our efforts and resources. We are working to ensure that the various research outputs of the project are integrated, and all partners are involved in communicating about them. Once a week one of the LOCALISED partners is writing an article that we share on our blog, X and LinkedIn; moreover we organise biweekly meetings to keep all of us updated. Vision, objectives and insights of LOCALIDED are also shared within quick video interviews that we have made with representatives of the consortium.
Engagement with the community is at the heart of the LOCALISED project. We recognize the importance of fostering stronger connections and we are intensifying our efforts to engage with local stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries. For this purpose, the LOCALISED partner Climate Media Factory has started a co-design and interaction process with several stakeholders to guarantee that the Decarbonisation Profiler (release planned for early 2025) will be both useful and user-friendly. The same will take place for the Business Consultant tool, aiming at businesses in order to get insights into effective mitigation and adaptation options.
To demonstrate our tools and to involve target groups in providing feedback, we plan to organise replication and up-scaling events and initiatives, starting already during the development phase of both tools. These events serve as opportunities to promote knowledge sharing, empowering communities to replicate and customise our solutions.
We are also working on improving the comprehensibility of our results. We are creating visually appealing materials that simplify complex information and make our findings more understandable to a broad audience. As one example we have prepared a leaflet to share the “SOIs for SECAPs definition and assessment” which has been developed during the project by the LOCALISED partner IREC. In addition, after our review meeting the Deliverable 1.5 was judged interesting and useful, therefore we are creating a document to easily share the information and knowledge to a wider audience. Another example is the “Gender and Diversity in H2020 projects” report, written by the LOCALISED partner ÖGUT which was considered a best practice example for other Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects during the first external review on our project. Here we are currently preparing an information sheet, summarising the highlights.
Last but not least, working together with other projects and networks that share our vision and mission is hopefully amplifying our impact and promoting the exchange of innovative ideas. As we move forward, we are strengthening our collaboration to effectively inform local and regional actors in Europe on what can be achieved in regard to decarbonization at local and regional level and how they can adapt to and mitigate climate change scenarios. We have already participated in several meetings organised by the Green Deal Support Office and presented a success story and we are now building our collaboration with the MAIA Community. Moreover, a linkage with the Covenant of Mayor has been established and will be strengthened in the next few months.