WP3: Transnational commons aggregated under integrated themes


The main objectives of WP3 were:

  1. to achieve an overview of the transnational shared demands and experiences grouped under common themes based on the national state-of-the-art reports as produced by WP2;
  2. to prioritise and elaborate the topics that could be included in the SRA (to be developed by WP4) under specific themes;
  3. to elucidate the opportunity to match (to be done under WP4) individual stakeholders (as funders) to specific SRA topics that could be shared transnationally.

Description of work

Task 3.1:Initial meeting of WP3 and core group

From each country 4 NKS of WP2 have been delegated/selected to continue shaping the SRA within WP3. WP3 had evaluated and synthesized the national state-of-the-art reports produced by WP2. In order to reach an agreement on the detailed approach to perform this task, WP3 met with the core-group, i.e. the leaders of the other WPs in INSPIRATION. The evaluation and synthesis were related to the overall scope and the conceptual model of INSPIRATION. Following that conceptual model, the outcome of the WP3 evaluation and synthesis has been aggregated under four (proposed) comprehensive/overarching themes, being:

  1. resources demand and efficiency;
  2. natural capital stewardship;
  3. land management;
  4. net impact on global, EU and local scale.

Each theme was headed by a theme leader.

Task 3.2: Desk study

Using the approach agreed upon under task 3.1, WP3 started evaluation and synthesizes of the WP2 reports via a desk study that resulted in a report containing a first overview of the transnational shared state-of-the-art aggregated under the four themes as mentioned above.

Task 3.3: Transnational multi-stakeholder workshop

WP3 met in a 2-day workshop to evaluate the results of task 3.2 It comprised a plenary session to present the outcome of task 3.2, followed by four parallel theme sessions where the outcome have been discussed in detail, i.e. to verify, prioritize and complement missing R&I topics and aims. As participants of these parallel sessions, we envisaged – besides the theme leader – the participation of 1 stakeholder per theme and INSPIRATION country (pre-selection done under task 3.1). On top of that a few stakeholders (especially potential funders) have been invited from other than the 17 INSPIRATION countries. So that in total one parallel theme group will consist of circa 20 participants. The participants have been selected in such a way that they represent a balanced distribution of stakeholders deriving from the research funding and industry/business community (including SMEs), the scientific, consultancy, policy making, management as well as NGO’s. Thus it will be a mix of knowledge ‘producers’, ‘consumers/end-users’ and ‘funders’ deriving from the 17 countries addressed by INSPIRATION as well as from other countries. Thus there were 4 parallel theme workshops, with each circa 20 participants. Finally conclusions were drawn up in a plenary session where the results of the four parallel theme groups were presented and integrated. The result of task 3.3 was a report containing an enriched, updated and prioritised overview of the transnational shared state-of-the-art needed research and knowledge. This overview served as input for WP4 to develop the SRA.

Task 3.4: Conclusive review and synthesis of collated results

To conclude the work of WP3, a meeting with the core group was prepared and organised. In that meeting, the theme leaders presented the results from task 3.3. Thereafter, the results have been jointly evaluated. The principal criterion was the level of common interest and the potential to establish transnational funding. Finally, it has been agreed upon the topics, priorities, potential coalitions that entered the matchmaking process in WP 4, i.e. the process to explore the common interest to establish a transnational pot of money for R&I.

Dernière mise à jour le 28.02.2018