WP3: Transnational commons aggregated under integrated themes


The main objectives of WP3 are:

  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 will be delegated/selected to continue shaping the SRA within WP3. WP3 will evaluate and synthesize 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 will meet with the core-group, i.e. the leaders of the other WPs in INSPIRATION. The evaluation and synthesis will be related to the overall scope and the conceptual model of INSPIRATION. Following that conceptual model, the outcome of the WP3 evaluation and synthesis will be 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 will be headed by a theme leader.

Task 3.2: Desk study

Using the approach agreed upon under task 3.1, WP3 will start evaluation and synthesizes of the WP2 reports via a desk study that will result 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 will meet in a 2-day workshop to evaluate the results of task 3.2 It comprises a plenary session to present the outcome of task 3.2, followed by four parallel theme sessions where the outcome will be discussed in detail, i.e. to verify, prioritize and complement missing R&I topics and aims. As participants of these parallel sessions, we envisage – 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) will be invited from other then the 16 INSPIRATION countries. So that in total one parallel theme group will consist of circa 20 participants. The participants will be 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 16 countries addressed by INSPIRATION as well as from other countries. Thus there will be 4 parallel theme workshops, with each circa 20 participants. Finally conclusions will be drawn up in a plenary session where the results of the four parallel theme groups will be presented and integrated. The result of task 3.3 will be a report containing an enriched, updated and prioritised overview of the transnational shared state-of-the-art needed research and knowledge. This overview will serve 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 will be prepared and organised. In that meeting, the theme leaders will present the results from task 3.3. Thereafter, the results will be jointly evaluated. The principal criterion will be the level of common interest and the potential to establish transnational funding. Finally, it will be agreed upon the topics, priorities, potential coalitions that will enter 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 15.01.2016