Themes and goals of the event
Educational projects should influence the target groups and change their lives for the better. The Erasmus+ Programme Guide says that: “dissemination and exploitation goals may be to: raise awareness; extend the impact; engage stakeholders and target groups; share solutions and know how; influence policy and practice; develop new partnerships.” That’s why Strategic partnerships projects should pay attention especially to the implementation of their results. The question is how to ensure their durability after the project funding has finished. Which tools to use? There are many different tools but no one knows all of them. The seminar will give Erasmus+ beneficiaries the opportunity to exchange experience in the subject of exploitation, sustainability and dissemination of results. The main aim of the seminar is to create space for participants to exchange both results and methods of improving their sustainability. At the same time, the event will enable participants to gain inspiring knowledge and specific, practical competences.
The seminar will focus more on implementation and exploitation of projects’ final results than on their dissemination. However, knowing the significance of dissemination activities, we will present attractive tools that can be used by beneficiaries during and after the project’s lifetime. For instance, we will offer you a multimedia workshop on recording videos.
- Exchange of experience among participants and contribution from experts on the subject of sustainability, exploitation and dissemination;
- Exchange of good practices, tools, methods and approaches in sustainability, exploitation and dissemination activities;
- Preparing recommendations for future Erasmus+ beneficiaries on efficient ways of exploiting and sustaining results.
- Increased knowledge of efficient tools and methods that can help sustain and exploit project results;
- Increased competences in effective exploitation and sharing or project results;
- Creating a community of practices in maintaining implemented results; networking for future joint cooperation activities.
Aim of the Good Practice Fair: Instead of presenting your project as a whole or all the results you reached, please bring examples showing sustainability, dissemination and/or exploitation of the results. Think what can be inspiring for other participants and what they could use in their projects.
Good Practice Fair method: Please see the attached photo which shows what the Good Practice Fair will look like. Instead of conference presentations delivered in front of a full room, there will be three rounds during which some participants will be showing something (parallelly at the same time), while others will be visiting them. If you are presenting something in the first round, you will be visiting others’ presentations in the second round. You will get a table/spot, where you will be able to show a physical material or a material in an electronic version. Be prepared that participants visiting your table will join and drop out.
Materials and equipment: Please bring media and materials that you need. We will provide flip-charts, paper and moderation materials if needed. There will be Wi-Fi internet connection, but if you would like to show something (a video, a website), make sure you have a copy of the film or screenshots on your laptop. Please bring your laptop if you need it. If you would like to distribute printed copies of leaflets, brochures or publications from your projects, this will be a perfect occasion.
Disemination and sustainability resources
To facilitate ground transportation, please use FB group dedicated to this seminar: https://www.facebook.com/groups/452367095509438/. You can communicate with other participants to check travel itinerary and travel together.
All participants will be staying at one location. Here are the address and contact information for the seminar venue:
Check in on 8th of May, after 4:00 p.m. check out on 11th of May, before 12:00 p.m. (dates are variable according to your options mentioned in the survey we sent).
Location of the hotel:
The hotel is located around 3 km from the city center. We will provide transportation from Zakopane bus station to the hotel on 8 May and from the hotel to Zakopane bus station on 11 May. The detail bus departure itinerary will be provided to you few days before arrival.
There is only one bus – Flixbus which can take you directly from the Kraków airport to Zakopane.
It goes only twice a day:
- 10:35 – departure from the Airport – 13:25 – arrival to Zakopane
- 18:35– departure from the Airport – 21:35 – arrival to Zakopane
To return from Zakopane to Kraków Balice Airport it also goes only twice a day:
- 06:55 – departure from Zakopane – 09:45 – arrival to the Kraków Airport
- 14:35– departure from Zakopane – 17:25 – arrival to the Kraków Airport
If you’d like to take this route it is strongly recommended to buy the ticket in advance on-line as the number of places is limited: https://global.flixbus.com/.
Upon leaving the terminal, you should see a shuttle bus that takes you to the shuttle train. Travel time from Balice terminal to shuttle train is 5 minutes. The train takes you to Kraków Main Station, train platform (ca.15 minutes by train or 30/40 minutes by bus) from where you should continue your travel to Zakopane.
Where to buy a ticket:
– ticket machine in passenger terminal, level 0 (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
– ticket machine at train station (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
– train conductor on board (cash payment only).
Price: 9 PLN.
You can check all available transportation option at the Kraków airport website: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/
Buses from Kraków Main Station (bus platform) are the most convenient and reliable way to get from Kraków to Zakopane. The bus platform is in the building next to the train platform. You can get there following signs posted in many places of the train station.
You can check all available connections using one website: https://en.e-podroznik.pl/.