Policy Brief on NCP information and communication needs

Section: Research Policy & Development

The ALCUE NET Policy Brief on NCP information and communication needs has been elaborated by the project partners DLR, ZSI and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay (MEC) based on a online survey conducted during November 2015 on the information status and needs of NCPs in the community of Latin American States and the Caribbean (CELAC).
The objective of the survey was to:
(a) Identify information and knowledge gaps according to specific demands
(b) Learn about CELAC NCP needs and challenges to adapt future trainings
(c) Improve their access to quality information and NCP trainings
The policy brief is one of the outputs of the ALCUE-NET project. It recommends to

  • increase coverage of NCP trainings, especially for countries with younger NCP systems such as Guatemala or Bolivia, considering thematic staff where feasible.
  • design trainings based on the identified CELAC NCP needs, e.g. on open calls, ongoing H2020 projects, thematic priorities and proposal writing, fostering the practical implementation of H2020 projects.
  • establish systematic communication channels and central contact points to assure a prompt information flow, e.g. on new work programmes, towards (and between the thematic) NCPs.
  • provide essential information in Spanish and Portuguese.

Authors: Lindorfer, M., ALCUE NET partners DLR and MEC


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Tags: Latin America

Category: Projekt Outputs

Publication Date: 2016

Procurement: Online (download)