To enhance awareness and visibility in the framework of the Minamata Convention. To coordinate dissemination of science results and to communicate the project results to targeted audiences. To protect and exploit the project results.

Description of Work

Tasks 8.1. Dissemination of scientific results (CNR-IIA, all). Peer reviewed papers (at least 31) will be the main dissemination activities and high-ranking journals will be targeted. Special sessions will be proposed at the following conferences: ICMGP 2021 and 2023, AGU (2020-2022), ICHMET 2021 and EGU (2020-2022) where all ESRs will present their work. At least two special issues of high-ranking journals will be published.

Task 8.2. Communication and public engagement (UNEP, EEB, all). The Policy making community is strongly present in the partnership including UNEP, AMAP and EEB. The project results as Policy briefs will be presented at all relevant meetings. The public will be informed of the project outcome through specific communication activities and events. Outreach campaigns incorporates a dynamic project website linked to the UNEP, AMAP and EEB websites, project brochures, and non-technical factsheets/illustrations/leaflets. Other activities include a project promo video, local events, YouTube clips, ESR blogs, linkedin, Wikipedia, Facebook and e-learning recourses.

Task 8.3. Exploitation in relation to industrial sectors. This will include audiences from industry associations such as the European Cement Association CEMBUREAU and UNEP’s partnership programmes (MEC and F&T). Policy briefs will be published in the DG ENV Science for Environmental Policy and through the communication activities of UNEP, AMAP and EEB at the UNEP-COP (2019-2021) related meeting of the implementation of the Minamata Convention.


Management, Training, Recruitment and Dissemination Deliverables WP Lead Type Diss. Due
D8.1 Projects external and internal websites operational 8 JSI DEC PU M6 – DONE
D8.2 Dissemination and communication plan 8 CNR-IIA OTHER CO M12
D8.3 Presentations of ESR at ICMGP conferences 2021, 2023 8 JSI R PU M48
D8.4 Presentations of ESR at AGU, EGU, ICHMET 8 JSI R PU M48
D8.5 Special sessions at EGU 2020 and ICMGP 2021, 2023 8 JSI R PU M48
D8.6 Two special issues of the scientific journals 8 CNR-IIA R PU M48
D8.7 Policy briefs 8 CNR-IIA OTHER CO M48
D8.8 Potential inputs for policy feedback 8 JSI OTHER CO M48
D8.9 Presentation at the UNEP COP meetings 8 CNR-IIA OTHER CO M48
D8.10 Reports on local events at network-wide events 8 JSI R PU M40
D8.11 Final exploitation plan 8 JSI OTHER CO M46
D8.12 Promo videos 8 JSI DEC PU M46
D8.13 Data Management plan (DMP) 8 CNR-IIA ORDP PU M6


No Dissemination/communication/management milestones WP(s) Lead Benef. Due Date Means of Verification
25 Public webpage established and on-line 8 CNR-IIA M1 Web page completed
28 Network-wide events organized 7,8,9 JSI M48 Network-wide events completed
29 Social media framework established with the participation of ESRs 8 CNR-IIA M14 Social media framework established
31 Attendance of ESRs at the 15th and 16th ICMGPs 7,8 JSI M47 Training, special sessions and science conferences completed
32 Summer School 1 and soft skills training and dissemination and communication 7,8 JSI M21 School and training completed
34 Summer School 2 on exposure and human health 7,8 JSI M43 School and training completed
35 Attendance at the closing event 7,8,9 JSI M48 Closing event completed
36 Participation at the local public outreach events during Network-wide meetings 8 CNR-IIA M48 Network-wide events completed