C-E.N.T.E.R. Course

Grundtvig Course
“Valorise or Vaporise” - The essential of Dissemination and Marketing in EU Projects

organised in October 2012 in Porto.

Date: 15 – 19 October 2012
Location: Porto, Portugal
Organiser: SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação
Duration: 30 hrs
Programme: pdf

Course Modules:
1. Introduction to Dissemination and Exploitation
2. Communication and Networking
3. ICT and Dissemination
4. Print and Mass Media
5. Production of Dissemination material/instruments

Course participants

  • Total of 52 applications
  • 13 participants attended the course in Porto – 3 participating on „private/company“ funds, others from NA funds "Grundtvig In-service training grant"
  • Nationalities of participants: Spain (I), Sweden (I), Romania (I), Croatia (I), Italy (III), Turkey (II),  Germany (I), Finland (II), Slovenia (I)
  • Experience of participants in EU project and in dissemination: Average 2-5 years, one had +8 years, and three had 0-2 years

 Take a look at the report written by one of the participants - click here!

Further information:
Reference number in Grundtvig Database: AT-2012-328-001

Further documents: available in the download area


Concept of C-E.N.T.E.R. course

The C-E.N.T.E.R. course for active dissemination and exploitation of EU project results is based on the outputs of the collection of the state-of-the-art of dissemination carried out in each partner country in the beginning of the project. The contents are developed with duration of 5 days in English with a focus on interactive participation in form of smaller working groups, presentations of good practice examples and discussions. The other part  includes thematic key inputs in plenary sessions as well as excursions to companies working in fields necessary and interesting for dissemination such as graphic design, web design, print shop, newspapers, TV channels.

The workshop is addressed to persons and organisations in the field of education that are working in European projects. Furthermore, we would like to address those who are interested in getting involved in this field or in improving their knowledge in product placement and marketing in this field. 

After the testing period the final C-E.N.T.E.R. workshop for dissemination and exploitation of EU project results was offered as European course (under Grundtvig In-Service training grants) in Portugal in October 2012.


Developments related to the workshops

  • Trainer manual and guidelines - Handbook for workshop organisation and trainer
  • C-E.N.T.E.R. toolkit - This collection of dissemination instruments and methods will serve as practical supportive material for workshop participants on the one hand. On the other it will also be used as guidelines for active dissemination and exploitation of EU project results to support anyone working in the field of European projects.

Both documents are available for free in the download area!


C-E.N.T.E.R. Pilot Workshop

The pilot workshop was organised in Lodz, Poland from October 3-6 2011. All project partners participated in this activity together with one other representative of the target group from each country. The programme included different parts of the training modules as well as discussions with guest speakers and field trips (e.g. visit of a local TV channel). The aim of the test run is to receive feedback for possible improvements related to the C-E.N.T.E.R. Toolkit and the Trainer Manual and Guidelines. 


C-E.N.T.E.R. Video clip "Dissemination is..."