From the research lines described in the SRA and the identification of knowledge transfer opportunities, knowledge exchange will be the focus.
Training needs will be determined for each partner and addressed accordingly in order to facilitate the implementation of the joint research programme. They will be met through the development of specific training programmes and courses and through the secondment of researchers or technicians to partners’ facilities. Additionally, “exchange visits” and workshops will be arranged in each country in order to bridge any pre-existing knowledge gaps. This will also align senior staff in each partner with the agreed joint research programme, ensuring it becomes highly visible and central to strategic planning within each partner. The Work Package also includes clustering activities for projects covering the same region.