Work Packages

Needs Assessment – Setting the Framework

The first work package focused on the identification of needs and preferences in four, significant for the effective implementation of foreseen activities, levels: involved academia, establishment of laboratories, accreditation processes, and stakeholders’ identification. The results of the surveying and analysis that will be conducted in Partner Countries will feed in the development of the most important results of the Project, especially the MSc Curriculum, the Virtual Learning Environment, and the Laboratories. The study visits and trainings will derive their thematic from the needs indicated by the academic, administrative and technical staff, too.

1. Assessment on Academic Needs
2. Specifications for Laboratories and Accreditation Process
3. Identification of Stakeholders

1.1 Survey on Academic Needs in Partner Country HEIs
1.2 Specifications for Laboratories’ Infrastructure
1.3 Needs Analysis on Accreditation Requirements and Processes
1.4 Identification and Analysis of Stakeholders

Development of MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction”

This Work Package contains all the activities related with the actual development of the MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction” by the Partner Country HEIs, in close collaboration with the EU partners. The delivery of the MSc will include theoretical teaching, laboratory work and self-study hours, all of which will be implemented with the exploitation of the main outputs of the Projects, namely the Curriculum, the VLE and its contents, and the fully equipped “GIS for DRR” Laboratories.

1. MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction”
2. Virtual “GIS for DRR” Learning Environment (VLE)
3. GIS for DRR” Laboratories

2.1 Curriculum Development for the MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction”
2.2 Development of Content for the Virtual “GIS for DRR” Learning Environment (VLE)
2.3 Development of the Virtual “GIS for DRR” Learning Environment (VLE)
2.4 Establishment of the “GIS for DRR” Laboratories
2.5 Syllabus Development for the MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction”

Accreditation and Delivery of MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction” in Partner Country HEIs

The MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction” will be accredited in all Partner Country HEIs and its delivery will be initiated in the academic year 2022-2023. An evaluation exercise involving all participating parties will be conducted to provide input for the improvement of the MSc and the methods and approaches used. Given the strict timeline of activities and the paramount importance of foreseen results of this Work Package, the partnership will make sure to build on the results of Work Packages 1, 2, and 4, utilizing its capacity to timely deliver the milestone achievement of the Project.

1. Accreditation of the MSc
2. Delivery of the MSc
3. Evaluation of Delivery of the MSc

3.1 Administrative Work on the Official Accreditation of the MSc
3.2 Delivery of the MSc in “Geomatics for Disaster Risk Reduction”
3.3 Interim Evaluation Report on the Delivery of the MSc

Capacity Building for Academic, Administrative and Technical Staff

This Work Package focuses on the enhancement of the knowledge, skills and competences of Partner Country HEIs’ staff (academic, administrative and technical) on effectively delivering the high-quality, demanding MSc that will be developed in the framework of the Project.

1. MSc Delivery Guide
2. Capacity Building Activities

4.1 MSc Delivery Guide
4.2 Academic, Administrative and Technical Staff Training
4.3 Educational Study Visits

Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation

The Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation Work Package will provide all the necessary methods, tools and processes that will be utilised by the partnership in order to ensure not only the high quality of the Project’s outcomes, but also the sustainability and exploitation of its results.

1. Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)
2. Quality Assurance Board and Curriculum Quality Committee
3. Continuous Monitoring and reporting

5.1 Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)
5.2 Appointment of the Quality Assurance Board (QAB) and Curriculum Quality Committee (CQC)
5.3 Periodic Evaluation Exercises
5.4 Quality Assurance Reports (QARs)
5.5 Final Quality Assurance Report (QAR)

Dissemination and Exploitation

This Work Package will equip the partnership with all the necessary input to carry out an effective and meaningful dissemination and exploitation strategy that will ensure the sustainability of the Project. Detailed plans on dissemination and exploitation will be elaborated within the first months of implementation, while updates and adaptations will be based on the results of the identification of stakeholders and their needs/preferences.

1. Dissemination Planning and Main Tools
2. Dissemination Events
3. Exploitation and Sustainability

6.1 Dissemination Plan
6.2 Dissemination Material and Project Visual ID
        a. Brochure
        b. Poster
        c. Banner
        d. Two videos
6.3 Project Website and Social Media
6.4 Awareness Raising Events
6.5 Educational Workshops
6.6 Networking Events
6.7 Final Conference
6.8 Exploitation and Sustainability Plan

Management and Coordination

Project Management and Coordination will be conducted based on a participative approach, where the Management Board, the WP leaders, and all partner organisations assume responsibilities according to their roles and under the centralised overseeing of the Coordinator.

1. Consortium Agreements
2. Transnational Project Meetings
3. Consortium Coordination, Management and Communication

7.1 Consortium Agreements
7.2 Consortium Management and Coordination
7.3 Transnational Project Meetings
7.4 Coordination and Communication Platform