Research dissemination is an activity with two different facets. It involves disseminating research results both in the international research community and society in general, as well as processing relevant and current issues and challenges from the scientific community and other stakeholders involved in region building.
CRS’s activities regarding research dissemination in relation to the research community take the form of publications in scientific journals and participation in international conferences. Researchers and doctoral students at CRS participate annually in so-called ”special sessions” where researchers meet to present and discuss research in thematically-organised seminars.
CRS is also developing forms of research dissemination to the general public through seminars and collaboration with key actors and in arenas such as Reglab and Open Days in Brussels.
Research dissemination activities can be very different. In the project "Adaptation to bio economy, smart specialisation and quadruple helix", dissemination to the international research community has taken place through participation in the Regional Studies Association’s conference and an article in an international journal. In consultation with the financers, it has been decided that the best way to utilise the research for society in general is in the form of a policy brief—a text that conveys knowledge about the project in accessible language—and in the form of a workshop with researchers and financers providing professional development. See the link on the right of this webpage for further information.