The DiVa Handbook provides guidelines and practical examples of how to reach good dissemination, exploitation
and sustainability results of educational projects.
A major difficulty the promoters and coordinators of educational projects at European level are facing relates to the design and implementation of an effective valorisation strategy, able to adequately promote projects and their products and assure their sustainability. They do not feel sufficiently confident in this key activity. It is not yet available a platform for getting advice and exchanging information in a simple way, with strategies that have already proven their worth in the past, what would be very useful.
The difficulties often start out with the understanding of the specific terminology used in the European context and its purpose. The coordinators of European projects, regarding these matters, have learned as they execute their plans in a predominantly casuistic and commonly isolated way. The learning done with their experience is not shared, or is in a very limited way. Also, the factors on what the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and the National Agencies (NAs) consider successful should also be more visible and clearly established, although they should probably be re-thought and based on more qualitative rather than quantitative factors.
The current DiVa Handbook is intended to be a useful and handy tool to face these difficulties.