The main tasks of Workgroup 5 - Coordination and deployment-leading currently by Dr. Anna Sadowska are dedicated to management and dissemination of the action’s main results.
Being of primordial importance it serves as a bridge among other WGs’ activities where via networking and outreach of the results provide training activities, gender balance issues and involvement of young researchers.
The management and organization of the Action has a clear structure to enable the accomplishment of the Action’s objectives according to the “Rules and Procedure for Implementing COST Actions”.
The Management Committee (MC), chaired by the Chairman (Mr.João Martines), coordinates and supervises the implementation of activities and ensures that the goals of the Action are met.
The MC has set up a Core Group (CG) which is responsible for the operative management of our network.
The CG composed of the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the Action, the WG leaders, the Chair of the ESRs Think Tank.
The CG meets on regular base whereas the main focus of the CG activities is on the support for the MC while it assures an unobstructed cooperation between WGs, monitors the quality of work, sets clear milestones and prepares MC meetings. The CG activities takes special care of the cooperation with other COST Actions as well as with relevant national and international organizations and industrial partners. The gender-coordination focuses on appropriate consideration of the gender agenda in the Actions activities.
The Chair of the ESRs Think Tank (Mr. Dalik Sojref) coordinates an active involvement of ESRs into the Action’s work plans and activities. Being supported by the Action community, the Chair of the ESR Think Tank is a key person to put into practice all ESR-related measure such as STSMs, Think Tank meetings and at least three Training Schools.
WG 5 leader (Dr. Anna Sadowska) assisted by the MC and the WG members coordinates the dissemination/outreach activities among three major knowledge areas of the Action (scientific wisdom, systems and data, social engagement) which are crossed- linked with three major target groups that the Action aims to engage: Specialists in the fields of Heritage Science, Industrial players, and Research and education.
Therefore one of the major objective of this WG is to achieve a balanced participation of these three major target groups through all the Action’s Working Groups.
The measures are taken in order to involve relevant participants suitable to meet this goal.
Particular focus is given on industrial companies specialized in Heritage Buildings rehabilitation and maintenance, energy efficiency and technological integrators.
Direct involvement of potential users into the Action’s activities will help to focus on highly demanded scenarios of a practical implementation of the Actions results. Industrial partners are progressively invited to participate in the Actions events (or even join the Action), to improve the common framework view. The Action plans to organize, at least, two “Industrial days“.
It is foreseen that the Action will grown along with its developed work. In case of Action growth, WG5 will take a further steps towards enhancement in human and technical means to assure that the Action’s goals are achieved in accordance with the schedule.
Some of i2MHB Action members have participated, or are participating, in European financed projects related with Heritage Buildings; while others are, or were, engaged in Interoperability related European financed projects.
WG5 is keeping all these contacts with on-running European networks and relevant COST Actions in course in order to facilitate the network among the European communities involved in cross-topics and cross-programmed development.