1) Education and training
The overall aim of both the education and training initiatives is to
- cultivate awareness of the relevance of microbial issues in otherwise typically abiotic fields of expertise
- dissipate the knowledge gained in the MIND project beyond the known geomicrobiology expert circles.
In order to bring the scientific findings of this project directly available to young students and professionals, course modules will be developed that can be delivered as stand-alone courses or that can be integrated in an already existing (academic) program.
To enhance students’ contribution to the relevant MIND research, it is proposed to also support an exchange program to facilitate the cross-border mobility of students and professionals involved in the field of nuclear technologies and waste management.
2) Information exchange
In addition to the education and training activities, and to periodical meetings of all MIND partners and/or the WP-leaders, stakeholder-oriented Topical Days, Workshops, etc. can be introduced to inform the stakeholders, with special consideration of those in less advanced member states, about the progress of the research performed in MIND and its relation with parallel research lines.
In addition, results will be distributed towards the scientific community by the publication of peer reviewed papers and by oral and poster presentations at dedicated gatherings organized by IGD-TP and at broader scientific meetings.