TASTE project expected results
Expected results
Scientific and operational knowledge on rural smart development.
The TASTE project intends to bring information about the following items
  • 1) Assessment about the links between rural and urban areas
  • 2) Land use occupations figures and land use conflicts in selected areas
  • 3) Identification of the main peculiarities of selected areas with regards to smart development principles
  • 4) Idiosyncratic types of development related to the areas peculiarities. What is “smart” for these areas?
  • 5) Governance tools for local stakeholders
  • 6) Recommendations for future development of rural areas
Dissemination plan and exploitation of results
The TASTE Consortium will pay attention to dissemination activities since the very beginning of the project, focusing, in particular, on the policy background of the project, on its general objectives and on the scientific expected results. The plan of dissemination and exploitation of the results is based on two main strategies:
  • Scientific strategy
  • Valorization strategy
Scientific strategy
We will organize two types of events linked with the development of the researches conducted in the project
  • Annual special meetings on the topic of Smart development for Rural Europe, during the ERSA (European regional Science Association) Congress. The first meeting will be held in Palermo in August 2013, with a call for papers including not only the members of the teams but also people wanted to exchange about the rationale of a smart rural Europe. We will invite researchers from all over the word and especially European one to discuss and to elaborate about our research topic. We will also take the opportunity of ERSA Congress to launch a small meeting of the WP responsible.
  • A final European and international Conference about the results of our project and their policy implications. The final Conference will be held in Paris and organized by the leading team. It will involve not only researchers but also policy makers, from EC; OECD, as well as representatives of the countries and regions concerned by the TASTE Project
  • An editing book including the main results obtained by the involved teams: researchers and policy makers will be the main targets of this volume.
Valorization strategy
The valorization strategy is twofold

In a traditional way, we plan to disseminate the results through various communities, like Stakeholder advisory groups at national and European levels and Stakeholders for each country. In this respect dissemination tasks will concentrate first on the preparation and launching of the project website, which will be used both as a communication device and an internal coordination point (document sharing, etc.). it will further deal with maintaining the website regularly updated, by posting of public documents produced by teams of the consortium, announcement of events organized in the project (conferences special sessions, workshops ...), information on research progress and published scientific papers... A dedicated area of the website (intranet) will be used as collaboration work area for project partners.

In a less traditional away, we intend to manage dissemination as a part of the project itself. The dissemination will mainly occur during the Year 3, within WP 6 (partnership) and WP 7 (valorization). We want to disseminate the knowledge through partners, be there local stakeholders or policy makers, and to partly build tools with them. We will based this strategy on the long experience of production of transfer documents acquired through PSDR programs. For example, flyers presenting the TASTE project, the main results and methods as well as policy recomandations or governance tools will be elaborated and disseminate. A policy brief, specifically addressing policy makers at EU and regional scale, is also expected to be produced as a useful tool for decision support.

All partners will be involved in the dissemination activities, by communicating on the project approach and achievements in several types of events to different kinds of audience.
TASTE is supported by the European Commission
and funding bodies in 4 countries
in the framework of FP7
European Commission FP7 Ruragri
Keywords Smart rural development - Land use and management - Innovative agriculture and business - Territorial governance
- Entrepreneurship - Rural Urban relationship

Scientific Coordinator : André TORRE (INRA) - torre@agroparistech.fr
Project Manager : Frederic WALLET (INRA) - wallet@agroparistech.fr