EXTEND THE LIFETIME OF YOUR PRODUCTS
The ONE approach requires that project outputs continue to be available after the project ends and that they are made in such a way that they will actually be used in the long term by a wide a range of stakeholders.
- sustainable results in the sense that they make sense for your target group and are actually being used. To ensure this, include your target group in creating your results;
- making results available on your project website and making sure the website stays online for at least a few years after the project, but also distributing the results on each partner’s website, other platforms (e.g., EPALE) and relevant fora (e.g., EDEN), to ensure that your target groups learn about them and learns to use them;
- using the project’s results in your own organisation and making your colleagues relevant promoters; and
- creating your results in a way that they can be commented on (in a web version), recycled and reused and thus live longer in multiple, supplemented, amended, extended, mixed and mashed up forms. You can achieve this by applying a suitable CC license and by making all partners adhere to this by signing an IPR Agreement.
Using an online survey to have all partners define their individual sustainability measures in a smart way might be helpful as a starting point. From there, continuously addressing the topic in regular meetings helps to not lose sight of it. Mid-term of the project, probably as part of the ONE meeting, is a good moment to creatively explore further paths, critically reflect your work and outputs made so far as well as to check and eventually adapt your sustainability approaches.